There is not a great deal of excitement happening round here at the moment.
Today has been one of those days when I start one thing, and then forget and start another. Not hurried or crazy, but I have just been potting the bulbs for spring, and I came in to get the trowel, and the little coffee table from outside (which I move in for winter) was in the way, so I moved it. That meant taking the little steps to another place. Then I remembered I was meant to paint the back door, so got out the paint and brush to remind me. Then I saw the washing piled next to the drier, so I moved it to the steps, noticed a leaflet through the letterbox, so took that to throw away, and saw a dish in the sewing room. See????? Ridiculous. And so it goes. 2 hours later the bulbs are finally all in the pots.
One good thing has been accomplished today. Well, apart from dentists and flu jabs of course. David emptied my store cupboards in the kitchen and we sorted them out, and tossed away a few things. 2005 best by dates. Maybe not. And we also discovered that I do not need either flour or pasta for the foreseeable future. Or decade. Maybe 2. The baking stuff is all in one place and the tins and the coffee and all the rest. 2 cupboards done and 16 to go. I am absolutely determined to design any new kitchen I may ever have myself - I want those pull-out cupboards with rows of shelves for tins or bottles, so I do not have to delve through deep shelves again. A major design flaw. I would also have flour drawers as well. And DRAWERS - not cupboards. Why it has taken me so long to work this out, I have no idea. but then, I have seen all these great ideas on the internet, so I suppose I would never have known they were possible before. Have you seen the kick drawers under cupboards? Why aren't they standard? What a waste of space!I gather they are really difficult to install in an existing kitchen, but simple when it is being constructed. Dreams.....it is all about dream time. But fun to think about these things.
Then I started thinking that what I REALLY need is that store room. Oh, about the size of a double garage, with cupboards and shelves and uniform boxes, and place to store tins of food, tools, woodwork stuff, toys for Missy, and all the seasonal things, and sports equipment. Forget the dream house, people, it is the dream store-room which rules round here!
So that is how I have spent Monday 26 September. An ordinary day. Not long now before I will be back on that couch finishing the quilt I am making. Then I have 2 to fix - ones I made over a decade ago, which need a little loving attention. A little applique to cover bits, new binding, some new stitching and they will be good to go. I can do that. If I stay awake!