Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pictures Of A Kitchen (Renovation).

Mama Kat, have you been reading my diary?  You see, but I know you know, my kitchen makes numerous appearances there which are usually preceded or followed by expletives.

Since my dear diary has been compromised, I will air my dirty laundry.
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My kitchen story began in May when I resigned from my job and felt the weight of a solar system fall from my shoulders.

So happy to have left a job where sales numbers kept me up in cold sweats all night, I became a passive partner in a cross-country move. Guilt about my lack of gainful employment made me a yes-woman.

Catatonic, I watched as we bought a house that needed a bit of work.

Many would have had between 8 and 10 nervous breakdowns had their past 8 months been like mine. I'm not saying this to earn a Badass Badge.  I'm saying this to clearly illustrate that I was more blacked out than a college freshman. How else could I have:
Jolted awake from passivity by plastic window coverings in my house that brought terrifying memories of the movie ET, I had a pounding headache and the surprise of my life.

I am eight months pregnant with a kitchen.

I hope to fall immediately in love when the new addition is ready and gush that my life was empty before it was here, but these eight month pictures make that very hard to believe.

Mama’s Losin’ It

31 comments:

  1. Holy wow. You have had a lot going on these last few months. I am so excited for you. I hope it is the best kitchen EVER! : ) Good luck!

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    1. Thank you! We are all anticipating the new arrival with baited breath.

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  2. You make me tired. Really, really, really tired. :) Hope the final unveiling of your new kitchen makes it all worth it!

    Visiting from Mama Kat's :)

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    1. Lady, it made me tired just writing it. Thanks for the well wishes. I can't wait to write the "Kitchen Renovation Complete!" post. Hopefully by late February!

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  3. Wow, what a year you have had!!! Can't wait to see photos of the new kitchen once completed. I'm sure you'll love it :)

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    1. You know, I can't either. They'll be up here before we both know it. I hope.

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  4. And I thought our last 8 months were tumultuous! What a rollercoaster ride you are on, and what a strong person you will be when it is all done. Badass badge, completely earned!

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    1. Thank you for the badge. Were I more techie, I'd make one up and proudly display it out here!

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  5. Ah, it will be worth it. We remodeled a few years ago and every day I still love going into my new kitchen:)

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    1. You give me hope! And I love your blog's concept to enjoy the day you have. It makes me feel better about all of our upheaval.

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  6. Oh gosh, a "bit" of work, eh? Gutting and remodeling while living in the midst of it is HARD.

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    1. Could I do it again, we never would have moved in. Moving out was a giant pain in the bum. Lessons learned for the next renovation we NEVER do.

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  7. I swear I need a drink after reading of your last eight months! Just keep repeating to yourself "I'll love my new kitchen, I'll love my new kitchen..."

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    1. So do I. Box 'o wine is always waiting for me in the cupboard. Your mantra is calming. I am going to repeat it while I sip.

      For some reason I can't get over to your blog. Where are you?

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  8. LOL. Congrats on the expected kitchen. Hope it comes out okay.

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    1. Thank you and thanks for stopping by! I have four fingers on each hand crossed on this one.

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  9. oh so much work! But well worth it.

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    1. I keep telling myself just that, "it always works out, it always works out!"

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  10. Wow! What a year! I'm sure you'll love your new kitchen to bits when it comes out. How could you not?

    Visiting from Mama Kat's.

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    1. You're right! How could I not. It will be glorious as will the "we moved in and it looks fabulous!" post.

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  11. Holy cow! You need a vacation after the year you've had! Hope it all comes together soon.

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    1. Me too, but if it doesn't me and my box 'o wine will persevere!

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  12. All with a smile I'm sure:] Can't wait to see the finished project and hear about the next adventures!

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    1. All with a smile like I was stoned, but yes, a smile. Pics, pics, and more pics will come when this damn thing is done!

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  13. Two big ass dogs, four kids, one 3-bedroom corporate apartment, moved from GA to IN between Christmas and New Year's, fifth move in 11 years, but strangely, not pregnant with a kitchen, or even a new master bath.

    I leave my CV only by way of bonding.

    Really digging your blog.

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    1. Well then get yourself knocked up. Seriously. You deserve it!

      So glad you like my little blog! Welcome.

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  14. I live in an old house that is a constant renovation in process. We haven't touched the kitchen yet because it will require some major gutting. I hope your baby comes early for you and does not have to be induced. Sounds like a crazy year. You deserve one amazing kitchen. Or at least one with walls.

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  15. Kitchen Renovation can be an exciting, creative project, and you can create your dream kitchen.
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  17. I hope you unveil your kitchen soon! I want to see the outcome of your kitchen! There's a lot going on with you right now. Don't stress yourself out because it'll be bad for the baby. I hope everything is in their proper place before he comes out!

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  18. It’s been almost two months, so I wonder how your kitchen and the rest of your house looks like. My family also bought a house that needed a bit of work. It’s fine because it has great features that we truly look for in a house. We only did a little revamp when we moved in, but we decided to have a major renovation in our kitchen area.

    Sasha Herrick

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