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I Can't Believe My Own Eyes

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I Finally Finished My Kitchen Project

To other people it might of been easy

For me it was so darn hard

My wife wanted to clean up the kitchen

Get rid of unwanted things we didn't need

Keep the counters clear and the cabinets organized

Well we are on our way

Not there 100%

Enough progress has been made

That you can see the real difference

I had one corner

It started off with my winter clothes

If I needed to shovel

Pairs of old gloves and two pairs of my boots

Then it slowly got out of hand

It was a little of the next project

I began bringing up garden stuff

Before the winter was even gone

Yard gloves and a home made insect repellent

That led to a bug killer and another idea that partied in my head

Before you know it

The kitchen was exploding

At least that is what my wife would say

I bought a wooden bench to put bottle water in

Like a water boy when we needed a bottle

There it was

Then on top of it

I had three other projects I started

Of course it didn't stop there

We came home one day

Our cat Charlotte would hide in this box

Then poke her head out

It was so cute

I insisted we keep that box for her

Even though I built her a little cat condo in the other room

Made from a bigger box she used more

One creation leads to another

It is easy to say finish one project before you start another

I found life doesn't work that way

It doesn't come in any order

We have to begin and stop many times

So as the kitchen now became a new home

For birdseed and the next birdfeeder half done

I began to wonder

Is this the way I want to go?

So as I worked and finished one project

I slowly moved to a good place

Now with winter officially over

Goodbye winter ice scrapers and deicer

Hello Spring

I hung out the birdfeeder after my wife and I fixed it together

I brought the birdseed outside

Out went the yard clothes in a plastic tub on the deck

Bye-bye box you were great fun while it lasted

Back to an open kitchen

My wife who is happy not to have to move something

To get something else

It has always been her kitchen

She can walk freely again

Now we hear an echo

Where all beautiful sounds can travel



Comments

DREAM ON (author) on June 05, 2020:

Devika Primic It feels right. To be able to walk freely about. A special place where most of our meals are prepared. I have even tried to keep our kitchen cabinets less full. So we buy what we need but we don't overspend on things we don't really have to have. Impulse shopping is easy to do. Thank you for your wonderful support and encouragement. Every day that begins we can make our lives a little more special and lovely with the proper care and attention as needed. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. Have a good morning.

Devika Primic on June 04, 2020:

DREAM ON the kitchen is the main part of any home and time spent in a spacious kitchen makes any woman feel good about her home and cooking.

DREAM ON (author) on June 03, 2020:

Gypsy Rose Lee I had a small kitchen for years. As long as you have room to cook that is what makes a kitchen delightful. I always like to hear all the jobs you do. It is exciting and I am so glad more work is coming your way. Keep writing. Thank you so much for reading and caring. Have an amazing night.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 29, 2020:

My kitchen here is just big enough for me to move around in. I am glad you go your project done. I have learned to type like lightning. I have my travel project to work on and try to finish up. Yesterday I was thinking about how to get money because the end of the month is not easy. Someone popped up and one 2000 word article later I had $30. So I hope all is well and I wish you a great weekend.

DREAM ON (author) on May 24, 2020:

Chatra Ram I am so pleased you came back again. Tell me about your kitchen? I am curious if other people have a tiny one with a little table or a huge one with lots of space. Growing up my mothers was small and if you were sitting at the end of the table and someone had to go to the bathroom or to the refrigerator you had to get up and let them through. Memories all different and all fun. Have a nice and lovely day.

DREAM ON (author) on May 24, 2020:

Chatra Ram In a world where people can do anything they desire. It is so nice to see comments from you on my poems. I hope to excite and bring up images of love, kindness, and fun. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Happy Sunday. May it be a wonderful day.

DREAM ON (author) on May 23, 2020:

John Hansen I don't know if it is all woman but it doesn't pay to mess with a woman's kitchen. No matter how good the idea is. My wife loves to cook. The littlest thing out of place and she will know about it. She says after all these years you still don't know where a pan goes. I put it on top of another pan instead of underneath in its proper place. Peace on earth once again. (lol) Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Life has many peaks and valleys. As long as I don't go to the desert. Happy Saturday and may your plans work out well.

CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on May 22, 2020:

Nice writing

CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on May 22, 2020:

Nice & creative writing

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on May 22, 2020:

Well done Dream On. My wife and I decide to tidy up now and then and throw away or store things away. It looks great for a few days but never lasts. Good luck though.