Many thanks for the positive feedback on my last post! The support helps :)
This has been a hard week for Rick. He is in the midst of changing his meds,so while he is gradually getting Depakote into his system,he is also gradually getting the Seroquil out. He has had moments of irritability and moments where he breaks down.He has been very confused,and the other day asked me how I spell my name.He had "Dawna" in his head. We are going to hold off on moving forward with the kitchen remodel until he is on a more even keel. He could not even begin to try and do measurements,cutting, etc. It would frustrate him even more than he is now. So that will be on hold for a bit.
Tuesday I decided to work on my cookbook/cooking magazine storage area. I keep them on a shelf on an old vegetable dryer we bought at a barn sale.I keep my onions,potatoes,and garlic here:
I probably have used recipes in these magazines a handful of times,and most of that handful is actually one fabulous blueberry muffin recipe.The majority I have never used a single recipe from.
So, I pulled everything off the shelf,and sorted them into piles:books,magazines,and loose papers:
-Have I ever cooked anything from this? If so,how long ago?
If the answer was yes and it wasn't too far back I would keep the book.If it was a magazine,I would take the recipe out of it and put it into my recipe box. I wound up getting rid of one book and all but two magazines. Some of the loose papers were gluten free information,which of course,we are now familiar with,so I really didn't need those anymore. My magazine pile was too heavy to plop all in one garbage bag,so I placed a neat little pile by the garbage bin. A few magazines get put in the trash anytime a new bag is put out.
I wiped down the veggie dryer and placed what I am keeping back:
Next:more magazines and computer favorites!