Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Just for Fun
I have never really thought of myself as an obsessive person.
Okay, maybe over a couple of things, but I am a woman who has raised five
children and some of my obsessions have just had to relax.
A spring fever bug bit me in February. I became convinced that if I would just sort, straighten, and scour around my house, snow would finally melt and flowers would begin to bloom. My little formula did not work, winter decided to linger.
I have many deep and wide kitchen cabinets. They are more like storage trunks for many a trinket, many an object. As I sorted and cleaned, I was constantly getting reaquainted with my old things. There was one surprise or another behind every door and drawer. Reorganizing became treasure hunting.
There was one surprise that I will never forget.
A few years ago, I had a really hard time finding, chopped green chilies at the store. I like to use them in several recipes, so it was very discouraging when I couldn't find them.
I must have started picking up cans of green chilies every time I shopped, because when I cleaned out my canned food cabinet, I found twenty-one cans of green chilies. I could not believe it! Twenty-one! I had obsessed over green chilies and I didn't even know it!
I laughed so hard as I pulled out another can ... and another one ... and another one ... They were hidden everywhere in my unorganized pantry.
I was so embarrassed I did not want to tell anyone! Now I am telling all of you!
I guess I don't always realize when I am out of control.
Is anyone in need of a can or two of green chilies?