Sunday, May 27, 2007

Bittersweet

It's a Sunday night, which usually is one of my favorite times, because we get to eat Italian food, drink red wine and watch the Sopranos. This week, even better, because tomorrow is a holiday, so we made spaghetti sauce with herbs we brought back from Rome, and let it simmer all day on the stove. Add meatballs, go to check the tivo to make sure it started recording the show, and lo and behold! it's not on this weekend! Only two shows left in the series, and they take a week off?? that's harsh.

But it's still sweet knowing that tomorrow's also free. It hasn't been a lazy weekend. I spent most of the day window-shopping online for appliances, reading consumer reviews, getting prices and making a wishlist. Yesterday we buckled down and met with a nice lady at home depot, talking about kitchen cabinet design. The remodel is really beginning to take shape in our minds. Today I came up with the idea of adding a few beams over the new back deck, for creating a trellis of jasmine or other sun-loving vines, that will act as shade for the kitchen.

I'm still thinking about all the beautiful mosaics we saw in Sicily. We are trying to imagine how we can use these inspiring pieces of art in the design of a bathroom. Maybe it's better to use the patterns as ideas for smaller tiled pieces that we could hang if we want to... much cheaper that way!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have you posted your Italy photos?
I would love to see some.
John