Ahem.... so anyway.....
So I'm a list maker - as you might recall. I have made a list of things (okay projects) that I want to complete before I head back to ::shudder:: work on the 4th.
Today - I tackled the pantry. I realize that the kitchen is Hubby's baliwick and try to stay out BUT he is a complete pack-rat and such a closet slob (that means he hides his slobbiness - rather than reveling in it out loud) that I can't help it. When I walk into the pantry and I start to get hives from the mess I know it is time for me to intervene (or read: my OCD kicked in to overdrive!). (it also didn't help that when we moved in things just kinda got thrown in everywhere with no rhyme or reason).
So I waded in this morning. It took me most of the morning - but I think I have created a semblence of calm out of the chaos.
But seriously??? The things I found? Particularly in the pasta family? I will re-count for you (because yes, after a bit I began to make notes!) - but keep in mind - we are a family of THREE!
8 boxes of Rigatoni
4 boxes of Penne
2 boxes of Jumbo Shells
1 box of Ziti
1 box of Manicotti
1 box of Lasagna
2 bags of tortellini
2 boxes of Gemilli
1 box of elbow macaroni
1 box of Risotto
9 boxes of thin spaghetti (and this is after I consolidated at least three open boxes!)
1 box of Angel Hair
3 bags of rice (open - all the same type)
2 EMPTY pickle jars (WTH?)
Don't believe me? I have proof!!! At least regarding the pasta - see?
That's a LOT of pasta people!!!!
When Hubby was questioned about the absurd amount of pasta that is in our pantry (because - remember - there is only three of us!!!) - he informed me that he buys it when it's on sale and that it doesn't go bad.
Hmmmmmm. Really? Cause I can use the same argument when it comes to shoes.........
He also informed me that we are basically ready for any natural disaster (like we'll be wanting to chow down on pasta in the midst of a disaster!).
So that's one item knocked off a list....what to conquer next??
UPDATE: I just found two more boxes of Penne in the garage!!! Is there a support group for men who are addicted to buying pasta??