Monday, September 22, 2008

Hammer Time!

Okay, okay...cheesy title. But really, if you had been at my house last night you'd completely understand! My wonderful but frugal husband insisted that he paint the kitchen all by himself and rip up the floor all by himself so that we could save some money and spend it on something else in the house. Have I mentioned how wonderful he is??? Anyway, ripping up a floor is NOT quiet work. As I worked on lesson plans and grading late into the night, Eddie was in the kitchen hammering and ripping away. He's just great!

Things are coming along in the house. Tomorrow the floor will be put into the kitchen and dining room. Cross your fingers and pray that it matches closely enough! Scary!

I have a confession to make...I do not cook. I LOVE to bake! Cooking, however, has just never been fun for me because it's been just for one most of the time. I have been known to cook now and then - and I'm certainly not BAD at it. In fact, I'm pretty good at following a recipe, if I do say so myself! Lately, however, we've been either eating out or eating baked potatoes. The only kitchen appliance we currently have is a microwave. I'll go to Publix (thank goodness for Publix!) and walk through the aisles wondering what to cook because I CAN'T cook. And the funny thing is, that's all I want to do now. I want to come home from school and be able to fix supper without it consisting of take-out or microwaved ANYTHING. Stay tuned for new recipes I'm trying. I hope to have appliances sometime in the next two weeks.

Which leads me to this...if you're a Dinner Club buddy who is coming up for the Dinner Club Weekend/Georgia National Fair not come expecting much. Our appliances SHOULD be installed by then...but our kitchen will still be in shambles. Countertops won't be installed for at least a week after that. And my wonderful mama is refinishing my ugly kitchen table and has informed me that I won't have it until Christmas. I don't care how long it takes since she's doing it out of the goodness of her heart and it's one less thing I have to worry about! So how about Gyros and funnel cake just like last year? I'm glad you understand...

Hope everyone is doing well! We miss you guys!

PS - Don't tell Eddie I posted that picture of him...he'd have a fit!

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