I managed to get the kitchen clean.
Plant our first 'new home' gift
(from our realtor) :).
One on left was my Oma's
and one on right was my Mom's.
St. Euphrosynos the cook is also there!
My Mom and I organized this kitchen together
and I really like what she did!
I love the cheery red canisters done this way!
New teapot from IKEA, replacing the one that broke;
actually the replacement is better than the original
one I had, I think!
It's a spacious kitchen...
I am hoping to get a pretty print
to go over the kitchen sink and have it
laminated so water splashes will not
Of course I miss our last kitchen sink but
I just try to dwell on the beauty of everything
else in our home!
All in time...
I really want to do some baking again,
I miss it!
We thought we would have pantry shelves built
before we moved in but we had no idea
that the company we had come give us an idea
on pantry shelving via their 'free consultation' would
give us a price of THOUSANDS of dollars.
So we are waiting on that, my goodness!
It's a pantry, not a model home!!!
But boy, do I want my pantry shelves.
And two graham cracker pie crusts while I am at it.
The grocery delivery service does not have them,
I bought all ingredients for pie and have to make it this week
(before our fast starts on Monday) and the store
being a 20 minute walk or so away
just seems too much in my current state.
Mr. Husband is fully open to getting some temporary pantry shelves
but we have not had time to even get them.
(We would later use them in the garage).
IKEA was a no go on that, the local home depot did not have
them in stock and we are short on time.
We did have a handyman here yesterday and he put together
some of our IKEA things.
Will blog about that later... when I take pictures, etc.
For now, today is going to be a 'rest easy' day as I am,
as many have been gently warning myself about,
I've tried to pace myself in all of this, but it's hard.
IKEA was exhausting and I am unpacking pretty much
the whole house by myself.
Mr. Husband is swamped with work.
At least we have the basics now: all the blind are up,
I have a clean kitchen (but no dishwasher, missing that),
and Mr. Husband and I's relationship is
miraculously well intact in all this craziness of boxes,
which I know is in part due to the prayers of others,
the mercy of God and a little bit from just how
super-hero-like my husband can be!
I mean 8 hours in IKEA and we are still friends?! :)
Serious domestic miracle there.
We are still finding out about our new condo;
it seems that the owners who sold it to us well,
let's just say did not tell all.
So do pray for us as we go forward in things.
I don't foresee huge problems, FYI but would not mind prayers.
Now if I could just get two pie crusts, some bottled energy and
more chocolate :)...
another super-hero quality of my husband is that he does not
mind that I eat a lot of our chocolate :) :) :)