I decided to just start with something knowing it may very well - in all probability will - change in form and function along the way. But - stage 1 was to get a central place up and functional where some key things for our family are posted. A calendar, a list of chores for my far-too-spoiled kids, and a whiteboard for those staples we need at the store (I totally stole this from Drazil). Have I mentioned recently, Draz is 'da bomb? And, since I feel fairly confident this will change, I decided to not go all out and create the world's cutest yet most functional thing ever seen (I was really contemplating whether painted or stained wood would be best for the box I was going to build.... and other stupid things of that nature.)
Without further ado - here is stage 1 of Betty's Command Center.
I was worried about where I'd put such a thing because there are very few walls in my kitchen, well really on the first floor, but then I thought... d'oh. What about the little hallway-ish between the kitchen and the rest of the floor - it's sort of partly in the kitchen and it's totally a wall AND!!! you see it when you walk in the house through the garage which is how we walk in.
And last but not least...
Oh and there was a message on our answering machine last night when we got home. It was from Ricky, my mother-in-law. She was trying to get a phone number in Virginia. Somewhere between the dialing and the bringing the phone to her ear, she forgot she dialed the 11 digits of our number in MD and thought she dialed 411. And I guess her son's voice on the recorded message did not dissuade her from that belief.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone.