Today is supposed to be the end of the world, at 6:00 pm eastern time. Apparently the first thing to go is the Internet, as I tried to get in to blogger to post my pre-rapture plans I kept getting the message that “Internet Explorer cannot display the web page.” We still have cable TV service so I’m relying on CNN for news of the second coming. Jesus is running a little late because it is now 6:10 eastern and there has been no breaking news of the faithful being sucked skyward.
I spent my last day on earth cleaning out the cupboards in my utility room. If Jesus shows up, even a little late, I’m sure he will be impressed with my newly cleaned and organized cupboards. I have several boxes of
It is difficult to decide what is important to keep and what can be discarded. I kept the set of Christmas dishes, but moved them into a box to store in the garage. I kept both my remote controlled helicopters…duh! There was an entire shelf of vases saved from floral arrangements. I don’t think I am busting any perceptions if I say that I am no Martha Stewart. I don’t spend my afternoons in my cutting garden preparing fresh arrangements for my dinner parties. Why do I keep all these vases? I put all but two large and two small in the Goodwill box. Sorry Jesus, no fresh flowers for your second coming.
I'm still working on the pantry cupboard. There's a part of me that likes a fully stocked pantry...and there's another part of me that recognizes that we frequently don't get around to eating items from the pantry before they are years out of date. Is it safe to eat Hamburger Helper from 2003? I guess that's a dumb question. It probably wasn't smart to eat Hamburger Helper in 2003, but it seemed like a good idea at the time.
I have made a vow to not buy cleaning products until all the half empty bottles and cans are all gone. That may be a long time since cleaning has never been one of my favorite things to do.
It is now several hours after the apocalypse was prophesied to begin. I guess it's time to order my "I survived the apocalypse of 2011" T-shirt.