I'm finding it hard to keep The Palms neat and orderly. It's such a tiny space that if I have a few things out, it looks messy. And when I'm sitting at the table I need things, my cords, remotes, calculator, tablet, pens, my Kindle and MP3 are always nearby, glasses, etc., etc., etc. I never realized how much "stuff" I need around me to function, but I always had enough room to spread things out in the condo and everything had it's place. My desk had drawers and my living room end tables had drawers, too. Now all I have is the table. No drawers close by. I started out with a plastic container that I put on the bench seat beside me, and started putting things there, at least they were off the table and nearby. But I didn't like the way that looked.
When I got the two packs of tea for my cold/virus/whatever, I wanted to get a nice little box to put them in so they were handy on the kitchen counter. A little "tea box." So I went to Michael's, where they have tons of cute boxes and baskets. I got one for the tea, and then decided to get a couple more - in fact I got five of them.
One is a small box that looks like a book - I put it up by my pillow, and it holds the TV remote if I'm watching TV, Kleenex, my phone, etc. It looks like a book beside my pillow, but I have everything close by in one place and nothing will fall or get lost. Just lift the lid to get a Kleenex, or get my phone.
I put two in the kitchen, the tea one, and another that matches the pot holders I got. For now they, along with my new cutting board, are stacked on top of the toaster/oven.
Then I got two large book style boxes that are next to me on the bench. They don't take much room and hold a lot. The cover opens and there's a lot of room inside. I love the way they look.
I can't believe I'm still getting organized, but I am. Tomorrow - the closet! The Magic Hangers.
I've been asked how Katie is doing in our new life in The Palms. She's doing fine. Who knows what she's thinking, though. She's just started "guarding" me when I'm in the kitchen. She will sit (or stand) with her back to the kitchen until I leave it. It's very sweet of her to keep me safe in my kitchen.
Poor thing has to wait for me to lift her up and down when she's ready for bed, and ready to get up in the morning. Last night I was up later than usual, and she was driving me crazy. I finally realized she wanted me to lift her up so she could be in bed. I guess I need to learn new signals from her.
So far, so good. She's eating and sleeping well, and loves her walks. She's getting more walks than ever before, so that's a good thing for her. And for me, too.
From Me and Katie, have a great Wednesday evening, everyone! : )