This past weekend I did two things that changed my whole outlook.
Well. Maybe not my WHOLE outlook. That would be a task for Jesus, I’m guessing. But these two things definitely put a smile on my face, and the fact that they were relatively inexpensive makes them even better.
So. Ready to be astounded and amazed?
1. I re-organized my pantry shelves.
I know. It’s terribly exciting. But I hadn’t touched the shelves all year – other than to throw and cram stuff on them – so I cleaned them off, threw away a bunch of stuff, bought a couple of new plastic bins from the Walmarts, and in about thirty minutes, I went from this shameful state…
…to this much more tidy state (and Mama, if you’re looking at this post, just ignore the confectioner’s sugar that spilled – I hadn’t gotten that far when I took the picture) (I know it’s making you twitch).
There’s Halloween candy in the mix, by the way. Lest you think that mini-Ring Pops are a mealtime staple.
So that was the first thing. Here’s the second thing.
2. I bought new soup bowls.
Seriously. It was a wild and crazy weekend around here, as I’m sure you can tell.
But aren’t they cute? I haven’t had new soup bowls in, oh, about thirteen years, and we were down to just a couple of our bigger bowls that are perfect for chili and stew and whatnot. I found these in Home Goods for a whopping $3.99 each, so I bought 6 and smiled all the way home. We’ve already used them twice.
Sometimes it’s the little things, you know?