Kitchen Omen: the current state of my mind report

This might be the most courageous page/post on my entire blog.  I’ve thought about it for a couple of weeks. It will expose a part of myself that is much whined about (by me).  I’m not sure people believe me when I tell them about my lack of house keeping prowess. I’m not even – as one of my much admired and respected thesis committee members put it (referring to a different skill set, of course) – “exceedingly competent”.

Warning: this page may cause you to lose respect for me.

So why post it, then?

I’m not entirely sure, except that a friend observed that the state of the kitchen seems to mirror the state of my mind on any given day.  Interesting. One might wonder how it reflects the state of other people’s minds in this house we share.  But back to me.

Here goes Kitchen-Mind Omen post Number 1:

No explanation.  No excuses. Just raw/unretouched kitchen

Forecast: Mommy is sleeping. Do not play with the dog on her bed. And cereal is fine dry, straight out of the box. Also, have a banana.

April 6, 2014: Number 2

Forecast: sunny patches, with showers of optimism.  Mom went back to bed. Wait until she's sleeping, and ask for another puppy. She'll say "yes".

Forecast: sunny patches, with showers of optimism. Mom went back to bed. Wait until she’s sleeping, and ask for another puppy. She’ll say “yes”.

April 8, 2014: Number 3

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Someone in our home must read my blog (rants go unnoticed and mind reading is a fickle art)… Sunny!

 

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Breakfast at the table???? What are we, a restaurant??? Sunny weather today!

April 18, 2014: Number 4

My brother is coming to visit with his family. He's non-judgmental, so I've washed half the dishes. Cloudy but warm. Optimistic for spring, and no nap today.

My brother is coming to visit with his family. He’s non-judgmental, so I’ve washed half the dishes. Cloudy but warm. Optimistic for spring, and no nap today.

April 20, 2014: Number 5

Everyone loves the Bunny! Today is voted "Best Easter EVER" by discerning tweens at our house. Mess, schmess!!! We are ROCKIN' this day!

Everyone loves the Bunny! Today is voted “Best Easter EVER” by discerning tweens at our house. Mess, schmess!!! We are ROCKIN’ this day!

July 2, 2014: Number 6 & 7

Things are looking up!

Things are looking up!

...slowly, but surely...

…slowly, but surely… Sunny, sunny days, with a bit of cloud. And daisies. Did you see the daisies????

Summer’s here at last! Kids are out of school and I feel a sense of renewal. So many things to do and enjoy.

Bring it!

Looking for a life of peaceful, loving times with the girls. It’s time, alright. Yes.

December 8, 2015: Number 8

It’s been a while since I posted my Kitchen Omen. Some things change. Some, not so much. Life as a freelance writer is good. It makes me appreciate my kitchen more. I love to sit at the kitchen table with my laptop and look out the window as I work. It’s nice. Life is moving in the right direction, these days. I keep the kitchen clean as it suits me. And I’m not mortified anymore. Still a teeny bit embarrassed, but much less worried about it.

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The dog seems happy enough (black, sleeping blob in left corner). We might all consider living a bit more like our pets. I may or may not nap. And that’s okay.

What playing with YOUR groove? Post pics at http://www.facebook.com/lifeofaphoenix

What’s your forecast?

Photo Credit for Pink Kitchen

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