Monthly Archives: May 2009


I read a blog. She is doing a thing where everyone posts pictures of their kitchen and shows it off and wants her readers to do the same. As expected – it seems like most have neat clean gourmet kitchens. I had to laugh thinking about showing off mine. I don’t love my kitchen. Mine could use some loving, but it is not getting it! As you will see – I’m not good at putting things away.

When I looked around my kitchen it DID show
pieces of my life so I thought, what the heck

– I will do it – but not as a showcase.

Let’s start with the cainet under the sink. To the left of the bin you can see a nice hole that happened last week. All the years of water leaking down there finally put a hole in the plywood.

One thing I like in my kitchen..Lauren eating breakfast! With her at the counter is the spray bottle left out from the other night when we made cedar plank salmon and it said to have a spray bottle on hand if it caught fire (outside, not in the kitchen). You can also see Lauren’s medicine bottle. She has Impetigo. It is finally going away after 17 days on antibiotics. Julia’s school folder is also on the counter. It has her Mother’s Day Tea information in it for me to send back. I am semi-dreading the tea. It was the last school function I did with Nathan before he died. It is the same teacher, same classroom, probably same activities. I am trying to gear myself up for it.

Next for my windowsill. First, there is the beer glass that was hand washed and dried but for some reason not put away and is intead on the windowsill. It has been there for weeks. There are also 3 african violets. One of which is practically dead and the another on its way to dead. There are the sunflower plants that the kids grief group stupidly had my girls plant. As you can see only one sprouted. Why do you give bereaved kids something to keep alive????
Finally on he windowsill is Lauren’s Thanksgiving craft from preschool. Can you guess how long it’s been up there?

Here is a counter area. Lauren has left the drawer open after getting out her spoon. Her plate from last night with old hotdog seems to be still out on the counter. Yum!

Now onto the counter leading to the family room. Always an interesting collection of stuff here. Today we have pliers, from when a plastic cup got sucked partway into the disposal and became wedged in it. I had to get the pliers to remove it. That was a few weeks ago. We also have Julia’s art portfolio from the school art show last night, sunscreen because it was actually hot here the other day, and some other random stuff.

A bag of construction paper I need to put back down in the basement. It has only been out since Monday! Notice the snowman nightlight the kids put in the outlet…yes – been there since Christmas but they like to use it so I have left it.

Are you at all surprised my fridge is messy too? School calendars, kid artwork, pictures, school lunch menu.

OK, so I DO love my dining room. I wish it were bigger but I like it. It is actually pretty clean too!

If you get this far, you might want to notice I posted a more serious post yesterday, below this one.