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Shoot me now....or at least laugh with me.

If I ever have it in my head to host a holiday gathering two weeks after moving into a new house, just hose me down. :)

Wait, since I never plan to move again, that shouldn't be an issue.

Luckily, everyone should expect the house to be chaos. The kitchen is painted, except for doors and drawers. The ugly carpet (affectionately called "dropcloth") is still in, but it's okay. It's a work in progress, right?

It probably would be amusing to be a fly on the wall watching me bake tonight. I *love* to bake. I love getting all the stuff out, getting the recipe together and actually making whatever I'm making. However, when you have to go searching boxes in the basement to try to find simple things like measuring cups, pot holders and mexican vanilla (all of which I did find, in different boxes, thank goodness that snorklet labels boxes the way I think) , it makes things a little more interesting. Then discover that the kitchenaid has a grounded plug, in your house of no grounded outlets, steal the "cheater adapter" from the fridge for the time it takes to mix up the cookies and Voila! The 6th dozen of Mom's Fat Chocolate Chocolate Chips is baking away.

In between loading cookie sheets, I'm picking things up, pulling down blue masking tape (my kitchen is now a lovely celery ice color-hooray!!), and wishing I could conjur up a christmas tree. It's not going to happen tomorrow morning, so I'll use the lovely little rosemary tree that snorklet sent me. It's festive, it's tree shaped and it smells good.

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hopeyhopey
Dec. 12th, 2004 05:23 am (UTC)
pssst...
I need directions if I'm going to show up tomorrow...
sisterfish
Dec. 12th, 2004 06:22 am (UTC)
Re: pssst...
Mapquest is pretty good about giving real directions....but I'll e-mail a set of personalized ones to your lj account. :)

hopeyhopey
Dec. 12th, 2004 03:01 pm (UTC)
Re: pssst...
I didn't even have the address, so thanks! :)
sisterfish125
Dec. 12th, 2004 05:40 pm (UTC)
:(

I wish I could be there...I thought of you when I was demolishing my kitchen to make cheeseballs and candy the other day.

Patches says that she thinks labeling boxes is a good thing. We had color-coded stickers to tell people what room to put the boxes in. Too bad Marc must not have been able to see color or read the labels...
loba
Dec. 13th, 2004 01:11 am (UTC)
*giggles and naps a cookie*
Silly woman... :-)

Meg, you must have had lots of fun baking, and I'm very sorry I got on that plane, and didn't stay for the party. And Christmas. And New Year's. And the upcoming year, et cetera. :-D

I'm glad, though, to find that you are coming across things in the boxes... and that the kitchen is now painted to your liking. I hope you can post pics for those of us who cannot see it in person.

Have a lovely time, dear, and remember to *rest* when you can.... you guys did a LOT of work moving, and the holiday are hectic enough. Charlotte recommends that your month of January be one big, long, nap (preferrably, she adds, curled up warmly in a sock-drawer).

*hugs both you and John from MUCH too far away*
hiddeneye
Dec. 13th, 2004 03:40 am (UTC)
Too Pooped to Paint
You're a better woman than me -- baking from scratch AFTER painting AFTER moving! Give that woman a blue ribbon!

I have one more thing to fix after the house painter hurricaned through here... I was going to do it this weekend, but Mother Moon had other insanity for me. Next week. I promise...

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