Saturday, April 24, 2010
I decided to post now before I go to bed. And what did I do all night? Got a long overdo bite by the pantry cleaning bug.
I'm not kidding--it has to be at least a couple of years--maybe three--since I did a complete cleaning in here.
And since I am wanting to switch to become a sort of macrobiotic/vegetarian/oriental eater...
...this is a lot to empty out in order to clean and organize.
Left side top to bottom.
Right side top to bottom.
No wonder I've been putting it off so long. Totally overwhelming.
So I decided to set the timer for half hour increments. And took at least an hour break in between cleaning sessions. Trying not to overdo it. :)
First I had to clean off the art table to have some more space to pile things.
By morning I had emptied most of one side.
Will be a lot of wiping down with a hot rag--you know that slightly greasy kitchen dust.
Oops! I missed the picture of the other side of the kitchen--which is also packed--all over the stove. And this is the art table now.
I have a few things already on the craft table, too. This is what I saw in the dark last night. Buddha Karma watching from the chair. (You know her fear of being stepped on--she decided to get out of my way--hehe!)
Seems like I especially get glowing cat eye pictures at night--with or without a flash.
Karma was all wound up from all the excitement. As soon as she knew I was taking a break she was racing around, clawing the furniture (well, she has no claws--pawing the furniture), meowing, and curious about everything I was doing. She'd go check out the pantry and look up at the counters, etc. Silly girl!
She better not get into much while I am sleeping now today. ;) I think the surfaces are too crowded for her to be able to step on anything really. I left the stool up in the pantry and she's already been up on an empty shelf, I think. Big excitement in Fargo--ROFL!
Looks like a good sleeping day--cloudy and dark. When I get up--I'll see how I'm feeling after I "thaw out" and maybe I'll start on the cleaning and organizing. Not sure how much I'll do--or if I will do anything at all, for that matter. I'm only hoping to be done before Caroline comes on Tuesday--so no hurry. I don't want to set off a fibro flare, that's for sure. :)
It will be sooo nice when I get the entire pantry done. After the pantry is done then I will work on the rest of the kitchen. I have been inspired by all the bloggers who have been cleaning and organizing lately and also motivated by switching my eating habits. It was time to dig out the weird dried oriental stuff I have so I know what I have and can find them easily...like lotus seeds and star anise. Don't ask. I've never actually tried them--hehe!
Tired. Sore. No surprise. But am already organizing in my head....:):)