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Monday, June 29, 2009

Gratituesday: My Dishwasher

Is it possible to be thankful for your dishwasher not working? Mine is not working right now. My dad and husband have been trying a few different things to see if they can get it operational again. But, in the meantime, I am washing dishes *GASP* by hand. I know, I know.... You can hardly imagine it. But it's true.

There are a few things I've noticed as I've washed dishes by hand over the past few days. First, my nails are cleaner and brighter white than they have been for a long time. Second, washing dishes is a pretty peaceful, soothing task. I'm usually alone in the kitchen, and it's quiet. My hands are soaking in warm, sudsy water. It's not all that bad.

Now, I know that I'm completely spoiled. This is the first house where we've had a dishwasher, and I absolutely love it. I'll be very thankful when it's working. However, I'm not in a hurry to have it fixed. Whenever they figure out what's wrong, I'll go back to using the dishwasher. But... for now... I'll just be thankful for some quiet time washing dishes.

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Sarah said...

You are totally an inspiration! If my dishwasher broke i would be having a fit! Spoiled little ole me.

Carrie said...

I can understand! My kids however are still young enough to want to "help" when I have dishes to wash. So any dishes I do have to wash are not accompanied by peace or soothing! I am grateful that my dishwasher works LOL

Mary Ellen ~ Carolina Momma said...

Our dishwasher broke back in February and we've yet to repair or replace it. It is amazing how doing dishes by hand helps to slow you down after a hectic day!