Sometimes Island Reemerges!


On Lake Travis, there is a sandbar that only appears when the lake level drops considerably. It’s been showing a lot of the last few years, but recent rains have covered a lot of it up again.

6863936606_8357f1bf1e_zIf you look closely, you can see it behind the mermaid’s shoulder.

Well, there is an island in our kitchen, as you know if you have followed this blog for any length of time. It is one of my cleaning nemeses…is that a word?

Keeping this island clear is almost impossible for me, but it is one of Newell’s favorite things to have clean. So, today — since I had lunch with my Mom and Dad and therefore had very little cleaning time — I decided to make it my project.

As you can see in the picture on the left, there was a lot of clutter and confusion on the counter top. Now, dishes either washed or washing; mail sorted and either trashed or filed to deal with; towels put in laundry room; and, as usual when I manage to get it neatened up, the kitchen begins to look huge. 🙂

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Looks like the TPV may get a box of dishes this month.  No way two people who never entertain need ALL these dishes:

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Seriously? All that having all these dishes does is make it easier to wait longer before washing them. Getting rid of most of them would free up cabinet space and cut down clutter. I’m going to start pulling them as soon as I finish here…

…and, y’know…I think that will be it for today. I don’t know if that is all five — well, I didn’t get into the Office of Doooom today, so I know it isn’t all five. But it feels like progress. 😉

Here’s a bonus shot of my Papa’s fish…

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About RieSheridanRose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored eight novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.
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One Response to Sometimes Island Reemerges!

  1. wynwords says:

    Love the islands, both of them !

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