Day 238 – I’m Getting a New Pantry

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I found this neat site with a special feature area called Other People's Pantries. I wanted to tell you about it, since most of us cook so much I thought you might like to submit photos of your pantry, too! The website owner has put out a request for more pantries if her readers want the series to continue, so go take a look and see what you think. I thought it was pretty cool. I found the site because I was looking for ideas for my own new pantry area.

I am hoping to have mine completed in August, but it all depends on my husband's work and how much time he'll have to devote to putting my pantry together. I have needed a place to store food, linens and my broom, mop and vacuum cleaner. So I'm hoping this area will serve for these three items.


Tomorrow I step on the scale to see if I have had any weight loss. I think I have, I'll let you know tomorrow.

I spent several hours cleaning house today. I was out to milk at 7am and worked fairly consistently until 2pm. I would guess I spent at least two hours taking little breaks at my computer.

I opened the front and back door because it was under 80°F outside, and it was raining. I love when it rains, we don't get much rain where I live here in Arizona. Unfortunately, it was very humid and muggy and I realized I'd made a mistake so I closed the doors again and turned on the air conditioning.

I got the kitchen tidied up again, I believe I washed at least four loads of dishes. I washed three loads of clothes, folded and put them all away. Cleaned the stove, wiped the counters, swept and mopped the floor. Changed the two cat litter boxes, tidied up and vacuumed the living room and dining room floor and cleaned my oldest son's room, and washed his bedding. And a number of other mundane household tasks.

I am grateful that I had the energy to get some housework done. If I can just stay on top of everything, then spend a bit more time tackling another area each weekend I will be happy and the house will look nicer. I am very thankful that I'm able to keep up with all I've done so far.

Also during cleaning I baked two chickens so I could make more chicken broth.

By 2pm I felt tired, so I took a shower, unmade my bed and crawled in to take a nap and slept until 4:30.

Then I got up and used the chicken broth to make a pot of chicken soup.

Food roundup for today:

For breakfast I decided to have a banana-blueberry-pecan smoothie. 2 frozen bananas, a handful of frozen blueberries and a handful of pecans [affiliate link] with one egg yolk.

I had roasted chicken and sauteed spring onions [affiliate link] for lunch.

Dinner was the chicken soup sans chicken. The vegetables in the soup: cabbage, mushrooms, green beans, carrots, celery, and onions.

A few minutes ago I had a handful of pecans and now I'm planning to go to bed. It's almost 10pm.

Tomorrow I'm planning to work some more on getting my bathroom cleaned up.



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