Monday, May 24, 2010

Homeowners Day TWO and a gluteny wedding

 

PHEW!!

When did I last post?? A week ago? Eesh. I’m not going to bore you with a week long post, as it would consist of PACKING –WORKING – PACKING – WORKING -  so let’s do a weekend recap!

Saturday morning Parrish and I woke up bright and early and headed to Wilmington for a wedding! I was on the fence about going to the wedding. I honestly felt SO overwhelmed with the looming move and all the packing that still needed to happen BUT then I remembered who would be at said wedding:

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My MOH – Alex! She’s so sweet :) So I went!

The groom went to high school with Parrish, so I’m not a close friend of the bride and groom. For that reason, I was a pretty nervous about the food. And didn’t feel comfortable asking. The ceremony was at 4pm. So we met friends for a late lunch around 1:30. That way I wouldn’t be too hungry at the reception.

Good. Thing. I. Wasn’t.

Absolutely nothing I could eat. Not one morsel aside from baby carrots. In all honesty it was a gluten haters nightmare.

None of the food was labeled.

ALL of the sliced meats were sitting in either broth or gravy.

There was pasta.

Someone dropped pasta not only in the corn but also in the salad! (A part of me thinks gluten was somehow responsible for this.)

The salad was already dressed.

However, I didn’t stress. And that was pretty neat. Almost two years ago, I would have panicked. I would have thrown a private fit for myself and possibly Parrish. But not now! I was prepared:

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Think Thin Bar – Chocolate Covered Strawberries (SO GOOD! & 15g Protein!)

So I managed, and was able to still have fun! And hang out with Alex, Parrish, and her boyfriend Carl:

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Carl was having so much fun at the wedding that he just couldn’t open his eyes! Too much fun!

And Parrish I partied like it was 2002, when “we were too cool for school”:

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And I was able to catch up with old friends!

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I’m pretty sure this little victory makes: Marlow – 3 Gluten – 0

And yeah, I probably could have chanced it. And hoped for the best. But then I would have missed out on all the fun!

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We ended up driving back to Chapel Hill after the wedding. The plan was to wake up early Sunday morning and start packing the moving truck!

And we did!! THANK THE LORD for Parrish’s two brothers! Without them we would have been…well…not moved! And my friend Amber even came over and helped! TEAMWORK :)

So we are MOVED! There’s still some stragglers over at the rental house and lots of cleaning, but the all the boxes have moved…

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and are now here! We honestly haven’t done much unpacking. We pretty much spent all day Sunday moving, and then yesterday we were busy bees working on the kitchen! And today we finished the cabinets! Remember BEFORE?

NOW:

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PS. Painting ‘Lazy Susan’ doors. Not for the lazy!

So now we are painting the cabinets doors and shelves. I can’t wait to pick out new hardware for the cabinet doors!

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(Do I spy MORE cow print? DARN IT!)

I definitely have to get real with myself though! I’m not going to be able to make the kitchen “perfect” (mainly because perfection doesn’t exist) instantly. For example, I LOVE white cabinets. And the previous cabinets were hideous. However, the spiffy new paint job has brought out the… beige in the appliances:

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Hello Yellow.

But I’m just going to have to live with that for a while. I had to have a serious conversation with myself! “Self. You can not afford new appliances right away. You are getting married this year. You are paying. Get real.”

But until then, I’m still loving the progress of the kitchen! Parrish and I have been working our butts off. And Max…

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well, moving put him behind on naps. But I’m sure he’ll help tomorrow!

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Thanks for all your advice on new home owning! My favorite part of blogging is of course you guys!! I much prefer a two sided conversation than just me rambling on to myself :)

Hopefully we’ll have new meals cooked in our kitchen soon. But not until my hands are clean:

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And I have KILLED all the COW PRINT!

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Off to more painting!!

9 comments:

Jillian said...

Wow! the cabinets look great! Such a difference. I can remember what a pain in my rear painting cabinet doors are. Days of flip . . . paint... flip... paint. Ugh. But it looks so much better. Can't wait to see the rest of the house!

camper said...

That's one full weekend! Way to kick gluten's butt and be prepared with your snacks.
I don't know how you are tackling a wedding and a new house all in one year... we're aiming for a small wedding in October but haven't done much planning yet (we do have a venue but no STD's or invites yet) I'm hoping that by reading everything that you're doing will motivate me to get my task list done.
Congrats on the new home and the paint job.

GF Gidget said...

Wow! I just noticed your new blog layout. I love it! I feel for you on both the wedding and the remodeling. You guys are much neater painters than we are. We are a bit "art retarded"! We will make it!!!!

doodlesrlz said...

April. The kitchen looks AMAZING! We once had a friend that said, "high gloss white paint and lots of mulch will give you a new house." Shizzle, your pictures prove him right! Very excited about the hardware shopping. That's the fun part! The yellow-y appliances are functional, no? That's all that counts. Also, remember Craigslist is a great resource when you're ready to switch to something else at a reasonable price. ALSO, have you ever been to apartmenttherapy.com? Awesome website for style and renovations on a budget. Congrats, again!!!!

Farty Girl said...

Way to hang in there, despite the lack of food options at that wedding. It's admirable! I totally woulda had a huge fit - and I'm not even celiac!

Neat new house! Too bad the cowprint had to go! HAHAAHHA! ;)

Good luck setting everything up.

Megan said...

Oh contact paper, I'm sure it seemed like a good idea at the time. The kitchen looks great! Can't wait to see what you cook in there!

Celeste Jean said...

you are on your way to having a really nice looking kitchen! that is great!

Anonymous said...

Spray paint the appliances. There is spray paint out there for just about anything.

meg @ The Gluten-Free Ginger said...

I'm a celiac too, and recently went to a wedding where there was absolutely nothing I could eat either. The menu, which I actually saw beforehand, listed a baked potato, so I figured if nothing else I could have that. Well, turns out it the "baked potato" was actually a fried croquette. All of the meats and veggies were drowning in sauce, and there were croutons on the salad. Unfortunately, I wasn't prepared with snacks like you...never again!