The kitchen is practically done! Only not quite, because there’s one little shelf that Tim still has to build, but other than that it is complete. I’ll upload photos this weekend while in FC if there’s time, otherwise you’ll just have to wait until next week.
But, holy crap, I am so in love with the kitchen. It’s so pretty and I love walking on the tile in bare feet and cooking in there and admiring how pretty dozens of hanging wine glasses are. Everything about it is just so perfect!
Last night we were pretty much ready to call it a night at our normal bed time, but then Tim was flipping channels and when he got to the Disney channel, Monsters, Inc. was on, so we watched that until it ended at 11:00 (yes. we’re old. we go to bed early. 11:00 is late for us). It’s such a cute movie! I totally cry every time at the end when Sully goes back through Boo’s door and you hear her little voice go, “Kitty!” and he has the biggest, sweetest smile on his face and it’s so sweet!
Also, I love the way that little girl says, “Miiike Wazowski!” So. Freakin’. Cute.
The kitchen will be done tonight! Hooray!
Tim got a new job! Even bigger hooray!! He’ll be working from home taking out-sourced phone orders for big companies. It pays better, he doesn’t have to drive around all day, he doesn’t have to go to a job that is slowly eating his soul, and he gets to be at home! Very good on all levels.
Also – Tim got a big quarterly bonus check from the job he’s about to quit today! It more than pays for the kitchen! It’s big! Not big enough to make it worth it for him to stay at the horrible job, but still a very good thing to have!
I’m going to FC this weekend to get my bridesmaid dress for Annie’s wedding. This is fun, even if it’s an expensive dress that I’ll probably never wear again. But I’m not as freaked out by the price of it after paying bills this morning and realizing that the kitchen didn’t cost nearly as much as I was thinking it did (also the bonus check thing). So we’re no longer in a financial crisis – I guess we never were, except in my crazy head – but that’s still a good thing.
Also, another thing I was slightly worried about has turned out to not be a problem at all, so that’s a pretty huge relief.
Dinner night is tomorrow! In the new kitchen! With hanging wine glasses and everything! Wheeeee!!
But mostly – Tim has a new job!!!!
Tonight I actually cooked a meal for the first time in 2006. That’s right, the oven/stove and refrigerator have been returned to their home in the kitchen. They are no longer in the dining room. The kitchen is almost done, and damn does it look good! Pictures to come soon!
For some reason, this just popped into my head and I felt the need to share it with all of you. So, without further ado, here is the clever Office reference of the week.
Tim: You’re an assistant editor, after all.
Me: Actually, I’m an Editorial Assistant.
Tim: Same thing.
Me: No. It’s like the difference between Assistant Regional Manager and Assistant to the Regional Manager.
That is all. You may return to your regularly scheduled internet now.
Last night I had the longest drive home from work in recorded history. In order to give you some perspective, it usually takes me about 30-35 minutes to get home from work, depending on traffic. But yesterday, it snowed all day, and the roads got slick and rush hour turned into a parking lot. It took me two and a half hours to get home – that’s 5 times longer than normal. I left work at 4:45 and got home at 7:15. It was horrible.
And for the first two hours of that, I only managed to progress about 3 miles. That means that my average speed? Was a whopping one and a half miles per hour!!! I could have walked home faster!
Once I got out of all the traffic, the remaining 5 miles home were practically a breeze at 20mph.
At the 2 hour mark, I called Tim and said, “I’ve been in the car for 2 hours. Normally I’d be eating Big City right now. Instead I’m only 3 miles from work. This is so depressing!!”
Luckily, Tim had picked up a pizza on his way home (it only took him 2 hours – lucky guy) and we lit a fire in the fireplace and snuggled and ate our pizza, then watched “Earl” and “The Office” and didn’t do a damn thing with the kitchen. It was such a wonderful night, and Tim made so happy after my shitty drive home. I am so incredibly lucky to have him.