Share Six: July 2016: Kitchen

This months theme,  KITCHEN, was chosen by Erica of Woodsy Wonders Photography.  The reason she chose the theme KITCHEN was:

I chose “in the kitchen” because it is where I spend most of my days. Cooking and baking treats for the family. It is a place where families can get together and share a meal. The place me and my kids bond. It is the heart of the home

The kitchen is not my favorite place I have to be honest.  While I cook each day, I am certainly not passionate about it, nor do I really like my kitchen. It’s okay, but it really needs a face lift.  However, since our long term plan is to be out of this house sooner rather than later, I do not want to waste any money changing out an acceptable kitchen if I am going to leave it behind. In fact, in all the houses we have lived in, there has only been one kitchen that I loved.

However, I thought I would share with you a little bit about some of the things that are in or happen in my kitchen.

This is the story of my life. I have one cat that is diabetic. Twice a day she has to have insulin. Both cats are on special diet food and limited to what they eat. Moonshine is a sweetie and when faced with the choice I could not put her to sleep. So our routine is to wake up in the morning feed her, and give her the shot. Same routine again in the evening at approximately the same time. So long as you stay on track she is good. Signs that you may have a diabetic cat - it's head is constantly in the water bowl, it is urinating outside of her box or excessively in her box, it has a ferocious hunger but is rapidly loosing weight. Chances are it will have a urinary tract infection as well. It is so ironical that for someone who left school and was adamant that I did not want to do any form of nursing, I have nursed my husband, my son, and 2 cats. Added to that I work in a medical clinic environment. So is life.

This is the story of my life. I have one cat that is diabetic. Twice a day she has to have insulin. Both cats are on special diet food and limited to what they eat. Moonshine is a sweetie and when faced with the choice I could not put her to sleep. So our routine is to wake up in the morning feed her, and give her the shot. Same routine again in the evening at approximately the same time. So long as you stay on track she is good. Signs that you may have a diabetic cat – it’s head is constantly in the water bowl, it is urinating outside of her box or excessively in her box, it has a ferocious hunger but is rapidly loosing weight. Chances are it will have a urinary tract infection as well. It is so ironical that for someone who left school and was adamant that I did not want to do any form of nursing, I have nursed my husband, my son, and 2 cats. Added to that I work in a medical clinic environment. So is life.

The only time I cook breakfast is on the weekends, and that is only if we are both at home. Often Richard will cycle on the weekend and then I am just to lazy to cook for 1 person.

Daily routine – protein shakes. Each day I make a protein shake to take to work. Some days will be strawberries, some days blackberries, other days mango. This is how my day starts out.

This old scale has history. It used to belong to my grandmother. She had painted it white. If I remember correctly the basin had been glued back together. When we were kids, my brother and I would go up to my gran for a period of time. She lived about 5 houses up the road from our house. We would play shops. I seem to recall tiny boxes of cereal that we would open out and weigh out and sell each other. I do not think anyone ever ate the cereal and by the time we left my grandmother had a mess of ceral. Over the years after she died the scale sat in my mothers house. When we decided to move to the USA there were 3 things I asked me my if I could have, the scale, an old clock, and a washstand. I had the scale brassed but unfortunately being near water has tarnished some of the items. However, All of them grace my home, and the memories live on forever, over 70 years of history.

This tea cup is part of a 12 piece set that was given to my mother on her wedding day. She looked after that set and when the time came she offered it to me for my use. Tea is part of who I am. As a family we drank a lot of tea. Rooibos is my brand of tea. A unique flavor but once I got used to it I could not go back to "normal" tea.

This tea cup is part of a 12 piece set that was given to my mother on her wedding day. She looked after that set and when the time came she offered it to me for my use. Tea is part of who I am. As a family we drank a lot of tea. Rooibos is my brand of tea. A unique flavor but once I got used to it I could not go back to “normal” tea. Tea is also a routine drink for me before I go to bed. It goes well with the book I am reading.

Some years ago, while driving out the community with Richard, I noticed an art deco lampstand sitting in someones garbage. In those days the uniqueness of dumpster shopping was still new. Of course, I made Richard go and pick up the lamp. The lamp shade was broken but with a bit of work Richard turned it into a candle holder. This lady graces the half wall in my kitchen.

 

Thank you for joining me for this month’s Share Six.  This is a circle blog. Please take time to visit my my friend and fellow blogger  Katherine of Cobert Photography  and see what she has for you this month.  Keep following the circle to see what the other photographers have shared this month.  Don’t forget to leave a little love on their page as well.

If you are interested in seeing more of my photography take a look at my Facebook page, my Instagram page or my Flickr page.

Now it is your turn. Don’t forget to like us on facebook at Share Six and come and share your images on the theme Kitchen throughout the month of July.  A new theme will come out on August 6.

Remember you can follow us on Instagram at @sharesix and tag your images #sharesix and #sharesix_inthekitchen.

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We cannot wait to see your images on KITCHEN

6 Comments on “Share Six: July 2016: Kitchen

  1. Great post Sharleen! Sorry you have to poke your cat so often! And PS – I love photos of egg shells.

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  2. I love how you have a great story in each of the images of the ‘found’ objects in the kitchen! Great post!

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