Thank you for all the support, here and on Facebook and Instagram, regarding Nico’s allergy appointment. Related: remember when the only way to reply to someone online was to leave a comment on the blog post?
I have walked past this entry table and shuddered every day of the last week. Yesterday, I gave in and set aside a couple of hours to tackle it. It took me 10 minutes and I texted with a friend while I did it. My projected completion time was off by about 110 minutes.
Small projects never, ever, ever take as long as you think they will. I bet telling ourselves we don’t have time to clean something up is a mind trick we play to excuse procrastination. Well, I shouldn’t speak for everyone. It’s a mind trick I play with myself and, let’s be honest, will most likely keep playing.
Two days of mail, two bags from my mom (shoes and office supplies, don’t ask), the Benadryl I bought for Nico, a gift from a student, two thermometers, my Weight Watcher’s pouch, and Nico’s case for his retainer. I spent as much time on the flowers as I did clearing off the table.
I wish ten minutes was all it took for me to figure out what to do with these glass front corner cabinets. I had to have those two glass front cabinets when we remodeled the kitchen 11 years ago, back when Mikey was a baby and Nico was way off in the horizon. For display, I said! We’ll turn the lights on at night, and they’ll be all glow-y and sparkle-y and pretty, I said!
LIES! Only an amateur would take away useable cabinet space from a small kitchen and use it for display. They are caverns of grease and dust and, oddly enough, sports bottles on the right. Oh, and I think one of the lights burned out years ago, which is fine because we never turn the lights on.
Sometimes, when I’m not in the mood to gaze at my navel, I’ll walk into the kitchen and contemplate my two glass front corner cabinets. I imagine how I can rework them to make them useable. What does one put in cabinets that are too large to hold naïveté, but too small to fit hubris? Here are some options I’ve considered. Suggestions welcome.
- Cookbooks on the bottom, no idea what on top (glass shelves may not hold heavy cookbooks)
- Baskets filled with seasonal items
- Tea and coffee canisters
- must start making tea and coffee at home for maximum effectiveness
- Medicine and vitamins, but in cute containers and stuff
- because decanting zinc is a fantastic use of time
- Some sort of kitchen-y collection
- must start collection for maximum effectiveness