I don't know if it's this feeling of impending doom knowing my children are getting out of school today or if my hormones have run rampant. I have this sudden urge to nest (and no, I have no surprises to report). I just need to organize something. Maybe it's my last chance at control before the end of the school year.
So yesterday I picked my pantry which is really supposed to be the linen closet in the hall. Because my home is so small, it changed to the pantry shortly after we moved in 19 years ago, and still housed linen closet-like shelving. I had my husband build a wooden shelf in the 12x12 inch wasted space at the end of the hall and declared looking at my towels as art deco. I'm a master at making use of small spaces.
Anyway, I told my husband I needed to tear the shelves out of the pantry and go get some adjustable metal shelves to make putting away and finding my canned goods more efficient. I did it to my laundry hall a few years ago and it was one of the best things I ever did.
He wanted to wait until after his cousin from Sweden had visited tomorrow, but I assured him remodeling the pantry was just a quickie and would only take an evening.
Which it technically has. I'm not quite finished yet, I had shelf malfunction a couple times because either they didn't cut the shelf small enough or the wall is warped. Plus I need a couple more shelves, so I will be heading to Home Depot this morning to resolve my shelving issues.
Unfortunately, even though I'm almost finished with the pantry, the feeling to organize has not gone away, nor has the feeling of impending doom left me.
I suppose I'm stuck with that feeling until about September 1st.