Wednesday, January 09, 2013

A Mixed Bag

The last 24 hours have been interesting, in a good way.

First of all, I made another run at organizing spices.  Here’s what I started with:

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A cabinet crammed dangerously full of all shapes and sizes of containers.

Here’s where I am right now:

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Obviously, not everything from the top is in this drawer.  That’s ok, because now I can find the items that I keep in large containers on the shelves.  You will also notice that this drawer has lots of empty space.  That’s because I need to restock some of my basic spices that had gotten too old.  I will buy most of them in the smallest containers like the ones in the front so that they won’t go stale before I use them.  I can move the taller jars to other parts of the rack.  This may not be the perfect solution, but it is the best one I’ve found so far.  It doesn’t show well in the picture, but there’s plenty of room on the left side of the drawer as well—more, in fact, than on the right.

Knitting—I spent this evening struggling to knit a hat for my son.  He had found one on etsy that was a pattern to buy.  I bought it, and the pattern is just not written right.  I struggled all evening.  The yarn, Dream in Color Classy in Black Parade, is too nice to waste on a crummy pattern.  I’ll break the news tomorrow and try to come up with something else that will suit.

Drama—really.  I went with my daughter and her 2 girls to the local Little Theater production, a youth production, of Charlotte’s Web this morning.  It was extremely well done.  I particularly liked the costuming choices and the versatility of the young actors, many of whom played several different roles.  The script was well written, and the elementary age audience was enchanted.  So was I.  A nice Italian lunch afterward didn’t hurt either.  (I had ham and navy beans ready to go at home, but somehow after trying so hard to help Charlotte save Wilbur, ham didn’t sound good!).

1 comment:

Deborah Hamilton said...

I read somewhere that spices should be kept in the freezer, so I keep mine in the door of the freezer. I don't know if that is really necessary or not, but I haven't had to throw anything out. I think you should ask for your money back for the pattern. Good luck in finding another one. Have a good day.