Please forgive the poor quality of the photos as they were taken with my camera phone, the wind was howling, the snow was sleeting into my face and my fingers were frozen popsicles.
Do you see what the label on the Dymo labelmaker says? I was so touched when I saw that. I've decided to leave it on. Is that a strange thing to do? For some reason, I feel like, whoever once owned it, is happy that his old Christmas present has found a new owner who appreciates it and is making good use out of it. Perhaps I'm letting my imagination run away with me?
I had so much fun making labels for my jars. I know, such a nerdy thing to admit. I used to just cut the label off the packet and pop it into the jar. However, I found that only worked for large jars and even then it was tricky because the label was often obscured by the contents. With the jars labelled front and center, I know what the contents are as soon as I open my cupboard doors.
I have a weakness for vintage jars. I keep my lentils in a vintage French "Le Parfait" mason jar. I don't come across them too often and, when I do, the rubber gasket is more likely than not, dried up and cracked. I don't know if it is possible to buy new replacement rubber seals or gaskets? As I had pulled out my pantry jars, I took the opportunity to wipe down the shelves and do a bit of reorganizing. I was appalled at the state of the shelves. I am embarrassed to admit that there was a good quantity of crumbs and spillage. Now things that I use most often are near the front and lesser used things are towards the back. I'm very relieved that that is one household project I can tick off the to-do list.
I hope that, if you are snowed in, that you are keeping warm. Let me know what you've been doing to keep yourself occupied. Do you have Spring Fever or cabin fever? If you are in a warmer clime, please send some sunshine my way!