"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love."
Mother Teresa

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Me Time

I spent Father's Day all alone today.....and it was blissful!
Hubby was up north at a friend's vineyard helping out at a wine festival.

I slept late, and spent a leisurely hour or so (more like two?) on Facebook and blog catch up.  I ate leftover spaghetti for breakfast.  I watched some DVR'd shows and caught up on those while I did a little knitting.

Then something came over me and I decided to declutter the kitchen a little.  My intention was to do 1 cupboard today.  Well, you know how one thing can lead to another and I ended up going through all the cupboards. I filled a box with glasses we don't use and don't need.  Really, how many wine glasses do 2 people need?  I got rid of over a dozen....then hubby came home with 3 more from the wine festival!  Do you see my problem?
I filled another box with dishes and stuff that I never use and rearranged some things.  Then I moved some food storage around.  I was able to clear a spot in a cupboard to store my bread machine.  It has been sitting on my counter and I rarely use it.  I put my toaster, crockpot, and blender on one side of the sink and that freed up the counter on the other side.  I love the clean uncluttered look of nothing on the counters but I wouldn't like to get the toaster out of the cupboard almost every day.  So, I have one clean uncluttered side and it works for me.

When Hubby came home I made a nice shrimp stir-fry with fresh veggies for dinner. We also had salad with our very first harvest from our garden.  Look at this leaf lettuce...isn't it green and pretty?

I am pleased because we have never tried growing lettuce before and it is looking good.  The garden has been Hubby's thing in the past but he plants it and then ignores it.  This year I took command!  I helped plant it, and mulch it and weed it.  "I am woman, hear me roar!" LOL.  It looks like we are going to be eating lots of salad for awhile.

I hope you and your families had a blessed and happy Father's Day.

Til next time,


  1. I did not even bother to plant any vegetables at all this year. The rabbits came around complaining, but I held firm. I love the farmers' markets!

  2. The alone time sounds glorious. And the decluttering sounds great too. I love getting rid of things I'm not using. My big declutter came 3 summers ago. I probably took maybe 25 loads to the thrift store. It was major. I love clear counters !!!

  3. Your lettuce looks wonderful. I planted it last year and enjoyed it so much, but didn't thing of it this year. I also like the clean uncluttered look of kitchen counters, but always have things out for the same reason you do. Why get the toaster, coffee maker, etc., out every day just to put it back. It's my home after all and only have to please the two of us. :-) Good job on the cabinet makeover. Doesn't it feel good to get rid of some "stuff"?

  4. Me time is the best; and you use it wonderfully well. Everything is working towards your goals ... XX

  5. Nothing beats eating something you've grown and picked yourself, your lettuce looks lush xx

  6. I agree home grown veggies taste so much better than store bought!