|My baking drawer once everything was sterilized and out back|
But alas my anxiety had put me in more of a frozen form and not much is getting done around here. So as I have planned to do this many times and have not done a thing, I forced (I mean it) forced my way upstairs to the kitchen and opened my baking drawer, which is above my baking pan cupboard. What did I find? I have a mouse in the house! Eeeek. no real mouse but much evidence. So I have more anxiety over a mouse than over what is going on in the world and I started to clean like a mad woman.
Sorry no post mouse pictures too gross. But I did find where it was getting in and we plugged those holes with cut out board and foam. No more mouse.
As long as I was on a mission I cleaned and organized the upper baking cupboard. It is obvious that I do a lot of baking. Or I have been taught to.
Then onto the baking ingredient cupboard which is always a falling down mess. I have way too many cupcake papers and decorations. I used to make cookies and cupcakes for Hubs office on a regular basis and when mom was alive we were constantly baking.
Well with that all pulled out and the dishwasher running on a steam sterilize cycle I was able to clean out a few more things. Like the utensil drawer, that is a constant mess.
The silverware drawer came next as I was on a roll. I just kept removing and cleaning. Then I pulled all of this greasy mess out and cleaned it all with de greaser, even the hood and walls. I have not got to the stove yet other than to pull it apart.
I cleaned out the pan cupboard.
I was able to get over 12,000 steps just cleaning these 7 cupboards and I have at least 7 more to go plus too much copper to polish but when it is done I will feel a whole lot better about getting the rest of the kitchen touched up.
I finally did something besides work outside and all it took was a sign of a mouse!
Today the weather is iffy so I am not sure what I will due. We do have to take a meal into the missioaries and that is all that is on the books.
Do you have any plans for Friday? Have you ever had mice? I really dislike them. But I think I took care of the problem.
Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.