Shwoo. It has been a long, hard day. A good day, but a long one. Today, I got my motivation back. Seriously, all this week, I've barely had the motivation to put on real clothes. But today, I was productive.
I reorganized my pantry.
(Not that it needed it or anything). I had no idea what was even in there. And any time I had to get something off that top shelf, about three other things would fall on my head. And my canned goods were stacked four high and shoved in the back corner. At the time I decided to take a picture, I had already pulled everything out of the bottom. No worries. I wouldn't let you miss out.
You're welcome. I emptied out and consolidated a lot of stuff and also had to throw a lot away. Apparently, even non-perishables are perishable. Who knew? (Kidding)
The final product. It's still crowded but much more organized now.
Top Shelf: Breakfast stuff (bagels, pancake mix, oatmeal etc), flour, sugar, cornmeal etc, rice, and pasta.
Middle Shelf: blank space for potato chips and snacks.
Bottom Shelf: freezer and storage bags, garbage bags, paper towels, napkins.
Bottomest Shelf (known not-so-affectionately as the floor): canned goods, sauces, marinades.
I know that is just THE most exciting blog material ever. But hey, that's my life. I also blended avocado and put it in ice cube trays for freezing, washed Jonah's bedding and bumper pads, picked up my groceries (reason I had to clean out the pantry), redid Jonah's bed in an attempt to keep him from, yet again, putting his ankles through the railing, and cleaned him up after he vomited all over himself after we put him to bed (again). So it's been a long day.
I know I have talked about the online grocery ordering before, but I really cannot say enough about it. I do ours through Harris Teeter. There is only one here in Winston that does it, but it's worth the drive across town to not have to drag Jonah on a two hour grocery shopping
nightmare trip. Typically it costs $4.95, but I think it's cheaper than doing my shopping myself. One, you can sort by lowest unit price and/or VIC Specials when you are searching items, so you know you are always getting the best deal. Two, you save money by not impulse shopping because you are sticking to your list. AND, you can do it from the comfort of your couch while you watch TV. LOVE IT. I typically meal-plan and shop two weeks at a time. I think Lowes has it too, and I know there are some places up North that even do in-home delivery. I have to go pick mine up, but I just pull up to the little drive-up kiosk thingy, ring the buzzer, tell them my name, and they come right out. You can write a check or they can swipe your card with their portable machine at the car. You can use coupons, but they ring you up before you come, so they scan your coupons afterwards and credit your saved amount to your next order. Click here for the Harris Teeter link if you are interested. Oh yeah, and for all of August it's only $1.95 for everybody, and your first time is always free. (And just in case I need to say it, even though I feel like a dipwad, I'm not getting paid to endorse Harris Teeter or Zappos. I'm just a girl who likes some good customer service and convenience. It really comes down to laziness is all.)
Sorry I don't have any photos of Jonah today (or yesterday or the day before or the day before). I've been a little busy. I'll try to get some this weekend. No big plans except we'll be going to Garner tomorrow for Matt's cousin Jake's Good Luck party. He's joined the Marines and will be heading to Boot Camp at the end of August. I plan to embarrass him in front of all his friends and make him feel awkward and uncomfortable. It's gonna be AWESOME.