It's a beautiful morning!
Check out that sink! That faucet! Those countertops! I am in love.
What once was a bare wall is now this:
And just so the stove doesn't feel left out, here's our third wall (yes, our kitchen basically has three walls - don't ask!):
Quite a difference from the original, eh?
Now, to get my act together and pack for Sea Socks! I've got to get my new circular needle case organized, and figure out how much knitting I can possibly do in five days on the cruise. Always better to bring too much, right? Although I will be getting new yarn on the boat. And we'll be visiting a yarn shop in San Francisco. I should be okay (pause for a few deep breaths).
In other news, how is everyone doing on National TV Turn-off Week? We are not doing all that well, but it has made us more aware for sure. It's rough trying to go cold turkey when everyone's sick and stressed out and doesn't want to do anything but sit in front of the idiot box. I have made a couple small steps - first, I put a couple of books in strategic places around the house so I can pick one up and start reading every time I feel like I need to turn on a show (this has been particularly effective on my bedside table - I read for half an hour before bed instead of watching something stupid and I've found it much easier to get to sleep). I've also set a radio up in the living room and have NPR on all day so I have something to stimulate the brain while knitting.
And finally, in a baby step towards getting rid of our 200-channel line-up, I canceled our premium movie channels. We've got Netflix - why do we need to pay an extra $30 a month for HBO & Starz? We couldn't quite take the ultimate step and pare down to the basic DirecTV package (mainly because we can't stand the thought of losing our TiVO service and don't want to buy a new box - DirecTV forces you to have their Plus package if you want TiVO, although if you ask Bill it's because he doesn't want to give up TBS, USA and ESPN). Baby steps! Baby steps to the remote, baby steps push the off button, baby steps pick up a book and read instead...