Thursday, August 07, 2008
kitchen- doctor's office-kitchen
Cooking again. This time, a recipe from yesterday's NY Times got me into gear. We had it for dinner with grilled trout. Yum. I know this is supposed to be about art: isn't that an artful photograph above? Ok, so I have nothing to blog about today: I had an appointment with a new primary care physician: one of two women who share a practice and are each in for 2-1/2 days a week. This doctor, who is young enough to be my youngest child, is a real sweetheart. She input everything I said into her laptop (how modern!) and told me this: "there is no such thing in this office as If you don't hear, everything is fine. If everything is fine you will get a letter within 7 days and if everything is not fine, you will get a phone call." How nice. How unusual. She spent an hour with me and I finally feel that somebody is taking care of ME. Back to the kitchen. Candiedfabrics requested a tour, so if this will bore you silly, you have my permission to skip it. The room is 99-44/100% done. Needs paint. After auditioning untold jars of Benjamin Moore yellow that looked horrible, no matter which shade I chose, I was in despair. Last time we painted, we used Devine Paints, whose colors are just enough off from the mainstream paints to get it right! They were perfect. The company, based in Portland, was started by an artist and I could spend hours on their website, which is all about COLOR!!!! But the store in NJ that carried them 5 years ago no longer does, and they are not available anywhere in NY, NJ, or PA. I was about to mail-order color samples when I discovered that another local paint store has Devine color samples (real paint, not paper) and will color match. Apparently they all share each others' formulas these days. Open architecture for paints. Devine Honey: on the nose. Picks up the yellow in the tile and will brighten up the room that gets no sunshine. Now I just have to find a paint-ner. Here's the kitchen when you look in the opposite direction from the above picture. After a 5 month wait, our Zero Table from Design within Reach finally arrived. Behind it, next to the fridge, the file drawers, a couple of too-small junk drawers, bulletin board wall, the phone and the mail slots. Chaos contained! Yay. Finally, my beloved woods - the view from the kitchen table that makes it all worth living here.
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