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Well, um, Actually a Pretty Nice Little Saturday

December 5, 2010

We’re going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don’t know, I don’t know if we’ll have enough time.

All week I’ve been pretty much off the blog radar.  Last time I posed anything of substance was Thanksgiving night, over a week ago.  I currently have over 200 unread blog posts in my reader.  I might just mark all of them as read and start fresh, because that amount of reading is quite intimidating and I need to learn that if I miss a week in the blogosphere I don’t need to spend every night the following week playing catch up.

I’ve been busy busy busy.  The big first day of my company restructuring was last Monday.  A bunch of us had to go into work the three days prior to that to make sure that the info from the old database transferred into the new database intact.  It didn’t.  I’ve been splitting my work time doing my part to help fix that and learning my new position.  It’s been a sink or swim training since we’re all so wrapped up in the new systems.  There have been times where I feel like I’m drowning but overall I guess I’m treading water.  I’m sure I’ll be fine in a little while, everyone is being helpful, I’m just overwhelmed.

Learning a new job is fucking stressful though.  I hate the feeling of inadequacy that I get because I’m not familiar with the position.  I can answer about 1 in every 10 emails without supervision and I don’t know how all these goddamn new databases work.  Between working overtime and the frustration of simply not knowing anything, evenings this week were a barrel of fun.  I’d come home with exactly enough energy to park my ass on the couch.  I didn’t do shit around the house, Scott took care of everything.  He’s that awesome.  So I repaid him by completely blowing a gasket on Tuesday.  I wasn’t so much fighting with him as I was purging all of my stress by crying uncontrollably at him.  It was my little gift to him for being a great husband.

Actually, as it usually is with a good cry, I felt much better afterward.  I was able to go into work with a healthy recognition that I can’t learn everything at once and nobody hates me for it.  Which I knew in my head, but I let the stress take over for a minute.  I realized after my tantrum that I was PMSing as well.  I’ve heard there are chicks out there who aren’t affected by PMS.  I’m so jealous; that shit turns my hormones ass over tea kettle.

Wednesday night I went to dinner with my lady friends and then came home and decorated the tree with Scott.  Yay 🙂

 

We spent this weekend clearing everything out of the kitchen for the remodel that starts Monday.  Currently the living room and the office are host to everything that usually belongs in the kitchen.  The clutter really doesn’t bother me but Scott hates it.  What I hate is not being able to make food here.  We knew it was coming too, so we didn’t bother going to the grocery store last week.  I’m not going to say that we usually eat delicious home cooked meals every night but not being able to boil spaghetti noodles or heat up some soup is driving me crazy.

Office:

 

Then demolition.  It would be much more awesome if we got to do demo like on those HGtv shows where they take a sledge-hammer to the cabinets.  But we have the sweet vintage metal.  So I didn’t get to feel like a badass.

The back wall.  In the future it will have floor-to-ceiling cabinets and our refrigerator.

Scott working on the cabinets over the sink.  The people who painted the cabinets just caked that shit on over all of the screws so they were a pain to get out.  After the remodel our sink will be in the same spot but the fridge will be gone and there will be upper cabinets, lower cabinets, and a dishwasher.

My sister’s boyfriend came over and helped us take the sink out.  Because of the water from the pipes and the electric from the disposal Scott thought we should call someone who knows more about that stuff.  Good thing too, because if Jimmy hadn’t come over I’d be the one helping him carry that monster down the stairs.

I don’t think that position would look very good on me.  Instead I just sat around in my Christmas pajamas.

 

Then we went to IHOP for…what do you call it when your first meal of the day is breakfast food at 2:30 in the afternoon?  A college breakfast?  Scott politely suggested that I change out of my Christmas pants before leaving the house.

 

We came home and finished the rest of the kitchen.  The refrigerator is now out in the garage (for an entire week I have to go out to the garage any time I want a drink of milk :() and the stove is in the dining room.

Soon this will be a half wall and with a breakfast bar.  The stove will be along the wall with the door and it’ll have a microwave hood above it.

And, to top off all of the excitement of an impending new kitchen, there was a registry event at Bed Bath & Beyond tonight.  They had a bunch of couples who had registries there come in and get anything leftover on the registry for 20% off.  We had a few gift cards and bunch of stuff from our registry that we wanted to take back anyway.  Not that the gifts weren’t great, there was just some stuff on our registry that we need more than an electric toothbrush.  So we went and got:

  • 4 big fuzzy bath sheets (fuck yes)
  • good cookie sheets
  • a colander
  • a wire shelf for the laundry soap, bleach, etc
  • cabinet organizers
  • mixing bowls
  • cooling racks
  • rolling pin
  • pizza pan
  • two pans
  • set of 3 decorative photos for the bathroom
  • the small plates and bowls to match the large plates we got (that I loooooove)

All for $57.  Bed Bath & Beyond hooked that shit up.  They even fed us cookies and gave me two new nail polishes and a dusting glove as a parting gift.  We still have a bunch of 20% off coupons a $25 off any purchase of $50.  Their customer service has always been so great, I’m happy to go back.  Even if it takes me two hours, a compass, and a certified orienteering specialist to find a muffin pan.

 

All told it was an awesomely productive weekend.  I wish there was more time in the day though.  We were supposed to go out with friends Saturday night but the exhaustion from a long work week and tearing down the kitchen caught up with me and I wasn’t feeling too hot.  Instead we ordered pizza, watched SNL, and I fell asleep on the couch.  But I think my level of excitement (and loquaciousness) about Christmas trees, kitchen remodels, and Bed Bath & Beyond pretty much solidifies the fact that I’m fucking boring these days, so at least I’m consistent.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 6, 2010 6:31 am

    Love the dishes!

  2. December 6, 2010 10:33 am

    Those Christmas jammie pants look familiar. haha

    How do you know you’re a newly-wed? Shiny, clean cookie sheets.

    How do you know you’ve been married way too long? Feeling shame over your well-used cookie sheets.

    Can’t wait to see the new kitchen.

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