Decision Fatigue

This morning I took my mom to a Drs appointment, then dragged her along with me to a granite supplier. I was pretty sure I had made the decision to go with granite counter instead of laminate in the kitchen.. cause I really want my farmhouse sink. Farmhouse sinks and laminate don’t get along.

So.. I walked in and fell in love. Turns out it’s the same name of colour (Fantasy brown) as one of our clients just chose from another supplier . Bill stopped in to see it after work, and he agreed with me, loved it and put the down payment on it. I guess we’re going Granite!

Then I drove around looking at stone for our exterior. This is where I’m really running into trouble. I have the interior of the house (except for lighting) done… but now I’m hitting a block wall.. figuratively and literally. There’s so many things to know, to choose… I just want to put it in someone else’s hands! We have a landscape designer, but so far, I’m feeling like we’re either not on the same page, or I feel like I don’t understand what they’re trying to accomplish.. and the exterior is so very important.. we’re spending money there, and it’s the first impression of the home, we need to do it right.. Definitely something we need to be praying about.

Here’s the biggest problem: we’re dealing with several different entities. The stone on the exterior skirt of the house is one supplier, the installer for the walls is one subcontractor, the stone cladding on the porch is one type and brand, the steps another and then the stone on the driveway another one again, and they all need to work together! I cant find the right blend!!! Argh!!

Decision Fatigue is one thing I warn my Clients about. It’s bound to happen, and yet somehow I thought I was gonna escape it.

Good news is.. our amazing concrete cutter did our egress window today, and he went above and beyond.. even taking out the old window, and placing in the new (not quite installed, but placed in). I’m so thankful that Bill insisted on this European style window.

Isnt it cool how it tilts and opens like a door? Love it! It will add so much light into our new basement guest room.

So if you’re reading this, and you are a pray-er, please pray with us that we make wise decisions, and that the timelines all still work. I love this view and can’t get enough of it.. but… there is no place like home.

Published by billandamyskitchen

Bill (Guillermo 'cause he likes pretending he knows Spanish) and I (Amy) have been married since Sept 2005. We live in Southern Ontario, Canada - Niagara Peninsula in fact, smack dab between 2 of the Great Lakes. We love God, our family, our church family, and making each other laugh. (ergo the profile pic, he decided to make our photographer laugh by throwing a leg up on me just before the shutter clicked, which made ME laugh) When we married, I told Bill: "I don't know how to cook" but he had faith in me. So 15 years later, I'm still learning, and having fun. I've never (in my whole life) cooked a whole bird, chicken, turkey or otherwise. I've never roasted a beef, other than in a crockpot on low for 8 hrs. I like trying to find healthy & easy recipes and then I rarely follow them. I don't enjoy recipes that take hours or intricate steps. I have a special fondness for the Podleski sisters, writers/creators of the Looney Spoons, Crazy Plates and Yum/Yummer cookbooks. In 2018 we suddenly decided to rip our small house apart from stem to stern, moving out for 4.5 months while the house was demolished inside and out, and then rebuilt with an addition. If you go back in the archives to July-Dec 2018 you can follow that story. It's made our house open and so much more conducive to entertaining, small groups and large. It's given us the kitchen I've dreamed of to create and learn in. We feel incredibly blessed to be able to write about our journey, our faith in God and some fun recipes along the way. Thanks for joining us.

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  1. One of the ways I deal with decision fatigue is to step away, refocus and pick the one thing that I absolutely love – the piece of the puzzle that I know I want in the final product … and then I look for what works with that one piece … it always seems to work out! I think the stone on the front of the house is the most important. It`s what we all see. Focus on that. All the other stuff just needs to work with it but be quite neutral (almost boring) so the front of the house gets the real attention:)


  2. So glad you went with granite. You can throw your hot cookie sheets right on there, or looks and lasts like a jewel in your main living space! And I LOVE the colors and grain. Good choice.

    On Fri, Sep 14, 2018, 2:33 PM billandamyskitchen, wrote:

    > billandamyskitchen posted: “This morning I took my mom to a Drs > appointment, then dragged her along with me to a granite supplier. I was > pretty sure I had made the decision to go with granite counter instead of > laminate in the kitchen.. cause I really want my farmhouse sink. Farmh” >


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