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unpredictable

DSC06993I’m hosting a baby shower here tomorrow night, and as of this evening, this is what my kitchen looks like. Do you think I should be concerned?

The electrician came to fix our hideous fluorescent light fixture that died a noisy and flickering (and protracted) death. When he mentioned how much it would cost to fix those lights, and then mentioned how much it would cost to just gut the thing and raise the ceiling and put in normal can lights, I thought to myself, “Self, let’s just be wild and crazy and get the new lights. Instead of going on a 10th anniversary trip, you and your husband can just sit in the kitchen and enjoy the improved lighting.”

I called my husband to tell him my decision and he was dazzled by my unpredictability (and also my ability to throw money around). Because I’m usually really, really predictable. I can analyze any decision, large or small, to death. I go running on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning. If we have a chance to go out to eat, I want to go to the Bombay House (owned by our amazing neighbor, Daniel Shanthakumar!). If we can rent a movie, I want it to be funny or really, really removed from real life (which is why Hotel Rwanda still sits in its cellophane wrapper four years after I bought it). If I go clothes shopping, I will come home with an item of clothing that is either blue, striped, or blue and striped.

This could be the beginning of a whole new me. I wonder what’s next? Maybe this weekend I will go to the Bombay House and order a strawberry lassi instead of a mango one and then I will come home and finally watch that movie and all the while I will be wearing a gray striped shirt and instead of going running I will do yoga, which seems very, very hip.

And I’m going to tell the guests at the shower that exposed plumbing is the new thing in kitchen design.

Things are getting really wild around here.




+ comments (6)
  • Carolyn V
    November 10, 2009

    I had to do a double take on you kitchen photo! Wow.
    New lights are the thing though. Your friends at the shower will all be impressed. =) Good luck.

    p.s. I hear the Strawberry Lassi is delish.



  • Sara
    November 10, 2009

    Wow, well I guess that answers my question about why you gutted your ceiling! πŸ˜‰ That’ll be really nice to have done, and will make for a great conversation piece in case your guests aren’t overly talkative people, ha ha! I can’t wait to see you in gray stripes. Who knows, if you ever take me shopping with you, maybe I’ll get you to buy purple. Or green. Or magenta. You just never know.



  • Stacey
    November 11, 2009

    Yep! I can vouch for if you go shopping with Sara you will come out with stuff you never thought you’d buy before, and it will be fun! πŸ˜‰

    How fun to get new lighting though! Someday i want to get rid of our stupid florescent lighting. I mean who builds a house with florescant lighting anymore! My home is only like 5 years old!

    Um so when is the baby shower again??? πŸ˜‰



  • Stacey
    November 11, 2009

    Oh yeah! And um I LOVE BOMBAY HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT! I can’t beleive you know the Provo location owner!



  • Sara
    November 11, 2009

    Thanks Stace! I do love to take my friends and family shopping. πŸ™‚ In fact, my MIL is having me go with her today to help her find some new tops. lol!

    I forgot to mention I also LOVE the Bombay House, the one time I’ve been there – so yummy!! I only let Trav have two bites of my leftovers. But I ate the rest; they were just too good!!! πŸ™‚



  • Jake
    November 17, 2009

    Anything with Don Cheadle is worth breaking the cellophane.




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