Yes, the kitchen is the heart of the home. I'm definitely feelin' the loss of it, with the weather changing, and the desire to hunker down and to cook some comfort meals!
So every time I walk by this hole ...
I'm anticipating what will be baking here soon, and the delicious smells that will soon permeate the house!
You know it's time for the kitchen to be finished when your kid tells you, Mom, I hope we're not having Taco Salad again for dinner tonight!.... (sigh).
Oh yes, I'm terribly missing my oven, but the good news is that my Dad and his helper (his wife, Ginny, my step-mom, the kid's Grandma) came to hang the window and doors last week. And after a few snags on the cabinets - we're now getting a lot closer to completion.
Grandma Ginny even baked us cookies and brought us some canning that she'd done over the summer (no canning here - my pantry is almost bare)! I think she knew how desperate we were for "homemade." You should have seen our kid's eyes light up when they saw the goodies arrive.
I love how she added a festive "autumn" flare with Peanut M&Ms to the cookies!
To be honest, I'm sick of the dust, dirt, camping kitchen, delays. But it's all okay. I'm giving thanks every day because we have so much, and good things are in store.
It's just a lesson on patience, something I've needed more of - and it's building character in all of my family members.
Plus, we realize with the big scope of the economy, as we eat together, have a place to live, and our health and each other, the kitchen remodel is just an added blessing.
Oh, and here's a picture of what my space looked like last week!
So off to the garage to get my dishes done ...
What's happening in your life that is trying your patience?
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