This morning I was up at 4:30 to put Sadie’s pacifier back in her mouth so she could sleep for another hour and a half. Unfortunately, I didn’t fall back asleep with her. Nick and I were both up by 6:30, and on the road to Stoughton, Mass, a couple of hours later. That might not sound too remarkable, but for us to be up and in the car by 8:30 on a Saturday morning is a pretty big deal.
We made the two-hour trip to check out IKEA’s kitchen cabinets. We’ve heard good things about them, from friends, and even from our contractor, Ben. They come in a zillion configurations; what you do is buy your base frame, then pick from the 30 or so door fronts they have and several types of hardware. Right now we’re leaning towards these two styles, ash and beech:
I think I’m partial to the beech, but of course both of these choices are the top two most expensive cabinet finishes that IKEA offers. Fortunately, we have a small kitchen, and we’ll most likely be getting just a corner cabinet, a sink base, and two others of undetermined size.
We didn’t actually make any major purchases today other than some magnets for the fridge and a pair of all-body bibs for Sadie that will hopefully make the learning-to-eat-on-her-own phase a little less messy. I tried one out tonight when we got home, and I have to say it worked pretty well, even though it does look a little bit like a straitjacket:Now it’s 8:30 at night and I’m ready for bed. Something about going to IKEA always ends up being an all-day, exhausting affair.