8/22-8/24/2020

I have got everything ready to reorganize my craft room, including two new tall dressers, and a third if I need it.  All I have to do now, is pull everything off of the floor and put it into another room so I can have Rich put the new dressers in place.  I know a lot of people like shelving units, and I’ve used a lot of them in my craft room in previous years, but I find they are huge dust collectors and there are too many things sitting around to keep me organized.

The thing I’m going to differently with this reorganization, is that I am going to record what’s in every drawer so I can easily find things going forward.  I used to just put a new system in place and throw whatever tool fit inside, and went with it.  I have found that I’ve misplaced so many things that I’ve started buying duplicates, especially with glues and double sided tape.

I keep telling myself that today is the day I’m going to start, but for some reason, I’ve put off doing anything for the last three days.  Instead I made a new diamond painting haul, and today worked on a couple small diamond paintings instead of cleaning my craft room.  Then tonight I decided to bake Rich a zucchini chocolate cake (it’s really good by the way.)  I found the recipe online years ago, and have been making it ever since.  My father-in-law would never consider eating zucchini, so when I took a piece to him, he loved it until he found a piece of green and we had to admit it had zucchini in it…and that was the end of that.  It’s funny, once you tell someone what’s in a recipe, how it can change their perception of its taste.

The cake just came out of the oven, and there’s nothing better than the smell of chocolate baking.  OK, maybe something with cinnamon in it…I love that smell too.  And clove…there’s nothing like the smell of a ham baking with cloves and brown sugar…yummy.

The last few weddings we’ve been invited to, the bride’s registry always includes a Kitchen-Aid stand mixer.  I often wonder with today’s busy lifestyle, how many times these brides will use their mixers.  I waited until I retired before buying one, because I knew I’d never use it enough when I was working.  As for the new brides, with Covid, I’m wondering if more and more people have been eating in more, and actually cooking.  The only thing that kept my sanity when I worked, was a Crock Pot.  I know a lot of people like Insta-Pots, but after trying one, we returned ours to Amazon.  It wasn’t Instant enough for us.  We didn’t know there was a big warm up time, and a cool down period, plus the “Insta” period…making it a lot less “Insta” than we had hoped.  I still love my old trusty Crock Pot.  There’s nothing better, especially in the winter months, than throwing a frozen roast or chicken into the pot in the morning, with some broth and a few vegetables, and when it’s time for dinner, open the lid and it’s perfection.  I don’t know of any other appliance I’ve ever used that I loved as much, or that made good meals so easily.  I wonder if new brides know the wonder of a Crock Pot.

I’m sure by now, you can tell that I’ll do anything to avoid cleaning my craft room.  I plan on making a video of it, so you can see what a horrible mess it’s in.  I’m kind of embarrassed to show it because I won’t let any other room in my house get like this.  The big problem was storage space, and hopefully, now I’ll have enough…Let’s cross our fingers that I do.  Otherwise, I’m going to have to do a major purge.

One thought on “8/22-8/24/2020

  1. The crock pot is still my favorite, I agree with coming home to a comfort meal all ready to go. The air fryer has been a close second, I must say. I love how it heats up a leftover sandwich that I’ve brought home from a restaurant. For once, the leftovers taste as good as they did at the restaurant. Also, I share your love of the smell of clove.
    I even use the clove oil in my diffuser. Hope we can have a craft day this fall. Miss hanging out with you.

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