Monday, December 3, 2007

Dish Water Philosophy #1

photo by deatonstreet

I love washing dishes. It's one of the few household chores that I enjoy. It is also one of the few things that is a routine in my life. No matter what dishes are in the sink, I wash them the same way every day.

Step 1: Remove the dishes from the sink, stack on the side.

Step 2: Fill the sink with VERY hot soapy water.

Step 3: Put on favorite yellow gloves.

Step 4: Place glasses and silverware in hot, soapy water.

Step 5: Place washed dishes in extra sink. Once all the glasses and silverware are washed, I rinse and place in one of the two dish racks I have.

Step 6: Wash plates, cups, pots, pans, etc.

Pretty basic, right?

No, this isn't a tutorial on how to wash dishes.

I have it down to a science it would seem though. I have it down so I don't have to think about it.

It leaves my mind free to dream, wander, scream, vent and whatever else my mind wants to do. I think about anything and everything else, except doing dishes.

Washing dishes is the only time I am left alone to my own devices. My family, thank goodness, doesn't know this. They see me doing a chore and they leave me to it. It is my escape, to my writings, thoughts, prayers, ideas, without interruption.

I would like to share some of the wisdom I have pondered while washing the dishes.

photo by spoilledrottenbrat

Dish Water Philosophy #1

Expectations- It's not fair to fault others for not exceeding them when you can't meet your own.

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