We’re finally closing in on saying a not-so-fond farewell to the entertainment center. Someone has indicated interest in it on Freecycle. It’s devoid of excess baggage (e.g., boxes and papers) and ready to rock and roll into someone’s truck.
Of course, when I updated the Mister on the entertainment center’s status, he said, “But I might want to take it to work!”
An entertainment center? At work?!? Why? It’s 60″ wide by 68″ tall!
“Maybe we should put it in the garage to hold discs.”
An entertainment center? In the garage?!?
Do you see why I’m having trouble getting rid of things? And let’s not forget that this particular piece of furniture is in the bedroom (where it clearly doesn’t belong) in the first place, because he put it there after we got the new big-screen HDTV and tv stand in the family room. Why I allowed it, I’ll never know. Remind me one of these days to spin the yarn about the gigantic train set he put in the dining room before we bought dining room furniture; that’s a classic tale of our sometime marital miscommunication.
But I digress. I did some good work in the master bedroom yesterday. It was fun and a bit embarrassing to go through a couple boxes filled with #1 son’s first- and second-grade artifacts and #2 son’s preschool paraphernalia, circa 1998-2000. I kept maybe 5% of what I looked through and chucked the rest into the recycling bin, reducing two corrugated boxes to one much-smaller plastic bin. One classic paper I found was neatly printed by #1’s best friend; he was apologizing for teaching Jake a bad word in first grade. It was the f-word. The best friend has an older brother, and that’s how it is with those older siblings sometimes. I’ve learned that with #2.
Today is Kitchen Wednesday. It doesn’t look like I have a lot of mail to go through and sort or shred, but there’s always languishing paperwork and the dreaded storage container cabinet (or as the Mister says with venom dripping from his tones, “I hate this cabinet! Find me something to put my leftovers in!”). I’ve been looking for better ways to store the containers rather than my not-working toss-it-in-willy-nilly system. My friend Lana said she stores containers and their tops by shape. Anyone else have any great ideas? I know that first I need to make sure that I have a lid for every bowl, but what happens next?
Here is one bowl and lid that I won’t be worrying about storing. I found out first hand what happens if you put the lid too tightly on a bowl you microwave . . . it distorts the bowl, and it takes 15 minutes to take off the lid. After you’re done eating the soup, you throw the bowl and lid away! Fortunately, the soup was delicious; the bowl merely another casualty of my ineptness in the kitchen.
Get ’er dones
I’m going to be back in the master bedroom today going through boxes after I get done with my 30-60 minutes in the kitchen. “Lost” is on tonight, and they’re replaying “The Lie” from last week before the new episode. That means I get to see Neil go up in flames once again! Sorry, dude!