I found the nursing home and Kath was basically waiting for me in the foyer. She was knitting so we had a ton to talk about right away. Gosh she is lovely. It was beautiful and very touching. I will make it a regular thing now as I feel it is for a reason that we have met. I have to say there are mixed emotions too. One is sadness. Another is don't end up in a nursing home. Andy says this home is one of the best by far he goes into. Yet I found it amazingly dingy and terrible and thought it is dreadful people are put in places like this. So if that is the best he sees I don't even want to think of the worst. Isn't that terrible? :(
The visit though was chatty and lovely, beautiful really. It was like meeting old friends.
Now the reason I bought two new fridge baskets was I got four at the end of last year when I had a major fridge re arrange and re organise. Food is way too expensive to waste any. And I was. I was forgetting fruit and vegies that lurked toward the back and things like that.
So I had a massive clean out and made a whole new system and used these baskets on two top shelves. Now I've made that three. They are inexpensive the small are $5 each. The handles on them mean they work like drawers, you pull them out and can see everything. So things don't go to the back and get lost! You can see everything.
If you go armed with the measurements of inside your shelves you can get ones that fill the space just right.
I am trying to show how they pull out like a drawer... it works really well.
This is the top half of the fridge and below are two deep drawers for fruit and vegies.
Now when I shop I check everything before I go and avoid doubling up and make sure I use up vegies that need to be used etc. On weekends I will make things from left overs so nothing is wasted. It is much better than the mess I used to have some of the time!
A lovely blogger I follow The Home She Made put me onto a beautiful vanilla fridge spray. One purchase and I am sticking with it. It is called Vanilla Fresh from Safe 4 U. I got it at Woollies. It smells so nice and when you open the fridge you are greeted by this lovely scent. It makes me wipe out the fridge or just a shelf or two all the time and keeps everything lovely.
Really I'm conquering one area at a time and the fridge was last year and it has worked. It's so nice!
Our efforts to organise are so worth it. They save us money in the end too and make life easier. Today is grocery day for me and this system helps so much.
Also we have a really warm breezy day and rain is coming over the next few days. So the washing is out on the line, all the sheets etc. to make the most of it. Getting into bed tonight I know I will feel that oohh lovely sun dried sheets feeling. It's a beautiful feeling you can't describe, even the smell of sun dried sheets... who can describe that? But it is so good. Simple pleasures!