I know it’s been a few weeks, but the tour of Sluiter Nation is BACK! Today with the room that is really the center of the whole house. Not just physically, but socially and emotionally too. We are drawn to it because it exudes warmth, nourishment, and conversation.
It’s our kitchen.
Our kitchen is the first thing you see when you climb the stairs from our bi-level’s front door. It’s much smaller than I would like, but it’s cozy and it has everything we need.
It’s a gallery of people we love.
It’s a yellow pages for take out and an energy center–especially first thing in the morning.
it is rarely completely clean. And it constantly reminds me why I will NEVER own white appliances again!
It is where I can relieve stress or anxiety or anger or sorrow by baking someone something.
Have a bad day? I’ll make you cookies.
Grandma die? I’ll bake your family a pie to comfort you.
Cort lost his job? I baked him brownies.
Have a birthday? I’ll make you a three-layer cake.
Need a dessert for a cookout? I’ll bring a fresh blueberry SOMETHING.
This is where people gather to laugh and drink and chat and discuss and eat.
It looks out over the yard Cort so lovingly takes care of and the clubhouse Eddie so joyously frolics on.
Somehow the island is NEVER completely cleared off. Keys, wallet, pipey, monitor, newspaper, whatever gets thrown here.
But it is where we gather as a family. It is where we nourish ourselves physically and emotionally. We grow together here.