“Deciding everything is falling into place perfectly, as long as you don’t get too picky about what you mean by place.  Or perfectly.”  Brian Andreas – Story People

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Brian Andreas and Story People give it a look see.  Simple wisdom, beautifully stated.

But on to life and my first world tragedies.  For loyal followers you’re probably aware that I’m having new kitchen cabinets installed.  The nice man who’ll be doing the template for the countertop won’t be here for about a week, after which it will be at least another month before the countertop is cut and installed.

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Can you say, Work In Progress?

In the mean time, it was suggested that the old countertop and sink be put back in place so the kitchen can once more function as a kitchen while we wait.  Or, we can leave them out in order to keep the new cabinets from exposure to the old stuff.  The old countertop and sink are not exactly pristine.

I opted for the “leave them out” option and will survive on rollups and soup from the freezer heated in the microwave, along with takeout and deliveries.   An upcoming family gathering, which was supposed to take place at our house, will be held at a local restaurant.  We will then adjourn to our place for dessert, which will be provided by a local bakery.

Someone once described me as a problem solver.  When something unexpected comes up my first reaction is to ask, “What can I do about that?”  I try not to wallow in “Poor me!”  except for occasional rests on a pity pot.  I try to keep things in perspective.  With this kitchen remodel, I’m determined to soldier on through, no matter how many meals I won’t have the privilege of cooking.

I’ve got to practice saying that with a straight face.

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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