These titles are getting way too cute for me. Must. stop. now. Today’s topic, though, is the kitchen sink, from Leila of Like Mother, Like Daughter, who asked readers to post pictures of their kitchen sinks. When I read this yesterday, I grabbed my camera and went right in to take a couple of photos, and this is what my kitchen sink looks like:
Looking to the left
Nice clean kitchen
Friends, this is really what it looked like! I did not wipe off or change anything! My counter on the opposite side, though, has the toaster, bread box, kettle, etc. But here is the good news for all you moms reading this: when your children have moved out, when you are 69 like me, you too can have this lovely clean surface in your kitchen. Leila and I obviously think alike, because I have already implemented several of the systems she recommends.
I don’t put it down on the counter, whatever it is. It goes on the dining table, which is just to the right and through the doorway. (Also, there’s a lovely big window there, easily visible to me as I stand at the sink, so I get lots of pretty views and sunshine. When I took the photos, it was around 4 p.m., and you know it’s already getting dark outside by then, so it may look a little gloomy, but that’s not usual.)
I have a dispenser for dishwashing liquid, just to the left of the sink. I really find it ugly to have a commercial bottle of the stuff in sight.
My “flow’ of dishes is pretty uncomplicated. If it’s dirty, it goes on the right side, then into the dishwasher just below. The cupboard just above is for dishes, glassware goes above the sink. The left side of the counter is where my husband, who has Parkinson’s Disease
, sets up four times a day to make himself a Metamucil drink, which he whizzes with an immersion blender. He keeps all the things necessary for this in the cupboard just to the left of the sink–his special glass, straws, pills, etc. And, bless him, because we both like the counter uncluttered, four times a day he puts everything away and out of sight.
The man may be a candidate for sainthood.
Right now, this same area is being used for rolling out Christmas cookies, but when I’m done it will go back to this tidy look again. Oh, and that small wooden cross down by the base of the faucet? On it is a metal plaque of the Eucharist, and I propped it there for the photo because I want to hang it behind the sink, as soon as I can find a picture hook that will stick to the tiles without harming them. Okay, that’s my contribution to the Sink Linky.