I'm getting old.
Right now I feel REALLY old.
Last month on my birthday, I didn't feel this old.
Yesterday, I didn't feel this old.
This morning, I didn't feel this old.
Yes, I know I'm getting older by the minute (and you are too, if you're still reading!)...but do I have to FEEL so old?
Once again, I can read your mind here, my dear readers --all three of you--you're asking "What in the world is making you feel so old, Meggy-girl?" You WERE thinking that...weren't you? I KNEW IT!!
If you said "NO" then you can just go on to your next little bloggy spot! You must not care about my mental health...which is getting older as we speak!~~or as I type!
Here's the scoop. I just spent the past couple of hours (in between chores, cooking, laundry and such) reading posts from Shannon's blog over at Rocks in My Dryer. Today's Works for Me Wednesday is dedicated to Kitchen Organization Ideas. That sounded pretty interesting to me. I like doing things easier and cheaper. I was racking my brain about what I could post to add to the list...but nothing really jumped out at me. My kitchen and I only have a polite acquaintance anyway...so I'm not really qualified to post any brilliant ideas.
So, as I'm reading all these posts -- I kept reading the bio's of the posters. I am not exaggerating here... Out of 250+ posters I don't think but 3 of them were over the age of 25! All these gals with little babies, lots of diapers, bottles, etc. Lots and lots of baby pictures!!!! (I'll admit most were really, really cute!)
Don't older women have ideas about the kitchen? Or do we just not have a clue? These gals had their pantry's so organized there would be no way to lose that can of mushrooms I've looked for time after time. (I finally found it...about 2 years later...I KNEW it was in there!) You should see their Tupperware-enhanced cabinets. Is this really legal? Oh! And would you believe they actually have a BAKING CABINET? Really! They put all their baking stuff together in ONE cabinet. Doesn't this take the fun out of the scavenger hunt...where is that Baking Powder? Where is their sense of adventure?
Then I happened upon a post by a young lady who had a clean refrigerator door. I'm SURE this is verging on insanity. (Yeah, a little bit of refrigerator-door-envy here...) Here is a picture of mine. I promise I did not move even 1 thing before taking this picture...I probably should have gussied it up a little...
[IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are a neat freak (you know who you are)...just turn away from the computer right now. Do NOT look at the pictures. They might cause permanent brain damage.]
Oops! I meant to crop out the TOP of the refrigerator...I don't want to be THAT transparent, here. I've found that all the clutter really cuts down on how often I have to clean it. Dirt and grime would never have a chance getting underneath this! Isn't the refrigerator door THE place to keep your automobile insurance card? I love having pictures of all my nieces and nephews (from birth through college) out so that I don't have to think about scrap-booking them. Of course, I can't throw out any of those magnets, either...I might need them some day. (I did actually use a bunch of them for a Women's Ministry event once...6 years ago!) Some of the artwork on the door is many years old...I can't seem to part with it...
The clutter even bleeds over onto the side.
Oh! Are you supposed to throw away those magnetic calendars that are 3 years old? What about old magnetic FSU schedules? Come on, you're saying that you don't keep your vacuum cleaner belts on the side of the refrigerator?
So now you know another of my secrets. I'm a cluttered-refrigerator-door person.
Are there any Refrigerator-Clutter-Anonymous meetings out there? Is there any hope for this addiction?
It's old age. I tell you. OLD!
P.S. After posting these beautiful pictures...I actually LOOKED at the refrigerator door...with more than my usual cursory glance. All I can say is, I am SOOOOO thankful you can't see how filthy the door actually is. I hadn't noticed....wonder why? Since I'll be home again tomorrow, maybe I'll feel froggy and actually clean it...maybe even show you an "After" picture? Pray for me to feel froggy! Really.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I'm getting old.
Posted by Meg in Tally at 5:45 PM