Monday, March 28, 2011

A Little Organizing and Some Thoughts

My kitchen is a struggle for me. In some ways, it is fantastic. It’s large with beautiful cabinets and new laminate flooring. The appliances are new, too. On the other hand, it has no pantry, limited counter space, and no coherent organizing. There are pots and pans in four different cabinets! One of these days I need to unpack all of the cabinets and re-organize completely. For now I’m working on the small things.


This used to be my silverware drawer. In our last apartment we had very small drawers so I had to get a very small silverware tray and combine all the fork and spoon sizes. We now have wonderful, wide drawers. With so much empty space around the very small tray, things just got tossed into the drawer.


When I spotted these modular trays on clearance at Target, I knew I had to have them. I finally have a place for everything! Even the “junk” utensils that hubby packs in his lunch are tamed. Apparently, hubby was just as bothered by the messy drawer as I was. When I showed him my work, he exclaimed, “The spoons are divided by size!” It’s the little things that make me proud.


There is no “before” picture of my dish drying rack, because its exit was very… impulsive. As in, I got really angry and threw it away. It was one of those in-sink baskets, and it was completely non-functional for us. It was white so it showed every speck of dirt. Clean dishes were always getting splashed by water or bits of food forcing me to clean them again. I had to move it any time I needed to clean the sink. Worst of all, one or the other of us was always setting dirty dishes in it- yes, I was as guilty of this as my husband, because I just gave up. Even though I had to sacrifice counter space, I am so much happier with my new drying rack. My dishes and my sink are clean!

Now, as for my lack of posts lately…

I’ve mentioned before, briefly, that I have fibromyalgia. I have good days and bad days, and sometimes they turn into bad weeks. I am handling life a lot better than I used to, but some days I feel as if it doesn’t show. This is mostly because I have more on my plate with a toddler to take care of. Naturally, I don’t finish a lot of craft projects during bad times. It takes all my energy just to maintain the basics.

I would love to feature other crafters during these spells, but I want to keep these features relevant to my tastes and interests- in short, mostly nerdy. I’m still learning how to dig through the internet to find these kind of projects, and trying to decide whether I would prefer to feature only blogs or if I am willing to link to places like Etsy, Ravelry and Craftster. I also want to make sure that I don’t just echo Geek Crafts! For now, I will keep refining my searching skills. So excuse the growing pains. I’m doing my best.


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