Moving into a new home has it's challenges, but who would have thought that the cheese grater would be one of the biggest, and funniest challenge.
I expect to loose my teenagers once in awhile, knowing they'll turn up when they're hungry or need money. I even expect to occassionally loose my husband when he comes across a good book to read. And, when my little doggy friend turns up missing, I know she'll be back wagging her tail and begging for attention... BUT to repeatedly loose the cheese grater is unacceptable.
I like a place for everything and eveything in it's place, (one of the side-effects of menopause, I'm sure.) When I was designing my new kitchen, I knew where everything was going to be put. The dishes are close to the sink, the baking items are in the bakers cabinets, refridgetator dishes next to the fridge and so on. I EVEN had a special place set aside for my cheese grater.
Admitedly, my cheese grater is not the prettiest item in the kitchen, nor is it the most used, but when I need my cheese grater, I want to be able to FIND MY CHEESE GRATER.
...the most common phrase I hear coming from my kitchen is:
"Where's the cheese grater?"
I say it, CL says it, and the kids say it. And guess what...no one knows where it is. No one saw it last, no one used it last, and no one put it away after it was washed.
And, thus the search begins...I threaten everyone with their lives if they even dare leave the house until we find the missing item. We eventually find it in the knife drawer, or in the bread drawer, or even in the fridge....but NEVER in the place it's supposed to be! On a regular basis I'm laughing and shaking my head in amazement at the missing cheese grater phenomenon.
So, if you happen to find my cheese grater, please call me and I'll come pick it up.
I wonder if they make beepers for cheese graters...