My heart is so full! We had a wonderful weekend in Cape Girardeau. It's amazing how seeing certain places and faces can just make you emotional. I, as well as all of my siblings, have been back to Cape since we moved, but this was my parents' first time back. Needless to say, it was a wonderful time of fellowship with old friends. I will post pictures soon, once I get the camera hooked up.
Kurt is on call tonight, and I've just been bumming around. I did fix potato soup in the crockpot (see recipe at the June Cleaver website!), and took my evening shower...how exciting. I did have slight trauma when the DVR froze and I think cut off a portion of the movie I was recording....but I'll find a solution to this tragedy, I'm sure :)
I observed again at work today from 8-noon. Tomorrow is my first FULL day, AND I'm by myself! AGGGHHH! I'm nervous. I mean, I feel like I've paid attention while observing, and I even took notes, but Pam (the other receptionist, who is in her 50s and ADORABLE) asked to see my wedding pictures, which led to a Facebook log-on, which led to us killing significant time viewing profiles, etc. I'm glad I work with cool people. Dr. M walked in and said "Wedding pictures?" and then walked away shaking his head and laughing. I mean, a lot of bosses would give me a lecture on internet use. But Pam started it. :) So say a little prayer for me tomorrow as I start, if you think about it.
Last night Kurt and I were looking at real estate online. We sometimes do this for fun, just to compare markets, and look at what's out there. And last night....I found the most amazing mid-century ranch home. We're talking....AUTHENTIC, 1950s/60s architecture. Absolutely stunning.
But.....the people who currently own the house committed the biggest crime EVER in my opinion. They put a hodge-podge of different types of furniture (as in...Victorian and French antiques) in a MID-CENTURY HOME.
People. You MUST furnish according to house-type. If you have a Bungelow, go all out in the Arts and Crafts style. If you have a Cape Cod, lean on the traditional side. If you have a mansion from 1904, do some tasteful Victorian. And...if you have a beautiful, stunning, AUTHENTIC ranch home, DO NOT renovate to make it look like the McMansions America loves in 2007. Can you tell this is a big deal to me? I'm an architecture buff. When Kurt was looking at the interior pictures of this home, I could tell that he wasn't extremely knocked over. But I pointed out the authentic stone, the carved screen in the entry, the split-level, the paneling....if I could just decorate it and renovate it correctly, it would be a masterpiece. I'll prove my point.
See what I mean? It just needs someone who loves it. :( And did you notice the obnoxious black vanity they used in the bathroom renovation? It makes me so sad. I am praying for a really awesome, unique house. Life is too short....and I'm too artsy and eclectic....to have a cookie cutter house.