Monday, July 2, 2012

Monday Mimisms ~ Cabinet Climbing May Be Hazardous To Your Health

 What was I thinking?
I had this bright idea yesterday to reorganize and declutter the kitchen cabinets. Top to bottom. Did I do this in increments? Noooo. Did I do this in stages? noooo.... Did I do this on advice of counsel? Nooooooo. I took everything out of all cabinets and drawers and dumped it in the middle of the floor.

Pay no attention to that sign.
I didn't. Because I secretly knew if I wasn't forced to put it back, it wouldn't get done.

After standing on chairs and cabinets to get into 9 ft high cabinets at the ceiling, sticking my hand in drawers that hadn't been discovered since 1492 and reaffirming my hatred for housework, I discovered....
spices dated 2007, egg beaters all tangled up like they'd been in a fight, wedding gifts tucked away out of sight since 1980, matching jewelry I'd been looking for for five years, a can of peas which expired Nov 2010, an antique Italian bowl that might buy a plane ticket to anywhere, all the pieces to my grandmother's everyday white swirl china and a stray pacifier resting in an egg cup, probably mine from 1852...that grandmother knew how to hide things.
and a myriad of hodgepodge life that now must go downstairs or up or out or trashed or tucked neatly away out of my sight. I also washed alllllll the dishes. What was I thinking?? My back hurts.

Tomorrow is play day. I'd better get off the computer and finish this nonsense before somebody gets hurt.

 Don't worry, Homer. I'm cleaning out your room next.

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Fisher and Staff said...

That is a perfect description of something much less than a perfect day! Be sure to play softly tomorrow.

SeaSpray said...

That is sooooo ...something I would do and will be soon. Dreading it too! having a big graduation party for son soon and will be tearing apart storage areas to make more room, etc. My problem is that it is hard for me to *let go* of things and I am afraid I will shove things back in. I am so sentimental or think what if there is an emergency?, etc.

It does feel good when these jobs are a fait accomplis though. :)

Great post! You've inspired a future post in my blog. :)

The Gal Herself said...

Pardon me while I fixate on something -- If the peas expired in 2010, how long have you had them? Since 2008?

Oh well, I'm happy you found the jewelry because it probably feels new. And this is a nice dose of reality for me. Whenever I see one of those HGTV shows about redecorating your home and improving your surroundings, I think I should take a stab at reorganizing. This reminds me why I'm simply not good at this.

Akelamalu said...

You could have a yard sale! ;)

Love your grandmother's crockery.

Travis Cody said...

Wow! What a project!

Mimi Lenox said...

And then I fell off a chair hanging curtains. OH MY ACHING never mind....

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