Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Busy in the kitchen

A big THANK YOU! for sharing your oil cap information with me. I was just going to shrug it off, but thanks to your comments, I got myself to the auto parts store today. It was a mere $4.30 and I was able to figure out where it belonged. :) And I put it on twice, just to make sure I hadn't screwed it on wrong the first time.

I didn't get any sewing done today... and here's why. I was emptying the dishwasher, and when I put a lid in the pots and pans cupboard, I noticed what looked like burnt rice on a frying pan. A closer inspection told me that they were maggots. Ugh! Ugh! Ugh!

It makes me so mad, that they go for my clean pots and pans! I never kept food in that cupboard. Why didn't they go for the trash? Or the crock pot with pot roast bits in it? Or even my pantry? The ants and maggots/flies never touch my pantry. So my food is safe. I just told myself I was done with that cupboard (it's only that cupboard, and I do not know why) and that I was going to use my Organize It shelving that was intended for my fabric to build myself a nice rack for all the pots and pans.

Neither ants or maggots have ever been found in this area of my kitchen, so hopefully everything will remain clean! :) It basically took me alllllllllll day long to get the kitchen in top shape. Yeah, I took a lot of breaks. :D But now I have a nice spot for my cookingware and my kitchen appliances like the grinder, mixer and blender. The 4 grain buckets will be placed in front of the shelves and moved around as needed.

But hopefully this will fix the bug problem AND help me keep the kitchen less cluttered! And if I keep the kitchen less cluttered, then my husband won't want to eat out as much. Apparently I can function in chaos much better than he can. :P

Maybe on Friday I'll make some bread too, it's been a few weeks because the last time I made some bread (using a new recipe) it turned out to be an utter disaster and I was mad at myself for having to throw away all the freshly grounded flour.

Thursday is going to be busy, busy, busy. Got several stores to shop at in Tucson. But I'll try to take pictures for Quilting Fitzy cuz she's very interested in living in the area that I'll be shopping at. Won't it be so much fun to have a fellow blogger and quilter to have sew-ins with? :)



QuiltingFitzy said...

Yipee Skippee Leah!!!! Thanks!

Our contract was accepted by the buyer of the place we put an offer down on at Marana! Just gotta get our ducks in line here and we're good to go. In one month I'll be sleeping among the cacti, lol.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

You sure do have a mess. Have fun shopping.

Fiery Redhead said...

Is the cup board naturally damp? I wonder. It seems they may be coming from flies. Do you get alot of those around? Great job on organizing. I decided 4 months ago that I was going to give myself the gift of a clean kitchen. I have kept it really clean which is not easy to do with 5 kids and 2 adults but I have done it. Now it is the norm. That has also been great to motivate me to doing alot of cooking from scratch and baking. No one wants to cook in a dirty kitchen. Next step is my bed room!