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.