I'm aware that it's election day, in case you're wondering why in the world today's post is about countertops, of all things. The presidential election is very much on my mind, and wondering what the outcome is going to be is making me a wreck. So I thought I'd talk about something as far from politics as possible...like home decor.
When the fate of our nation has been decided, perhaps I'll let you know how I feel about the way things turn out after the polls close today. I shouldn't...but I might not be able to help myself. But for now, home decor it is! And in that vein--
What is it about kitchen updates that makes women so deliriously happy? Men get excited about electronics: big-screen TV's, surround-sound systems, wireless Internets, iGadgets, and such; women get excited about kitchens: cabinets, appliances, cookware, and dishes. And countertops! Like these:
|Maybe I need to provide you with a close-up, so you can get the full effect of my glorious, shiny, |
pristine laminate counters that look exactly like real granite but cost approximately half the price.
We weren't planning to get a new kitchen sink, because it seemed like the stainless steel double sink we had was still in pretty good shape. But our little remodeling project revealed some rust on the underside, so we sprang for a new, shinier and slightly deeper, double sink to go with the new countertops. My cup overflows! (Hopefully, my new sink won't.)
|I know it's not the snazziest kitchen you ever saw; but it's mine, and I love it!|
Thank you, my beloved husband. You are, as always, my hero! If I could, I would vote for YOU for President!
(Did you notice the time? That's not a mistake--it's not even 1:00 a.m. yet as I get ready to publish this post. On the eve of the 2012 election, I'm sitting here at my laptop, "Sleepless in a Swing State.")