Yesterday was lunch with both daughters and granddaughter Marley.
We ate at the Bread & Butter restaurant. I don’t know if they have these restaurants everywhere or if it’s just local, but the food is homestyle cooking.
I had the roast, younger daughter had the fish, older daughter had a bowl of vegetable soup and Marley had a burger and fries. They also serve breakfast all day.
Then oldest daughter and Marley came over to look at my kitchen in all its disarray. I wanted my daughter who is so good with design to give me her opinion.
She liked my ideas, she said. But I was using the wrong applications to fix nicks and scrapes in the countertops and other areas. This is her area of expertise, not mine.
All I know is that I want a white background for my kitchen. But of course I’m adding my reds, because I just adore red and white paired together.
So she said if I could wait a few weeks, she’d come do the painting, etc., so I could stay off the step ladder. She’s very busy and said she’d fit it in when she could.
I’m of course dying to get in there and do it, but my ankle firmly says no. And I’m tired of hobbling around in the ankle brace. So I guess that’s the plan.
I went ahead and put some things in the open cabinets because if I’m waiting a few weeks, I want my most used kitchen items where I can get to them.
I put the spice holder back on the wall too. I had cleared things out to work in there but for now I need to get the kitchen back up and running.
When I looked out on the porch this morning the package of drawer pulls had arrived.
When I sent my daughter a photo of the drawer pulls I’d ordered she said those were the same ones she used on the flip house but she bought them locally. Hm. Maybe that’s where I got the idea that I liked them.
The only thing left, which should arrive later today, are the white peel and stick subway tiles. I ordered everything from Amazon.
I’m just going to pile all this stuff in a corner and wait for her I guess. I might have to cover it with a blanket so I’m not tempted.
The GianiGranite marble kit arrived in a big box. I didn’t realize they were sending everything I would need and I had gone ahead and purchased the tools for painting myself.
But everything you will need to use, down to the plastic to lay down and the types of brushes you need is in the kit.
I guess that’s why it’s $179.99. It has everything in one box. Little did I know.
The big box had a long piece of paper keeping everything firmly packed in, and as soon as I took it out of the box Ivy pounced on it and declared it hers.
She likes to hide her swirly toy inside the paper. And then she will back up, scoot her body close to the floor to camouflage herself as if she’s in a jungle instead of my dining room, and then she scampers across the floor to grab it.
She’s doing that in the photo below.
She has all sorts of games she plays with this long stretch of paper. So I’m leaving it there while she’s having so much fun with it. I can toss the packing paper when she gets tired of it.
Then she plays what looks to me like slip and slide. She runs across the room and when she gets to the paper she slides on her stomach down the length of it. It’s hilarious to watch.
In this photo I called her name and she looked up at me as if to say: “What do you want? Can’t you see I’m playing here?”
She is by far the silliest cat I’ve ever known.
Then when she’s worn out she heads to the pet bed behind my chair and takes a little nap. I just looked behind me and yep, there she is all curled up.
It was a fairly short nap. Now she’s on the table beside me meowing for me to pet her. These pet babies know who the boss is and it isn’t me.