The Kitchen

I am by no means a Julia Child or Suzy Homemaker, though I am trying on both accounts. In order to hone the aforementioned skill sets, the kitchen is probably the most important room in the house, so without further ado, I give you some of our new kitchen.

Kitchen sink and drying rack - old school

Kitchen sink and drying rack – old school

Washing machine - small but effective! You don't realize how much you love a dryer until it's gone :)

Washing machine – small but effective! You don’t realize how much you love a dryer until it’s gone 🙂

I took these shots so you could see two very important things about the new kitchen: lack of dishwasher or disposal and no dryer for our clothes. During my time in Rome, we also lived sans said amenities, so I understand the extra time chores take living without these appliances! #thirdworldproblems 🙂 I’ve just had to relearn becoming extra diligent in washing dishes and learning to be patient (!) in clothes, sheets, and towels to dry. (It’s also pretty humid here and we don’t have a balcony, so things take extra long – oh well, extra opportunities to learn grace and patience, I suppose!)

 

What the heck??? As my mom would say/abbreviate, GTS (I'll let yall figure that one out yourselves ;) )

What the heck??? As my mom would say/abbreviate, GTS (I’ll let yall figure that one out yourselves ;))

Also – can someone PLEASE explain to me what all of the options on this washing machine are? So far, I have only managed to flood the kitchen once, knock on wood, but apart from a handful of the icons, I couldnt tell you what on earth most of these mean and why in the world one would need so many options!! And yes, I have googled the model and brand for their manual, but have only come across the Greek version. Pray for our clothes. And kitchen. And me. And then, maybe pray for something that really needs prayer 🙂 Until next time….

3 responses to “The Kitchen

  1. I have witnessed your Julia Child skills first hand by seeing, smelling, and tasting your risotto recipes in Rome. This post really brought me back to Junior year. Mems that time we flooded the bathroom trying to wash clothes? mems that time we used a water purifier on wine?

  2. There are way too many options on that washing machine! Not to mention that they look like hieroglyphics, crazy.
    I’ve been polishing my cooking skills these past four years cooking in the smallest kitchens known to man here in France. You would think that a country that is as into food as France is, the kitchens would be better, but nope. At least if I ever move back to the States, cooking will be easy breezy! 🙂

    • Amen! Each time I get frustrated with slow cooking food in the teeny oven or washing the clothes on the wrong cycle, that’s what I have to keep telling myself! 🙂