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30 Days of Writing - #12 - In The Kitchen


Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah
Strummin' on the ol' banjo



Well I'm glad Dinah's in the kitchen, because hardly anybody else is.

My wife and I had our kitchen renovated last winter. Tens of thousands of dollars later we have a lovely new floor, new cupboards, stainless steel appliances, granite countertop and sexy pot-light lighting. We love it. But we rarely use it.

Oh sure, we prepare meals there. But we never eat there. We eat in the family room. In front of the TV.

We didn't renovate the family room. But that's where we choose to enjoy our meals.

Weird, eh?

Now, I'm home alone during the day. My wife's at work. So I fend for myself when it comes to breakfast and lunch.

For the most important meal of the day I'll usually fix myself some bacon, two eggs over easy covered with melted cheese, eaten on a toasted, open-face English muffin.

For lunch, a sandwich, or a soup, or tuna and cottage cheese.

Dinner is my wife's domain. But we might eat out or order in once or twice a week.

So there you have it. That's what's going on in my kitchen.

I'm glad at least Dinah's enjoying that $20,000+ renovation!


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Comments

StubbornFool said…
That's a nice looking kitchen. I wish I had one like that that I didn't use.
Cheryl P. said…
The Realtor in me says that was money well spent. Whether you eat in the kitchen or not...an updated kitchen adds real value to your home. It's lovely.
nonamedufus said…
Well I might have exaggerated a little. My wife just loves it. And while we don't often eat in it, it's where we and guests gather when she's cooking. It's a huge improvement over what we used to have.
nonamedufus said…
Oh, indeed. And we value it too. We really do. In fact I'll stand at the sink washing pots and pans for 10-15 minutes just taking it all in.
babs (beetle) said…
I love your kitchen, but who or what is Dinah? I couldn't see anything that resembled a pet in there :)
nonamedufus said…
Ha, ha. It's an old song http://youtu.be/2zdTxrCJ1mc that just happened to have the phrase "in the kitchen".
babs (beetle) said…
Ha ha ha! That just shows you what I know :))
Laughingmom said…
It's lovely - you wouldn't want to mess it up by actually using it!
nonamedufus said…
And now you know more! It's an old American folksong classic.
nonamedufus said…
There you go. Good thinking.
Nicki Ditch said…
And now I am singing a song that I haven't sang/sung (?) in such a long time!!

Someone's in the kitchen I knowowowowww...
Nicki Ditch said…
Exchange the table and chairs for the sofa and a tv on the wall and you can have your kitchen and eat in it too!! =)
nonamedufus said…
You're welsome.
nonamedufus said…
The kitchen is open to the family room. I could just turn the TV so we could see it from the kitchen.
Leeuna said…
You have a lovely kitchen. Wayne has been promising a renovation for our kitchen for the past few years but we can't stay out of it long enough. It's the busiest room in the house.
nonamedufus said…
Funny how folks gravitate there, isn't it.
Nicky said…
That is a gorgeous kitchen! I would love to cook in that kitchen. Seriously, Dufus, it's a crime to not create culinary masterpieces in there! You get 500 points for having such a fabulous kitchen and you lose 600 points for never using it!! Hop to it, man. Make Mrs. D something delicious!
Linda R. said…
I didn't know either!
Linda R. said…
What a beautiful kitchen. I'd be in there all the time, and I'd have parties! That's where most people gather at parties.
babs (beetle) said…
Well, there you go then :)
Linda Medrano said…
That kitchen looks gorgeous! Ours is really the weak part of the whole house. It's outdated, awkward, and looks like hillbillies use it. I'm jealous!
P.J. said…
Looks like a pretty sweet kitchen, so I'd say it's worth it. ;) Plus, you use it for bacon. So that's a win.
nonamedufus said…
Oh Mrs D knows how to cook and does a great job at it. It's me. I'm no cook. Hot dogs, soup and grilled cheese. That's about my limit. Oh, and eggs over easy. How about that?
nonamedufus said…
Parties are great for hanging out in the kitchen. You're so much closer to the beer in the fridge that way.
nonamedufus said…
Hillbillies? You mean the folks that like grits, cornbread and varmit bites?
nonamedufus said…
Yes, and we have a lovely expensive fan to get rid of the bacon odour too.
mikewjattoomanymornings said…
What's behind that red door? I'm dying to know.
nonamedufus said…
Very observant of you. That's the colour scheme from the old kitchen. It's white now. Behind it is the music room with a piano, a guitar and my gazzlion CDs.
Jayne said…
Ah-HA! So you do cook more than hot dogs in the microwave. Very pretty kitchen.
nonamedufus said…
Yeah, but not much. I really do prefer to gourmet meals my wife whips up.
Quirky Loon said…
Now I could definitely live in a kitchen like that one. I really could. And my husband would be pleased, but would probably wonder why I spend all my time in the kitchen and still produce NO meals.

Hmm.

HA!
nonamedufus said…
Not even hot dogs?
meleahrebeccah said…
Wow. Your kitchen is GORGEOUS!
nonamedufus said…
I hope so. It took about 6 weeks to renovate. Hard to go without a kitchen for that length of time.

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