It's going to be another beautiful day with a high of 83 degrees. Sunshine makes me so happy!
I tackled house cleaning with gusto yesterday and I'm feeling it today. Oh, my aching back! *smile* I rearranged furniture, swept, mopped, vacuumed and dusted to my heart's content all while playing music in the background.
Today I am going to take it a little easier. I have laundry to do and also want to wash my bed linens and get a start on all the curtains.
One of my youngest daughter's friends stayed over last night and said her mom only cooks boxed foods and she gets tired of it and wanted Taco Bell the night before. Alfred said our children were spoiled because they loved real food.
There was a time when I, too, made only boxed or microwaved foods. Eeek! I didn't know how to cook when we married. But eventually I learned how and I'm good at it. I can make just about anything with a good recipe.
Occasionally we will have a boxed meal (like Hamburger Helper or frozen pizza), but my family prefers home-cooking. With me being home full-time, I am happy to do so.
I also do not mind packing my husband a lunch. It saves him time and ensures that he eats lunch since he skips breakfast and also saves us money.
As I was cleaning yesterday I had a few more ideas on how I could minimize possessions.
~ I want to get an over the range microwave so I can sell my microwave and the stand it sits on.
~ I plan to sell the entertainment center in our bedroom, mount the tv on the wall and install a shelf below it to hold the dvd player and cable box.
~ Move my desk to the other wall in the office so it's out of view from the dining room table (dining room and office are open to each other), eliminate small shelf next to desk. I'd really like another desk (this one is massive) but for now I will work with what I have.....unless I can get Alfred to build me a simple one?
~ I have one bookshelf that I need to cull once more. I have gotten rid of so many books, but there are a few keepers. If I could slowly replace the books with Kindle ones, I could sell the books and bookshelf.
Alfred will likely flip out over a couple of these ideas, but I'm all about simplifying and streamlining our life.