Thursday, July 14, 2011

My First Guest

Since I'm such a crappy blogger lately....

Hi Internet. There has been a change in your regularly scheduled programing :) I'm Sarah and I am one of Rachelle's friends. Rachelle has been too busy with life to post, and I got tired of checking this blog for a new post, so I decided to offer a guest post so no one else (like me, with no life) has to sit around and wait for Rachelle to stop having so much darn fun with her life so she can post.

I am also a chiropractor (we met in chiropractic school, and no, this post will not go into detail of how we met, that story has been officially retired per Rachelle's request), a full-time working mom of two wonderful kids (Jacob, 3.75 years old and Chloe, 4 months) and a wife to Rob, the person that officiated at Rachelle and Jim's wedding (if you were there, you may remember the handsome guy with the jokes at the front of the room). Nice to meet you!

When deciding what to write, I thought about what she usually posts here, and my thoughts went immediately to my first (no wait--family first) second third fourth love, the piece of furniture in my kitchen. It's a newish addition to our kitchen, and I am IN LOVE. Coincidentally, there is a fun story behind my acquisition of it: My mother has been in real estate for over 20 years. She has moved up the food chain through years of top-sales, and is now the real estate manager of an office. The mortgage broker that works in her office had a rental home on the beach here in Connecticut (where I live) but she was selling it. The furniture in the house was beautiful, and I had my eye on this piece for a while. When I heard she was looking to liquidate everything in the house, I jumped on it! She offered it to me for $100 and I took it quicker than you can blink. It turned out her husband was moving some stuff to storage, so she even offered to bring it to my house for me in the back of the U-Haul, so I got delivery too :)

It fit like it was made for my kitchen. Previous to this we had what I lovingly referred to as the "Ugly Buffet" in it's place. Yes it was handed down from my great-Grandmother, Yes it was 1920's mahogany, but it had been treated badly by family that owned it before me, and it was U.g.l.y.

So now it was in my house--but what to fill it with?! The Ugly Buffet had previously been filled with Jacob's art supplies, so those transferred to the drawers of the new "piece" but the beautiful glass-door cabinets--what to put in there? I rummaged through my house and realized that I love blue stuff. The kitchen walls were already blue, and it turned out I had accumulated a lot of blue pottery. So I chose blue pottery and clear glass to fill it. I seriously love this thing.

So that’s all for now--I hope I entertained you as much as Rachelle usually entertains me!!!

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