Ten things I took for granted when I had a kitchen

Where was once a kitchen (and where someday again shall be), we currently have a hallway with windows, a pretty floor, a fridge, a toaster, and a desk with a microwave on it. It’s fine. That’s all we need. Our survival is not in question. But here, in no particular order, are the things I now realize I took for granted during the salad days—ironically named since it’s salad and sandwiches around the clock over here.

  1. Smells
  2. Counter height
  3. Leftovers
  4. Washing dishes—or rather, using dishes knowing they can be washed and used again
  5. Marinating
  6. Pasta
  7. Lights near the microwave at night
  8. Fried egg sandwiches
  9. Fresh cookies
  10. Smells

Not to worry—I’ve got some new posts coming up for you soon anyway, partly because a home in progress is a filthy breeding ground for DIY, and partly because some cool people will be bringing you guest posts in the coming weeks. In the meantime, I encourage you to reflect upon this list and feel grateful today for what you have. Especially if it’s a kitchen.

Kristina Ackerman

Kristina Ackerman is a busy freelance web designer, living and DIYing with her fella and their little fella in a cute old house in Atlanta, GA, USA.