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.