Sometimes I have to overcome my laziness in order to write well.
What do I mean, sometimes? All the time.
No real schedule today, except possibly go to stained glass class from 2-4. I took my piece over to the house on Thursday and propped it up in the window where it'll be going -- I think it's nice. I have some issues with it, but oh well; that's just an excuse to come back and redo it in a few years, when I've gotten more skilled. I'll put up the photos and some scans of the design in the following entry in a bit.
Mostly, though, today will be for hanging with the family. We promised Kavi she can have a new bike (her last one was for 1-yr-olds, so she's sadly outgrown it), so at some point after Kev's woken up we'll go get that. And I still have many things to clean; I'm think I'm going to try to coax Kevin into taking on the disaster that is our pantry. Most things, I prefer to organize myself, but organizing a pantry really is pretty straightforward. Ours is divided like this, top to bottom:
- tall things that don't fit elsewhere
- baking supplies (we don't bake often, so these are okay high enough I need a stepladder)
- Italian shelf on left, miscellaneous on right
- Sri Lankan on left, other Asian on right
- oils, vinegars, remaining spices
- rice, potatoes, onions, garlic
I think the pantry organization will be similar at the new house, except that we're going to have some open shelving where the Sri Lankan spices will live since I use them so often and they're pretty, and I think some baskets for onions and such in the island.
We'll be ordering our kitchen cabinets soon, so if you have an opinion on essential components to have in the cabinets, now would be a great time to speak up. What do you love in your kitchen, that you couldn't live without, that makes your life easier? What seemed like a good idea at the time, but now seems like sort of wasted space?