There are times where I think I know exactly how Cinderella felt when she was told by her evil stepmother that she couldn't go to the ball. She sat there in the garden in her torn gown and tear stained cheeks, praying for a miracle to end her sorrow and helplessness. To wash away her pain, her fairy godmother arrived. With the wave of a magic wand and the sound of the words, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, she was transformed into a squeaky clean, beautifully put together princess.
As I stand in my kitchen, frustrated with the boxes, messy counters, small appliances I am not sure to do with and chaos in general, I want to pull my hair out and cry for my fairy godmother to come save the day. There is still no update from my husband about the guy who is painting our wine rack to match the new cabinets. I really, really don't want to put things away to just take them out again when we have to install this large piece of wood into the existing cabinets.
As all this crosses through my head every time I enter my kitchen, I decided to reach out to a friend of mine who I have dubbed the "organizational goddess"for some ideas. She is so good at what she does! Everything in her space has a place. I dream about her kitchen and its neat and tidy ways. My gal pal is unfortunately moving to Missouri soon but has made time in her busy moving schedule to come and act as my fairy godmother. Here is how the text conversation went:
Goddess: I was thinking, wouldn't it be grand to have a meeting
you and me
talk about what you want
then let me at it during the day after kiddos are school
while you're at work??
Me: Are you kidding me?
Goddess: You can come home all surprised!!
Me: OMG! That would be so fun!
Goddess: I have you in my calendar.
I want my hands on that kitchen!! :)
With that, the magic words were spoken and it felt like a wand had been waved. I am still in shock but wanted to jot it down while it was fresh in my giddy-stricken mind. Thank goodness for fairy godmothers with goddess-like organizational qualities! This should be a fun adventure and a good lesson for me!