We finally got a shelf for above the kitchen
sink a few weeks back...
The bare wood in front will be stained at a later
time...for now I am just glad to get this up
and to have my beloved
icon of the Theotokos, Virgin of Vladimir,
up in my kitchen...
such a sweet and most-loved icon!
This is what my kitchen looks too many times
during the week...
it's a constant effort to keep things from being cluttered!
So much of our lives is full of the routines
of clutter / cleaning / trying-to-keep-clutter-from-happening
and clutter again...
At least God and the Mother of God are with us
no matter what our kitchens look like...