Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Upon Which I Put Dangerous Things in the Proper Place

Disorder annoys my spirit. Except for my computer desk...which doesn't count. But in the rest of the house I like order. I like knowing where something can be found first time. I like knowing where something should be put away. It just makes life easy when things are in order.

Some time back I became disenchanted with my knife drawer. My daughter had gifted me with a wood knife holder and I had placed it in the drawer to safely hold my Sudoku knives which have very, very, very sharp blades. (Sudoku knives are not to be confused with Sudoku puzzles. Just thought I'd mention that.) Please read my post script at the bottom of the page.

Here are the contents of my knife drawer, laid out on the countertop. Who needs so many knives?

It took me all of ten minutes to toss some of the clutter, rearrange the rest, and put it all back together again.

Did I say I dislike disorder? I love "order"! (And now the wood knife holder does its intended job well!)

P.S. No household with accident-prone children should ever have a Sudoku knife.

(Major confession added later...a kind reader very gently pointed out that the knife is a SANtoku. The puzzle is SUdoku. I had googled but google pointed me to a website where the writer also ERRED in calling the knife by its wrong name. I am embarrassed. *silly grin on my face*)


Diane said...

Knife drawers can be deadly. And yet we often reach only for the same two every time (mainly because we're afraid of searching through all the sharp stuff for the rest!)

I like order, but I'm lazy, and once things get past a certain point, I have a hard time dealing with them.

WhiteStone said...

Diane, kitchen shears can be dangerous, too. I have a plastic holder for mine but that takes two hands. Instead I use a bamboo sushi mat (rolled up) as a holder. That takes only one hand and is much quicker!

Sandy said...

My knife drawer is a mess and probably always will be. Have no fear though..they are all so dull it is safe to scrounge around looking for the perfect dull knife for the job...lol

Kelly said...

I would be ashamed for you to see my knife drawer. I hope this post will inspire me.

S. Etole said...

I was "puzzled" by the term ... I like order, too, but you'd never know it at the moment by looking at my "catch-all" drawer.

Beth L. Gainer said...

Thank you for your nice words about my posting. Sounds like your hospital is amazing, with the quick turnaround of your test results. You sound like a wonderful self-advocate, too.

I'm sorry about your diagnosis, and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. There should be more funding for ovarian cancer.

I am so glad you are still here; keep kicking cancer's butt! I hope you'll visit my blog again.

By the way, I really enjoyed reading your blog!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Have mercy... my kids would have lost all fingers and toes with these knives... maybe even a few of mine as well!

We keep our few cheap ones in an upper cabinet. Even though my kids are older now, I still don't trust them. Glad for returning order to the drawer!


Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

Its reminded my mummy...! She ususlly keep things in proper places. My job is to misplace whichever means I can... Lovely post.. My wishes

Debra said...

Hey-that looks good! I have to admit we do have a few very unorderly drawers....

Carol............. said...

Ahhhhhh, picture #2 is much better...LOL

Picture #1 gave me an anxiety attack! LOL

Anonymous said...

We are very much alike I see. Love order, except for my desk too. And my knife drawer is still a mess inspite of getting a beautiful set of new knives with a wooden block holder. You've inspired me.

Denise said...

All I can think about is that my life feels like the photo with the knives on the counter.

I want my life to be more like your drawer, predictable and organized. Easy to "be".

Some hollywood star said something about embracing chaos, she obviously doesn't have cancer.

Great post.....really