Ever get that feeling that you’re drowning in stress? I’ve been feeling that for about 3 or 4 weeks now. Every time I check one thing off of my list of things to do, about 500 other things pile up in its place. See, I’m a real ‘Status quo’ kind of girl. I like things that are settled – houses, classrooms, kitchens, etc.
I haven’t been able to use 2 of the largest cabinet spaces in my kitchen since we moved in several weeks ago because the counters were never sealed and the last people who lived here clearly spilled liquid through the cracks, creating some incredibly icky cabinets. This means that since I moved in, I have not had space for some of my kitchen supplies (of which I have a ton), so they have been littered about the corners of the kitchen and dinning room…slowly driving me insane.
As of today, I will finally be able to move into that space and I. Am. Pumped! All icky cabinets were redone on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week. I will finally be able to cook and photograph for the blog without having to move 100 kitchen items to different locations to find enough space to work. That feels really good.
I don’t feel like I’ve been the best wife for John these past few weeks. He comes home every evening and I’m either stressed out of my mind or have a million things I want him to work on with me. Down time? What’s that? We don’t have time for down time!
Our wedding anniversary came and went without much celebration. Intelligently, we decided to take a weekend to head to the mountains to celebrate and be away from the house/stress. It was amazing! We hiked, relaxed, and I made John a fantastic anniversary dinner including flank steak and these zesty potatoes! In the last month, that one meal marks the sanest moment I’ve had. Moral of this story: eat these potatoes – they’ll keep you sane!