One of these days I’m going to write a stream of consciousness post.
Remember those from high school literature junior year?
The author of the piece would just write down whatever they were thinking. It was kind of like chasing rabbits with a literary accent. Sometimes it made sense and sometimes it didn’t. At the time I thought it was ridiculous.
Now me and my much wiser self think it’s brilliant.
For example, I’m supposed to be talking about the great change-up….the second verse.
You can read the details….here.
See the floor plan….here.
And see the living room that became the study area/dining/puzzle room….here.
I know….it’s a lot of homework. I understand. It’s just like you’re back in junior English class with all that assigned reading.
So that’s what we should be discussing.
The great change up….the kitchen edition.
I should be telling you that I moved the table in the other room and now we have two chairs and an ottoman from the old library now in here and now we can have your breakfast and coffee on tufted chairs with silver nail heads.
But all I want to say is….look at these amazing galvanized metal leaves that I bought at Joanna Gaines’ sale.
Can you even believe them?
And that I think dried-on Cocoa Puffs…..
…..just might be the hardest surface known to man.
Have you tried to wash out a bowl that someone left on the kitchen island with milk and Cocoa Puffs?
They look deceptively easy to wash off.
Then you scrub and scrub and scrub with extra elbow grease and your fancy scrubber and just when you think you have them all un-scrubbed….you discover one or two of those puffs have the staying power of a filibuster.
And this is the point in the whole process where you think to yourself….good enough….the dishwasher will get the rest.
Don’t do it.
Don’t even think the dishwasher is your friend.
That cereal will cling even more tightly to the bowl….
…..and you’ll be right back where you started.
But me and my stream of consciousness self digress.
This is the new arrangement for the kitchen. It’s a little more relaxed and welcoming and the perfect place to kick off your shoes for a conversation. I’ve even tucked a blanket in the basket next to the chair for chilly mornings and added magazines and books and an over-sized ottoman.
And chairs that go perfectly with coffee.
Just for some perspective, here’s the view into the new homework/dining/puzzle area from the kitchen island.
It’s a beautiful thing.
See…I’m off on another tangent.
So if you need me….
….I’ll be chasing rabbits. 🙂
PS For everyone who asked what I bought at Joanna Gaines’ sale….you can see some of the items in these pictures.
I bought the galvanized metal folding tray, the mason jar cup rack, the galvanized leaves, the wooden pedestals on the island and the metal pedestal under the bee skep on the counter.
And that’s just for starters. 🙂