I got my seeds sorted this afternoon and started my planting calendar. One thing I noticed is that my seed starting will begin right around when the children have spring break. Well, thinking of spring break got me started thinking about our project that we have planned for that week: Our kitchen remodel. Thinking that if we are going to order cabinets for the kitchen, we had better get started since we have just two months to go. So, I sat with the catalogue and the kitchen measurements. Eek. I never thought it would be this hard. There are too many decisions.
I've never been able to plan a kitchen from the ground up. Our current cabinets were built in place and are anything but standard size. It's fun to dream (and then pare it down to reality!) I've got a rough idea for the base cabinets and most of the wall cabinets. I can plan the cabinets but I'll leave it to someone else to figure out the counters. We've got the cabinet style selected and our countertops and paint colors: maple cabinets, black granite counters and the walls will be a forest green below the chair rail and yellow above. Now on to selecting the flooring. This will end up costing us a chunk of change but we've been saving a portion of the old house sale $ for this (after the well, septic and insulation) And part will still go for new windows.
The next step is to go to the planning center at the store where they have the computer program that lets you lay it all out and make sure it fits before you order. Maybe this weekend after I work Saturday.
In something totally unrelated. K10 and I were talking as he did the dishes after dinner this evening and he evidently had been complaining to his friends at school about having chores to do. Evidently none of his friends have any kind of chores that they have to do around the house. And he said that his friends thought it was weird "the way we live"- meaning that the children have assigned chores. We talked about it and decided that he was learning things that his friends won't know when they get older. I, of course, was appalled that his friends don't have to help around the house at all. If they don't learn now, what will they do when they are older??