Regardless of how much my back still hurts or how many times Holden manages to shit his pants in a 24 hour period, the house is finally starting to look like a home and not an endless sea of boxes.
My biggest project has been the kitchen. Turning it from a hot mess into a retro heaven has been quite the task, especially since I don’t want to do ANYTHING permanent or that I can’t take with me when we eventually move. Learned my lesson on that last time! If I had all the money in the world, it would be no issue- but retro does NOT come cheap! I’ve spent something like a month now looking for 1950s diner items. Thrift stores, amazon, antique shops- you name it, i’ve scoured it, and always come back empty. The patent leather/vinyl chrome chairs were the missing piece to really bring the kitchen together. Not being able to find the damn things only made me want to find them even more- BUT- at the right price. people can kiss my ass if they think i’m gonna pay $100 for two chairs.
Well yesterday, during a random stop at a thrift store, there they were. Two floral printed, chrome and vinyl retro chairs. Not 1950s, but the closest i’m going to get right now- they are 1960s, and Thomas HATES them.
They even match the kitchen color theme! I figure i’ll keep looking for the right decade, and if I ever find them, i’ll sell these two chairs for more than I bought them for. I couldn’t pass up $20 a piece, total steal.
here’s what the rest of the kitchen looks like thus far:
I’m pretty happy with it so far, but there’s a LOT more work to be done to make it perfect.
Some kids know multiple languages, or are doing complex math problems, but I just said "hello" to my 8 year old and he responded with "is it me you're looking for?" so who's the real winner here?
@AtypicalMiriam I am frightening *and* tall 😂
@AtypicalMiriam He fears me. I am the only female I this house. All penis people live in fear.
Me: Just ripped the ass out of my pants. I mean, they were OLD pants, but I feel like it's because I was bigger than I was 10 years ago. 10yo: Everyone's bigger than they were 10 years ago! I am! Me: YOU WERE AN INFANT 10 YEARS AGO 10yo: ... 10yo: *slowly backs out of room*
Person on tv: Age is just a number! 10yo: Yeah, a number that pulls you closer to death.
Party animal over here pic.twitter.com/OVpKPuu4Yc
Proving to my kids that they ARE Friends goo.gl/fb/QbSSNp