I wanted to start this post with "I have a dream" and then i remembered it's Martin Luther King Day today. And i think what i'm posting about would almost be offensive in it's 'smallness' to MLK, so i will just call this a wish.
I have a wish that my kitchen counter would stay absolutely free of clutter. I hate clutter. CANNOT STAND IT. But....I have children with legos, trains, matchbox cars. That have decided that my counter makes the perfect launching pad for car races. I have parents still in town that need their medications laid out so they don't forget to take them, and i have this man i live with that has my family room completely torn apart right now in a home improvement project. (which he is doing absolutely for me because he loves me and i just need to do an Edith and stifle. And if you don't get that reference you are far too young and should just stop reading my blog and go watch Jersey Shore.)
Some people dream of these HUGE kitchens with all the gadgets. Not me. I dream of Lissa's kitchen, in it's small, clutter free sense. With grapefruit or seashore candle burning and a simple dutch oven sitting on the stove waiting to be filled and warmed.
So...at 7am this morning, i cleaned off the counter again, determined to maintain my space and sanity, only to be reminded that it's MLK day and the kids are out of school. Does the schoolboard not get the whole "kids should be in school, and in Japan go to school 7 days a week" - ok i just made that Japan thing up but really....it is time for these wee ones to go do a math problem and bug a teacher.