Posted by: tgonzales | October 7, 2011

Friday’s Kitchen Remodel Update, Memories, and I’m Tired of Take-Out

I know that you’re probably all very sick of seeing my kitchen-in-progress, but I don’t want to have all the fun seeing it and not share it with all of you. LOL

I’m sure you think, oh-my-gosh it doesn’t look much different than the last photos, except there’s no plastic up and C.W. is gone. Ha! Ha!

You may have noticed that the walls above the cabinets are a different color, but did you notice that it’s my favorite color? Another difference is that some of the cabinet doors are missing.

John has the walls all painted and will start on sanding the cabinet doors while the walls finish drying. I could go on and on with the pictures of the remodel, but I won’t bore you any more.

I have to tell you what I found when I took all the things out of the cabinet above the refrigerator, though. As you might imagine I don’t ever get up in these cabinets, so it was a surprise to find this little tin can with the cutest little poem inside. It was made by Joshua when he was around 3 or 4 years old. I think it was around that time that he started learning to cut and I can just imagine him cutting out those little triangles, then painting the can, and gluing all the little pieces onto the can.

Then cutting out the little poem and placing it inside the can. It made me cry to think that my son will be 20 years old next week, but no matter how old he gets he will always be my little Chacho Aaron. 🙂

Then I ran onto some greeting cards and opened them and much to my surprise they were cards from mine and John’s wedding day. I don’t know why they got stuck up there, probably because we needed to cleanup things right away and they were placed on top of the refrigerator, then grabbed and put up in that cabinet? It was nice to see my Grandma and my Great Aunt Erma’s handwriting on two of the cards.

Next I found this cute picture of Joshua with his cousin Maria. I love how this picture shows how much Joshua loves his “Ria” (that’s what he used to called her when he first started to talk).

Then I came upon this fruit bowl. I remember when I was in high school my Grandma Kingery bought me a fruit bowl for Christmas and that Christmas we had gathered at my oldest brother Tom’s house. I loved the bowl that she had given me and I placed it back into the box it came in. When we got ready to leave I searched for my bowl in the box and it was nowhere to be found. You’ll never guess what happened to it? Anyway this was a replacement for the one that was lost and I know my Grandma searched and searched for one just like the one she had gotten me. Well, back then we didn’t have the internet or eBay, so you can imagine how long it took her to find one. I’m not sure why I cling to these items, but I always have good memories when I run on to them.

Anyway, I never thought I would say this, but I’m actually getting a little tired of eating Take-Out food. But I’m sure glad that I purchased the little dinette set for my sewing room, now we have something to eat off of while John is trying to finish the kitchen remodel. I asked John at dinner last night why he didn’t go ahead and sand all the cabinets before he painted the walls and

he just gave me this dirty look and said “I thought maybe I could get the refrigerator moved back in, so that you could have your officers meeting on Saturday.” I asked him if he still thought he could get it done in time and he sighed a big sigh and said, “NO”. I guess I’ll have to make different plans for the meeting. It has been fun finding memories in my cabinets above the refrigerator. I can’t wait to see what appears from in the cabinet under the microwave where it’s been longer since I’ve been in there. Does anyone else hold onto old things like I do? I would love to hear about something that brings back good memories for you.

Oh, by-the-way I’m still making hats and waiting on the labels that I ordered to sew into my hats. I learned about worldwide labels from my friend Donna. I loved how you can pick your own colors of labels or however elaborate you want to get they’ll make them for you. I can’t wait to see mine and no, they are not elaborate as a-matter-of-fact they are very simple and plain and I think they will compliment every one of my crochet pieces. Well, it’s the weekend again and I hope you all make it a good one; I’ll talk to you later.

By the way do you want to know what happened to my first fruit bowl? (It was burned along with all the Christmas wrapping paper and trash that night)


  1. NO! NOT sick of seeing pics of your KIP (Kitchen In Progress). We want you to “bare all”. LOL

    Oh my ~ what a find! Joshua memories hidden in your cabinet. I *almost* was in tears right along with you, just knowing how deeply it touched you to find this. … Love your BLUE above the cabinets!! … You do find the oddest things in your cabinets –> wedding cards!! 😀

    Looks like Joshua loves cousin Maria so much that he knocked her over. LOL! Darling photo!

    Aww … sweet John doing his best to help you have your meeting. Too bad it didn’t work out — that made him sad. 😦

    I CAN’T BELIEVE THE FIRST FRUIT BOWL WAS BURNED! Did you share this info with your Grandma Kingery?

    Thanks for such a FUN post!

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