Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Kitchen Chaos

Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest and relaxation, right? Well, not for this Betty! Our most recent Sunday meant attacking the mountain of mayhem that had overtaken my kitchen table and sideboard. Both, it seems, had become repositories for anything and everything that needed to be set down as we walked in the door: stacks and stacks of mail, art supplies, vitamins, end of school paraphernalia, purses, Koosh balls, office supplies, scripts, programs, gift cards, receipts, magazines, tote bags, grocery bags, and a sling from when I sprained my shoulder. Needless to say it was what has come to be known as a "hot mess."

I wonder how many trees could be saved if we eliminated all of the damn junk mail that we all get every week. Seriously, I think a small elm tree was taken out just in the mail in my kitchen. Ridiculous! Once I sorted through all of that mess, I found the bills that needed to be paid, filed the stuff that needed to be filed, and shredded the papers that needed to be destroyed. The shredding was surprisingly satisfying. I found myself wanting to find more things to shred just for fun! Seriously. You should try it. It is almost therapeutic.

It took all day, but everything found a home. All all of the bills got paid, and both the kitchen table, and the sideboard were unearthed. Who knows? Now that I have found it, I might even serve an actual meal at the table, instead of at the kitchen counter for once! Probably not, but it is nice to have the option!

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