The kitchen is finished except the new stainless steel appliances haven't been installed. Hopefully that will be next week. They stuck the old ones back in, but I think I'm going to wait to load up the cabinets again until it's completely done. I'd hate for anything to get broken while they're banging away in there.
While this is not something I would have chosen, at least everything is new and fresh.
I always joked and said the perfect house was one with no kitchen. Well, I've changed my mind about that now! Geez, you can't even brew a cup of tea when it's all gutted! And Penny was all discombobulated with her red bowls in the downstairs bathroom. She just stood in the kitchen where they should have been and whined for two days! Okay, I never said she was real smart! Anyway, she found her way to her food and all is now well in her world!
I went to the St. Michael's Abbey Gala last night. It was not held at the Mission this year, but at the Montage Laguna Beach hotel. Oh, my, that place was gorgeous! The reception and silent auction were out on the grounds overlooking the Pacific. Such a beautiful view, but it was warm and humid out there. I was really happy when they rang the chimes for dinner. Oh, the hotel is dog friendly. It would be a good get-away for Penny and me at some point in the future! I'd love to see her playing in the sand and surf. She's such a weenie!
There was a wooden Nativity that I wanted last year but realized I'd be bidding against my boss .... cooler heads prevailed! There was another one this year and I was lucky enough to get it.
I didn't realize that there was also a metal Merry Christmas as part of the auction item. That will look great on the mantle at Christmastime. The best part, it was all for a good cause!
I tried to take a picture in the back of the limo on the way home, but the "disco" lights didn't photo very well!! Of course, it might have had something to do with those cute blue drinks that they kept handing to me. I swear, they tasted like a blueberry Slurpy. Of course, when I mentioned to someone that my nose was numb, it was pointed out to me that I had consumed a couple of blueberry martinis! Yikes! Oh, well, I had a GREAT time! I was even dancing! And I bet you thought I was just a little old quilting lady sitting at home night after night with her trusty dog! ROFLOL.
I'm going to start loading up the pantry today. It shouldn't take too long because I threw away most of what was in there. It seems I had quite a stash of canned goods that had expired. Me? Stash? Naw............
Might work on attaching a binding today if I get the pantry loaded. Why that caveat, you ask? Well, the pantry stuff is on the floor in the sewing room blocking the way to my machine.
Honest to Pete, it's always something!