Wednesday, August 29, 2007

WFMW: K is for Kitchen & L is for Laundry

I haven't done a "Works for Me Wednesday" in a while. It just fell into place with the next letters of the alphabet: K & L.

K is for Kitchen: I love my kitchen. It is the heart of the home, IMHO. We don't eat in there... it isn't big enough. But if food is love, then a lot of my love for my family happens there. I love to cook. I don't have a fancy 'working kitchen' with a 12-burner stove, and I don't have an island and I don't have much counter space. I have enough.
I have 4 kids and a husband who were nice enough to take down the ugly wallpaper and paint the place a pretty shade of green. I have a husband who was willing to shell out to replace the hideous Brady Bunch orange counters for clean white ones. And to shell out for a decent floor!

One thing that 'works for me' in there is to keep heavy, but much-used, appliances out on the counter. I used to have to call one of my family members to lug out my Kitchenaid mixer whenever I wanted to use it--which was often. I got smart and traded it out for my much-lighter bread maker. Now the Kitchenaid sits on the counter all the time, on a pretty, vintage, crocheted red-and-white doily. The doily makes it easy to slide the big thing back and forth as I need it. There's another tip: put your heavy countertop toys on a piece of felt, a towel, or a doily to make sliding around easier!

L is for Laundry. I have divided mine up into 2 categories each day. My washer can't really take much more than that...well, the drywell it drains into can't, I mean. The washer is practically new and great. And two loads leaves room for the kids to take care of their own washes. Example: on Mondays, I do lingerie and socks. Tuesdays are for tops and ironing (if I remember to take them right out of the dryer, LOL!) Wednesday is bottoms. Weekends are catchup washes. I will never, ever catch up to all of it, though. But at least we all generally have something clean to wear each day, LOL!

I'm off to work in 10 minutes. Too late to do my morning load of laundry...but I actually did get my kitchen cleaned up!


Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

I love my kitchen too.. it's my favourite place to be. I even like my laundry room now that it's painted and full of storage space... wish my laundry chute was finished tho! Oh well.. winter project right?

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I'm really enjoying your alphabet meme. I'm also enjoying reading Good Night Sweet Angel. It's sooooo scary.

Susie Q said...

I have been enjoying all your alphabet lists! I love a great kitchen too! The sweetest place...

I know how you feel about wanting another 20 years to visit Mom. I feel the same way. Mine is 80 and well and I pray she stays that way for a LONG time. Yours as husband's grandma lived to be 105! It CAN be done!! Or longer!

I am thinking about those yummy deviled eggs. My Mom also does those and the yummiest potato salad. My MIL in made the best chicken salad and ham salad I ever tasted. I have her recipe but it never tastes the same...I miss that. IT just was one of the ways she showed her love. To fix something she knew someone loved.

I so wished I had known where you were in Ohio. I would have loved to come visit you!

Next visit, let me know okay?? Or, you are welcome to visit here!


Susie Q said...

I just re-read the post and saw you were at Der Dutchman??? You were only an hour away from us...oh wow. We would have loved visiting you!!

We are in the Dayton time, let us know and we will work something out! I love meeting my blogging friends!

I have been playing catch up after being away and so many other things.

You can always email me at:

Take care!


Jerri said...

You sound so organized!!!!!My kitchen has a sunflower theme, my very favorite flower. I put up red checked valances that looks very good against the sunflowers.