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An Open Letter to My Kitchen Countertops

By it all started with paint on May 02, 2012

To my kitchen countertops,

You may be thinking the love is waning …

It’s been a little over a year-and-a-half and you may be wondering if the luster of our new relationship has begun to tarnish …


... if I’ve become too comfortable.  Complacent.

And there may be a little nagging nugget of quartz in the back of your splash wondering if, perhaps, I’ve regretted my decision …

A decision that included hunting down the Silestone sales rep at The Home Depot and following him out to his car …

… pretending to wait patiently as he dug through boxes and binders of Silestone samples in search of the elusive White Zeus.

A white that is pure white.  Solid white. No specs. No sparkles.

And in the farthest reaches of his traveling salesman station wagon he found the tiniest of sliver of a sample.

Now, kitchen countertop, after all that searching I can understand why you may be having doubts.  Questioning our relationship status.

Truth be told, it’s me.  Not you.

Problem is, I’ve been remiss.  I haven’t just been ignoring you …

… I’ve been covering you up. 

And not because I’m ashamed of how you look.  Au contraire.

It’s a matter of my disorganization.  It started small.  A bill here. A note there. A school permission slip on top.  Some receipts.  To do lists. Blog ideas. Link parties to remember …

… and the piles gained piles of their own …

… and important things were pulled out and moved to a different spot on the countertop so they could stand out amongst the piles …

… again and again …

… until it felt as if the piles were crowding me out.  And I was reduced to making dinner on a tiny sliver of open space next to the stove.

So now that I’ve thoroughly cleaned you off.


And wiped you down.


And put you out there in blogland for all to see the glory that is White Zeus Silestone, I hope I have proven to you that my love is as strong as ever …


… and if that isn’t proof enough, have you noticed that I’ve been hugging you every night before I go to bed?



P.S. I promise to never, ever let you get covered up again.  And no, kitchen countertop, my fingers are not crossed behind my back …

P.P.S.  The story of the kitchen renovation can be found here …

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