Sunday, January 30, 2011

Bring It On

Whew!

What a week.

I really think this past week has been one of my worst ever.

But it is done now, and everything is better.

The pantry took much longer than anticipated, but was well worth the effort.

It is very pretty now, and makes me happy.

Before:


This doesn't do it justice.  The walls were a dirty dingy color.  The shelves had old faded yellow gingham contact paper on them, and, well, the dishevelled shelves are basically my fault.  In serious need of help.

After much scrubbing, and scraping, and painting, I ended up with this:
Pretty, hu?

Since I didn't finish with the painting and what not, until late, the kitchen stayed a mess yet another day.  But now, I am doing a happy dance.


 


Behold the organized goodness and stress deflater. 

There really is nothing more soothing for the harried soul than a clean and organized house.

Oh happiness!

Even better, during the mad cleaning frenzy I was able to clean out one of the cupboards while in the process of re-stocking the pantry.  Now, the kitchen is organized... except for that one junk drawer.  And the fridge.  But those are both for another day.

This weekend I also tried a new way of grocery shopping.  I joined a food co-op and may never go back to the grocery store!  Holy smokes, talk about quantity and quality for the lowest price I have ever seen.  I cannot believe I have never done this before! So, now that the pantry is organized, the fridge is bursting at its seams with fresh produce, and the house is ready to clean, I am ready to welcome the new week with grand plans of culinary adventures.

Sometimes I really love the winter.  I mean, what better time is there to experiment with soups and hot comfort foods?  None.

Last week was a horrible week.  This week?

Bring it on, I say! 
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