The dishwasher isn’t draining water and it’s the best thing ever! I like washing dishes by hand fine enough but it’s easy to use a dishwasher if you have one. Of course it helps taking on the task by hand now that my babies aren’t needing to be supported while held and they’re often exploring or playing while I’m cleaning up.
When the dishwasher stopped working I had a whole load of dishes in there and another half load all over the counter. The dishes in the washer were clean but needing a rinse. Everything was building up and I had to make supper. I was so overwhelmed with even knowing where to start. My dh came home from work only to rush out again for a meeting so I was left feeling really frustrated and down.
Just then my friend knocked on the door with a bag of chocolate croissants she made that day! She saw my dishevelled still-haven’t-had-time-for-a-much-needed-shower and frazzled look and asked how she could help. She ended up eating with us and helping get the dishes back under control. I’m so lucky to have friends like Kait.
It’s been so great since. I actually like washing the dishes throughout the day. I like listening to music or cds like my one about recognising local bird songs while I wash the dishes. I like being able to look out the window at the birds bathing in the eaves trough next door. I like that I’m saving water. I like that I wash them better than the dishwasher does.
There have been a lot of things I choose to do or changes I’ve made in my life that help slow me down. Heck, there’s a lot more room for simplifying still! I can’t help but be grateful to myself (and occasionally those pesky and broken down life rushers like the dishwasher) for making the changes for me and my family. The dishwasher is going to be fixed because we don’t own this home but I’d like to continue to wash my dishes by hand.
I’d like to continue to acknowledge on a regular basis the things that help slow life down…