Monday, September 19, 2011
That's it in a nutshell, pardon the pun. Our house has been turned upside down, and it takes twice as long to get anything done! My house usually has some kind of order to it, although it may not be the cleanest house on the block. The criminal in question that has caused me to be batty, nutty, and just plain bonkers is our kitchen renovation. I am pleased to report that the messy part is done, and tomorrow the cabinets will finally emerge from their boxes to adorn my kitchen!
My mother came by today to see the progress, and she noted that I have a pretty decent temporary kitchen. Yes, I am blessed that I do have a utility sink in our little laundry room and the kid's playroom can house the fridge. Jonathan's air hockey table is serving as our prep area and non-perishable food storage source. I have used my mother's and mother-in-law's kitchens; our wonderful neighbors (the Jones family) has sent food and invited us over; and our crock pot has seen more use lately. Yes, when I analyze the eating situation, it hasn't been that bad. What is killing me is the dust, the pile of boxes here and there, and the fact I can't start my fall decorating until we get past this weekend.
Out of the need to be creative, to match my nutty frame of mind, and to celebrate the flurry of the fall season, Tori and I decided to try the edible acorns featured in the latest edition of Family Fun. She really enjoyed helping with these, and for little ones, it is an ideal craft. Her preschool class had a fit over them, and her teachers are planning on using this for a next year snack time mini-project.
Hopefully, after Thursday, I can report some significant changes in our chaotic household!
Until then, enjoy watching the world change into its autumnal splendor...