We had a batch of cold cloudy weather over the weekend that made everyone realize that it’s true, our so-short summer is coming to an end. The weather caused me to dig out my Drops 103-1 sweater, in order to postpone that first fire of the season.
It turns out that when I washed it before, I didn’t rinse it well enough. It had a slightly greasy, slightly tacky feel. Knowing that this will only attract dirt and make it harder to wash again, I decided to suck it up and re-wash it right away.
This is also the time of year when I sigh, and evaluate The Pantry Situation. The “pantry” is a shelf where I store canned goods and such. I try to eat everything off the shelf over summer (turning that stock), then stock it up for the fall and winter.
October and November are usually the stormiest months. But in December and January there’s the possibility of getting snowed in. I like to keep seven days of canned goods (seven cans of three different things, there ya go) plus misc stuff like granola bars, instant coffee, fancy crackers.
I’ve done a good job at whittling down last year’s supplies.
Pretty much down to the stuff that I just won’t eat, plus a can of beans. I’ll eat the beans.
Not sure what to do with three cans of coconut milk. (Even less sure why I bought three cans of coconut milk in the first place. Curry sounded REALLY good to me at some point.)
Several boxes of Kraft Mac and Cheese, but either I’ve finally grown up (unlikely) or they have changed the formula (very likely) because I find it inedible now.
Not to mention things that have fetched up on the shelf like driftwood. The wrist brace from last year’s broken bone. My cheap metal-and-plastic yarn swift. A box of Swiffer Duster refills.
The ennui, it overtakes me again. Maybe I’ll deal with the pantry next week.