Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Pantry

My, oh my, I'm feeling good tonight. I just finished cleaning up my pantry. It is far from perfect, but it is organized and straight and it hasn't been for...quite some time now. Somehow I conjured up in my mind that it would take hours and hours to deal with it, so I haven't attempted it. Tonight I just had to organize the paper plates and cups and utinsils so I could make room for a new item, and one thing just led to another. I have to admit, the obsessive/compulsive streak in me just loves putting all the green beans together, lining up the soup in flavors, arranging the baking goods so you can actually see what is there, and {drumroll} discarding the chips and crackers that have two stale bites left in the bag. Mr. Monk would definitely be proud. The ice cream cones and crackers are conveniently located on the bottom shelf so the grandkids can reach them. I'm so proud of me! It didn't even take that long. I think I need to attack a few other projects this week which have been procrastinated because I think they are going to take gobs of time. Maybe my recipe/computer adventure, my curtains, Eric's missionary scrapbook {it would be nice to get that done before he arrives back home, don't you think?}, my abandoned painting projects, etc., etc. Any bets on how long my organized pantry will last? It is really a shame it wasn't cleaned up before my company came. My bad.

3 comments:

runningfan said...

Congrats on the clean pantry. I had a similar proud moment a few weeks ago. Sadly, the organized state didn't last long, but at least it was there for a while. Do you still have company?

granny said...

Nope...they are gone. We are kind of rattling around here now.

angieinpink said...

oh heavens that's fabulous for you! way to be organized momma! i do the same thing...put stuff of that i think are gonna take forever. and then once i do them, i am so proud! here's to productivity! {even though i've had the most idol day of my entire life today}...