Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Holy Crap, I’m A Mother…..AND A HOUSEWIFE!!!

As many of you know, The King came down to Florida last November and moved in with myself and The Offspring. There have been many adjustments, changes, and fine-tuning of our living arrangements since that time. One of the things I found myself daydreaming about on a regular basis was organization. I shared with you the “purging” of the bedroom, and now I bring you the “reorganization” of the kitchen cabinets.

I know, you guys think I’m crazy…and I probably am…but here’s the thing. I have been in my house between nineteen and twenty years give or take a nightmare or two and I think in all of those years I have cleaned out those cabinets once.


In twenty years.

I don’t know about you but can you imagine how much shit has accumulated and been piled, shoved, pushed, and stacked in the extremely few cabinets I have in my kitchen? You guys know I love football but did I have to bring an average of 2.67 plastics cups home from every – single – football game I attended? And did I have to have a coordinating koozie for every outfit that used to hang in my closet? Okay, maybe I did but I’m over that phase in my life. Did I have to save every single baby plate, spoon, and sippy cup from when my children were but babes? No really, my son drives a redneck four-wheel drive truck; do you think he’s going to go muddin’ drinking from a Playtex spill-proof juice cup? I don’t think so either, even if it DOES have cute widdle ducks all over it.

So for the past two weeks I have been a tad busy. Between getting over a sham of an illness, I have been attending three softball games a week, taking and picking up Spawnette from softball practices, getting two hundred people here at work ready for a two week COOP exercise in the middle of nowhere with nothing to eat but MRE’s thank goodness I’m not going and organizing kitchen cabinets in any spare time I can find. Here is just a sampling of some of the reorganization results.
An example of "before" that I haven't yet cleaned out:

An example of "after" that is one of the few completed:

Don’t roll your eyes and wonder why the hell I posted pictures of my kitchen cabinets, those there are pictures of my blood, sweat, and tears. That shit took HOURS and I’m still not done. Hell, I’m not even half way through and I truly don’t have that many cabinets in my kitchen!

I need a beer….anyone have a koozie to match my black and white Hawaiian sundress? If not, I’ll take one of these:


Dr Zibbs said...

Please come clean my house.

Megan said...

Well, I guess moving a lot DOES have its advantages.

Of course, those advantages are lessened when you pack and bring it all with you, like I seem to keep doing...

Magpie said...

Gosh - I love your blue/white dishes.

Giggle Pixie said...

I'm with Megan; moving alot has caused me to continuously root out the stuff I don't really need or have room for. Over the past 20 years I've moved...oh lord, if I even try to come up with the number my head will explode. So, yeah, at least it kept me from being too much of a packrat.

My husband, on the other hand...ay carumba!!! lol

Your "finished" cupboard looks fabulous, by the way. I hope the rest of it will go a little quicker for you!!!

Giggle Pixie said...

Apparently my head was exploding anyway, 'cause I forgot to say the rest of what I came here to tell you! lol

First off, NO WAY I would have deleted a comment from you, especially if it was about men in g-strings. VA-VA-VA-VOOM, BABY!!! hehehe! Secondly, if you wanna do the alphabet game I'm assigning you the letter "J".

Have fun with it! Oh, and I asked my son (who was recently in Florida for work) how long of a drive it was. Are you ready for this? 17 hours! Holy Christ on a Cracker, do you live in bum-fuck-Egypt or what??

Wait...never mind. It's me who lives there. lol

Gladys said...

I apply the Fly Lady concept when cleaning out closets, cabinets and people in my life.

One pile= throw away
Second pile=maybe keep/maybe not
Third pile= keep.

I took 27 trunk loads to Salvation Army last April. I am getting ready to do the same this year. It is my yearly mantra. I just have a fear of being hit by a errant meteor before I get it all cleaned out and someone will be in my kitchen wondering why I have 800 cool whip bowls with no lids.

Cowguy said...

I just cleaned and rearranged our kitchen too!

No I didn't. But I did load the dishwasher! :-)

Anonymous said...

YEA! Good job on the cabinet. Hey I know what your cabinets looked like. Except that now my daughter wants ME to get rid of 40 mugs....wait did you save me the really cute ones? You know I have a warped addiction to cute mugs.

Love ya

Attila The Mom said...

Gotta say that you've got guts. I'd be skeered to dig around in there after all that time!

just bob said...

My kitchen's organized, but the rest of my life is a mess. Could you work on that for me Goob?

Karen ^..^ said...

The before cabinet looks like my cabinets look AFTER I'm done reorganizing. Oops.

I think I just have too much stuff.

Most of said stuff is in a storage unit though...

And I donated MOST of my kitchen stuff too. Maybe when I move again, my cabinets will look more like yours.

And I love your pretty blue dishes too.

Katherine Aucoin said...

You are my hero, I hate cleaning out cabinets. I think I would rather have a boil implant. Your cabinets looks very nice!

Giggle Pixie said...

I left you an award over at my place...

CSY said...

See? Cleaning is NOT that hard! You didn't even need extra people over for moral support. You cleaned up all by yourself! Yea Queenie!!! Wanna cookie? Hey - is it still lookin' purty? sorry - being snarky, too many NICE comments. Love you! Mean it!

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