I am currently typing this while sitting at my kitchen ‘counter’. My laptop is balanced precariously on the top of the base cabinet where I plan to stash my china. I’m looking out the window on my left at the woods that are currently dear free. They are mostly sticks of various shades of grey right now, reflecting the morning sunrise on their sparse trunks but, in the summer, it will feel like I’m in the treetops. And from here, I can see out the kitchen deck door and right into the tree Owl lives. If I had Bionic Man’s magic eye, I’d be looking at Owl right now from right where I’m sitting at my new kitchen ‘counter.
Last night I spent some time looking through cabinets and cupboards and planning where to put stuff. Because we’ve been living on takeout and toaster oven meals and snacks, I’m a bit overwhelmed by the possibilities of food storage. Take this cupboard for example –
Now the workman put the shelves in for me and he apparently put ALL of the possible shelves in there. I will be taking some out because seriously, that’s a lot of can storage. A LOT!
And not only do we have that cupboard for food storage but we have one with pull out drawers right next to it and we have a big lazy Susan in the corner cabinet next to the cooktop. I’ve never had a lazy Susan. What the heck do I put in there? Husband would say I’d figure it out, that I could fill any cabinet and countertop. And I would tell him to shut it. But he’s right, I could and I will fill these all up. We have about 30 boxes of stuff yet to unpack down in the basement and about half of them are kitchen goods. And these are boxes I packed the fall of 2012 so it’ll be like Christmas all over again as I open the surprises that were once necessary in our lives.
I’m off to play house. Well, I’m off to clean and then play house. The kitchen isn't actually finished so I'm just playing in some of it but still, it's pretty awesome! Just think, a year ago this week, we were getting our stuff off the truck and I was unpacking kitchen stuff and I pulled open the drawer in the corner and found it full of mouse poop. What a lovely difference a year has made! If I weren’t so excited to go play, I’d make some deep and meaningful statement about how good things take time and unpacking the things we hold on to can bring change and mouse poop is aways icky and yada yada yada – but I’m just going to go play house like the silly child I feel like right now and wish you all a happy Wednesday.
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