11 February 2015

Retro New

As this year is a year of action, I have been giving my home quite a bit of thought as to what I like and I don't like. Turns out I don't like a lot and I like very little. Especially right now that my sister is searching for a house in town and I'm seeing all of these nice homes. This in turn has spurred a desire in me to update my kitchen. I thought to myself, I should keep the house in the period it was built (too much Rehab Addict). Then I looked up kitchens from 1972. I found the following:

I just can't. Full sentences could not describe the horror I felt at seeing what a 1970's kitchen was supposed to look like. See that edge above the sink in the yellow kitchen? My kitchen has that all the way around the top of the cabinets in an overhang-like thing that sticks out. Can you say ugh? I can. Ugh. I also have a yellow/white marble-like laminate counter, at least the yellow kitchen has tile instead; to say that my kitchen is retro would be a gross misuse of the word. After seeing what I'm up against if I keep the "style" (I don't think the 1970s had style or understood the word), I have decided to opt out of the 1970s. I know I was born in the decade but I am not claiming any of it! 

Instead I am going to keep a slight retro feel with some accents but I need to redo my kitchen. Besides the fact that it is truly not functional it could use a bit of plastic surgery. I have a lot of unused space because the cabinets are set into deep corners, lots of lost space because I can never reach anything back there. Also the previous owners cut into the cabinets to put in a dishwasher and it looks so ugly where they did that. Recently my father helped put in a new stove and we had to cut out part of the cabinets because my old stove was a built-in stove top/oven. Now I have ugly lines everywhere and I do not like it at all. The top cabinets can be saved and just moved but the bottom is pretty bad. The drawers stick and for some reason the rollers they are on rub on the wood so I always have little pieces of wood over everything, then I have to rinse/wash my pots/pans again to remove the wood splinters. I need to reimagine that kitchen but that is a long-term project, may not even happen this year. Who knows, it might but only if I have the time. And money. Pics of my dirty kitchen will come soon :)

02 February 2015


I had written a mundane post about boring old weather but the shame made me delete it. Seriously? Is that all I can write about? Apparently it is, seems my world is so bleak right now that all I can write about is bleak weather. It has been kind of crazy but still not worth more than this blurb.

The universe has taken my cry for excitement seriously and has decided to be a jerk. I was out sick the whole last week! I had food poisoning on Monday and was told to do a little recovery on Tuesday. I happily agreed on Tuesday. Then Wednesday morning my body betrayed me! I woke up congested, sneezing, coughing, and with low-grade fever. Thursday I caved and went to see a doctor but the drugs didn't help much - at least not the day drugs. The night drugs? Those were AMAZING! Breathing and sleeping go together very nicely. Friday was more of Thursday but by Saturday I was on the mend. Sunday my sense of smell finally returned! I was not overjoyed, I could smell some garlic that fell behind something and couldn't find it; it was going bad and no bueno. Let's just say that last week was a total bust. Yeah thanks for the excitement universe.

Otherwise, exploring some options - in between naps. Hopefully next week I'll have more to write about. This week might be a bust because I have tons of work to catchup on and still feel pretty tired.