June 16, 2013 in General
I can’t wait to move into my new house! It is cosy and compact , a love nest for Hubby and I. It will be so easy to clean and will be light and airy because I won’t have to keep half the doors closed. This house is just a dump and even a facelift won’t make any difference. She has wrinkles upon wrinkles. Let’s get started – only 15 years of junk to sort out!
Cleaned out the laundry. A breeze getting rid of all the old clothes from my customized drawers. I’m not much for ironing, so most of our clothes end up in the laundry. Our wardrobe is way too small for our clothes anyway. Hubby carts it away to the Salvation Army who is always so thankful, it warms my heart. They don’t mind if it’s ironed or not!
I’m tackling the scullery and the kitchen today, no problemo. I seem to have an awful lot of containers for someone who normally sticks to cardboard, plastic and tin. Nine containers in all. Three sunny yellow Tupperware ones that my mom gave me for a wedding present – should they stay or should they go? A set of four beautiful see-through containers with wooden clip on lids, ideal for pasta and grains.Unused with the very expensive price tags still on the bottom. Maybe Hubby tried to rehabilitate me? Two plastic no name ones – supposed to be for cereal. What’s wrong with a box? After sticking a photo on Facebook, I get some response from interested parties. The clutter on my kitchen counter is ok, I have so much space. I shall just have to wait until they collect.
The sideboard is on my agenda today. I haven’t touched the drawers in ten years but it shouldn’t be a problem. The sideboard drawers contain my filing system, my photo’s, birthday cards, anniversary cards, stamps torn from letters etc etc. I’ll just stick these recipes with the others in my kitchen cupboard. Another few won’t make a difference to the zillions that I never did get around to scanning into my computer. Thank God, these newspaper cuttings are ten years old, so I’ll just put them in a black bag. Oh shucks! Thought that I scanned all the photo’s of the kids into my computer in those two months. These are in the wrong drawer. Ag, I’ll just stick them on Facebook. Aaaww! My baby. I wondered where this one was – the only photo I have of myself and my favorite border collie who passed on to greener pastures ten years ago.I look so young! This is too depressing; I’ll carry on tomorrow.
Not looking forward to the rest of the sideboard. For some reason it ended up as my personal space, along with the linen cupboard.
I shall have to get another box for all these cards – the one in the top of my wardrobe is full. I can’t possibly throw them away – they are all from Nicola, all the way from London. We really missed her for those six years and these are mother’s and father’s day cards, birthday cards and Christmas cards. They all have one thing in common: telling us what great parents we are and how much she misses us. Ok, drawers done.Thankfully I have already cleared out my collection of coffee mugs from the cupboard part to the kitchen. What am I going to do with this tarnished teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug? My grandmother bought it from the Elite cafe in Paarl when they closed. I don’t have time to clean silverware but these are antiques, for goodness sake.
Crawling out of bed, really don’t feel like it today. Man or woman wasn’t meant for this. Feel like I haven’t seen the light of day for eons. I HAVE to do the linen cupboard today, time is getting short. This is an exceptionally large linen cupboard of which only one of the four shelves is actually used for linen. I’ll start with the bottom shelf. Oh, I have forgotten about these! The harp that Neil made in Std 4 – so sweet and it still works. And here is the plate that Nicola decorated and the paper mache cup that she made in Std 3. And what’s this? Neil’s fire engine and the pull-along one that he inherited from my brother. Maybe I should keep it for my grandson?
Eighteen gift bags, four gift boxes, ten rolls of gift wrap, five different shades of tissue paper and a huge collection of ribbons of every hue and color. I know that ” being prepared” is my middle name, but hey! these days we mostly give gift vouchers.
Really love my games, but three Trivial Pursuits and two pocket editions ? Jeez ! SO depressing – shall have to have extra cupboards installed at our new house.
Not getting out of bed today. Do we really have to move to a poky townhouse ? Our house is so beautiful and roomy. Think I’ll just stay here with my memories.