Since I have a full life of happy home and family, there are other things to share besides my grief. It’s there – but it quiets with every passing moment and every friendly hug (virtual and otherwise). So, I’m going to take this moment to discuss with you the other parts of my life you’ve been missing out on through this sadness. And let me tell you – it’s some exciting stuff. You’ll be sad you almost missed it.
We’ve decided to try a new layout in my home that places my stove and refrigerator in my dining room.
Yes. My dining room.
We visited my parents this weekend so that MrZ could have the house to himself while he tiled our kitchen floors. This, of course, required moving all of the appliances out of the kitchen and into the dining room. The fridge is plugged in and keeping our food cold, but the stove, obviously, is not and simply acts as a shelf to hold various items from the kitchen. Like oatmeal and dog treats. Isn’t that where you keep that stuff? On your stove?
This has created quite excitement in our lives. Like: Where do I put my coffee spoon?
See – for various reasons – we also have no water in the kitchen. So – we are using all plastic and paper plates/cups/utensils. (Yes. I know. Not very green. But I’m not up for washing dishes in the bathroom, so that’s that.) I would normally keep my spoon by the coffee maker because the creamer is just a turn away in the fridge. But now – the coffee maker is in the kitchen and the fridge is in the dining room. Since I need the spoon near the creamer, I need it near the fridge, but the fridge is not really near any usable counters. So – the spoon is on the stove which is next to the fridge in the dining room.
The excitement! It’s so intense we can’t function normally!
There is still quite a bit to do before our kitchen gets back to normal, but until then we’ll be cooking all meals in the microwave and eating all food off paper plates. But let me tell you: It is GORGEOUS. He picked out the most amazingly fancy tile and even bartered it down to a cheaper price. Our floor is officially classier than we are. And WAAAY classier than our broken dishwasher and 20-year old fridge. And you know what else? It will not show dirt hardly at all due to the natural color of the stone. I could probably go a whole month without cleaning it an NO ONE WOULD NOTICE. Which in my world? Is like a gift from heaven.