Keepin' It Real
It's 9:02 pm on Tuesday evening, and it is still snowing. It's been snowing for more than twelve hours.
These are photos from early afternoon.
As a lover of my home, part of the fun of home keeping is finding ways to make our space work for us at different times of our lives.
A hardworking tool I have in my kitchen is my Kitchen Aide. It used to live on the counter, but was in the way when we weren't baking. A month or so ago, I determined to do something with the space at the top of the basement stairs, that tended to have piles of stuff build up there including bags of potatoes, egg cartons, and so forth. Sigh. Not very nice looking or organized. Frankly it was frustrating.
Rachel was looking for a project and so I thought of this old kitchen cart (it used to have wheels) that we've had downstairs doing nothing. I bought a quart of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Emperor's Silk, let her paint the cart.
It looks great and I moved a basket I had in another room onto the shelf to hold the potatoes etc, settled the Kitchen Aide in its new home. It is a good spot for it with a handy plug. It has allowed us to give ourselves space on the counter but also to reclaim this space for a much better use than it had.
In the interest of keepin' it real - you can see the the cat food in the jar, the dog treats next to the basket, the fire extinguisher, and my husbands lunch box, which is usually in front of the cart.
This photo shows what the kids occupied themselves with today while the snow came down, down, down. After we did school of course! No snow days for us!
In the background, also keepin' it real, are dishes in the sink, clean dishes on the sink, and a pan of freshly baked granola.
Yes, we live in our house and sometimes it's messy. Sometimes relationships are messy, as a wise friend mentioned to me. That is so true. Thankfully we have fresh mercies every morning and during the day too.
We've been happily listening to Tim read in the evenings, a book by E.D.E.N. Southworth, called "Ishmael." I think we will finish it this evening. Some of us are lobbying for him to start "The Fellowship of the Ring," by J.R.R. Tolkien next.
Keepin' it real again, I spent today wondering why no one had commented on the post I did last evening. This evening I figured out why. I posted it on the blog I keep to host my blogroll! Duh! If you'd like to read it, you can go here.
Ah, life. I am thankful for it, craziness and all.