Monday, February 27, 2006
Corners of My Home #2
This post is about one of my favorite rooms to be in - the kitchen. I love to cook and enjoy spending time with the radio on preparing a meal for my family. My husband Joe is a super handy man and built this entire kitchen from the studs up about four years ago.
As for appliances, I have the standard toaster on the right, coffee pot in the middle and the "what the heck is that" appliance next to the sink. That actually is a staple in many a Chinese household (along with the mandatory shoe rack next to the front door). It is a hot water heater that maintains water at the boiling point for tea. My girlfriend Nicole from What about Mommy loved the idea of instant hot water so much that she asked her husband for one at Christmas time. If you are a big tea drinker, it is awesome (you can buy them online at Amazon). If not, you could probably find better use for your counterspace.
I am a little obsessive with keeping my kitchen clean. I don't like clutter on my countertops and get annoyed when the stray glass ends up sitting in the sink all day. Is this a symptom of obsessive compulsive disorder? Probably, but I'm not going to worry about it unless I start washing my hands a hundred times a day.