What's On Your Fridge?
A friend of mine told me that she thinks it’s so sad when people (especially people with kids) keep nothing on their refrigerators, as in no photos, kid art, magnets, random store coupons–nada. I have to say, I agree with her. In some weird way that’s hard to quantify, a messy fridge door somehow signifies a happy, full, joyful life, doesn’t it? Our fridge is normally cluttered with alphabet magnets, photos, and strange ephemera from 2003. But that all changed this summer when we put our house on the market. Our real estate agent mentioned that we might want to de-clutter the fridge (not a bad idea), so we did. But, it’s funny, I felt like we were taking away some of the life–and some of the love–out of our home when we did.
Now that we’ve taken our home off the market, the fridge is starting to–slowly–return to normal … photos of the boys, a random Trader Joe’s receipt (I bought vanilla flavoring instead of vanilla extract–oops), a watercolor painting Carson made for me and a fabulous white bean soup recipe from Cookie (which we had for dinner the other night). By next month, I am certain the fridge will be back to the good old messy place that is just perfect.