Even me, the non-cook, can appreciate a good kitchen. And, when IN a good kitchen, I feel a strong desire to learn to cook better and more often. There is something about a kitchen. It is the heart of any house. You can tell a lot about a person by the type of kitchen they most desire. My dream kitchen is a wide open space, bright with lots of natural light. It would also have plenty of cabinet space and a walk-in pantry. I like a breakfast nook ... a bay window and a window seat. I want music in my kitchen and lots of seating.
I spent the majority of today with Melissa, in her kitchen. We baked cookies. Meaning, she baked cookies and I nestled Reese's cups into them when they came out of the oven. We talked and ate and laughed. It was a good day.
Whenever I am with Leila, we end up spending time in her kitchen. Same with my trips to see Amanda or Cat. At Mom's, I am in and out of the kitchen all day. The houses I feel most "at home" in are the house where I feel welcome in the kitchen.
So, yes, today I am grateful for kitchens.