One Day Down

I have designated January the month of the house reboot. I have chosen 9 days, each devoted to a room of the house, to purge, rearrange and clean, top to bottom.

Today was day one. I chose to tackle the kitchen out of necessity. The new stove cost me some drawer space, so the kitchen was a shambles anyway. Too. Much. Stuff. For one. Second I decided to be a bit more strategic about what occupies prime shelf and drawer space.

We shall celebrate progress. I knew this would be the hardest room to wrestle to simplicity, so I went with “eating the live toad” philosophy from the poster in my sister’s bedroom from long ago that advised: Eat a live toad in the morning and nothing worse can happen to you for the rest of the day.

Kitchen is half done. We will revisit.

And I even managed to use my new oven in the midst of all the chaos. No-knead bread and roasted garlic chicken.

And that’s all I can manage today. Boring I know.

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3 responses to “One Day Down

  1. A New Stove! How thrilling! Why no picture of that???

    I started on the kitchen as a way to avoid my office. No toads for me. 😛

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    • The stove got a cameo on Instagram….😎 Asher and Kayla gave it to us; they never got to use it. Long story. Anyway, it has a double oven—lower oven with convection capabilities—and an oval burner with griddle in the center; stove burners are gas.

      Rick had to practically rewire the house to accommodate it.

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  2. My goal is to clean out every closet and drawer in my house. My spices alone took an inordinate time. If I accomplish my goal Armageddon really will come.

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