16 January 2009

Counter Curse

Once upon a time, I cleaned the kitchen counter. I looked upon my accomplishment and was amazed at the size and usability of this essential household item. I had no idea that I could actually prepare meals on top of it. Imagine being able to chop vegetables and place pots and pans on top of it. I can use it when cooking dinner. WOW! Whoever thought of counters should get an award. It goes so great in the kitchen. It makes meal preparation so much easier. The only thing I would change, would be the magnetic feature of the counter top.
Confused? You know what I mean. Whenever you clean it off, within 2 days you can't put anything else on it. It magnetically draws all non-food items to it: mail, papers, magazines, wallets, cats.Wait a minute, did I just say "cats"? "Koko, get off that counter! You know you don't belong up there!" Perfect, he jumped off the counter and on to the top of the refrigerator. Oh well, at least he's not on the counter anymore. Now, where was I? Oh yes, whatever does not pertain to food preparation, magically appears on the counter top. You know, I would bet that all the socks that disappear in the washing machine, probably put in an appearance on the counter top.
I think that the counter acts as a clearing house for everything that enters the house. You know how in a store everything enters through the loading dock? Well, I think the counter acts as the loading dock for the house. The only problem is, nothing ever seems to leave it. We come home, put something on the counter and promptly forget about it.
Ever wonder where your screwdriver is, or that important document you need RIGHT NOW? You guessed it, it probably on the counter. Hiding from you. Mocking you. Laughing at you.

Thinking of an excellent home improvement project? Want to make your family proud? How about strapping-on your armor and attacking the counter. Show it who's boss. You will be glad you did.

Well, I've taken a picture of my nice, clean counter. Why? So I know what it looks like 2 days from now.


  1. Ditto for the kitchen table, because there never seems to be enough room for everything I own on the counter.

  2. feefifoto: I know what you mean. I just wish I could find the kitchen table;-)

  3. I once came home from picking up some food items, messed around and completely forgot that I left the milk I just bought on the counter. Woke up the next day, came into the kitchen, and there it sat, just looking at me! Yiiii...... luckily it was only a quart! lol

  4. I hate it when my husband sometimes puts the dustpan on top of the counter. I make my lunch on there!

  5. The Fitness Diva: Now I don't feel so bad. I did the same thing, but with some fudge bars. Luckily, I was able to refreeze them and my daughters said they still tasted alright;)

    Karen &Gerard Zemek: Oops, I've done that. But, it was setting on a pile of papers at the time, so I guess that's okay;)

  6. I'm always amazed at how big the counter is the day it's cleaned off. Trouble is it doesn't stay that big very long since stuff accumulates rather quickly.

  7. We can relate. We're part of the "not-enough-room-on-the-counter-just-put-it-on-the-table" group. Our organizational skills suck. ;-)

  8. I have an award for you over at Ask Ms Recipe.

    Your presence is being requested.

    Ask Ms Recipe

  9. I did that and loved and swore that the counter would stay spic and span but well you know how it goes.

  10. BeadedTail: I know, it looks so nice and clean, but then...

    Lux: Yup, that's me too. I think of the counter as a large horizontal filing cabinet;-)

    Ask Ms. Recipe: Thank you very much, I'll be right over:)

    HEATLH NUT WANNABEE MOM: That's why I took a picture of it. That way I can remember what it is supposed to look like;)

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  12. Nanaybelen: Thank you for stopping by;-)


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