Today's Small Thing is revisited BY REQUEST of one of my sweet, "real life" Company Girls, Leanne J. She clutched my hand and begged me to offer points for doing this task which she said she really needs motivation to do. "Pleeeheeeze, Rachel!!"
Well, Leanne, points are just the thing to help you today!
(OK It wasn't quite that dramatic, I just took some poetic liberty.)
As I tried to cram fresh groceries into my refrigerator recently, I hoped that there would be enough room so I wouldn't have to confront the containers that were getting shoved to the back. I knew it wouldn't be a good scene. Those boys loitering back there are up to no good.
This congealed chicken and rice soup looks a little like.....barf!
That didn't help my gag reflex. Nor did the fuzzy refried beans, which were in a covered dish that I couldn't bring myself to throw away. Darn! I had to wash it out! But I turned my head so as not to, you know, barf.
I fought off the rest of the containers by throwing them in the trash. Those hardened criminals were beyond redemption.
Today's Small Thing is to remove the questionable and the obviously delinquent food from your fridge. The rotting tomatoes, the wilted celery, the spotty zucchini. The leftovers that you knew you wouldn't actually eat, but because you were raised to be frugal, got put into storage containers. The half eaten yoghurts that are now soupy, and the tough macaroni and cheese.
You don't have to wipe down the inside of the fridge if you don't want to, just get rid of the bad boys and be done with it. If you WANT to wipe it down, now would be a great time to do it, because it never gets any easier to clean up grime than when those rebels are gone. But you can save that for another day.
BONUS POINTS: 50 for wiping down the shelves
PS I love the version of today's song...."Baby You're No Good," by Betty Everett