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Hope in the Dishwasher

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This entry is part 9 of 41 in the series Hope for Homemakers

hope for homemakers textWe have jammed so much into our week around here that I am shocked it is only Thursday!  It has been a wearying week for us, but I have been thankful for this challenge because it has been just that: a challenge.  And the encouragement from you has been really helpful to keep at it.  Thank you!

I realize that just because we did this habit of washing our dishes every day for a week, we are not cured of our laziness in regards to this area (at least I am not!), but I am beginning to have hope that it can become a habit I can stick with.  I can keep my kitchen in line even if the rest of the world is spinning out of control and somehow that gives me peace.

So, I guess you could say an empty sink and an empty dishwasher bring me a certain amount of peace and joy that other empty vessels and appliances just don’t.  It is likely because dish washing is not one of my favorite chores and the sight of empty spaces where dirty dishes once stood tells me, if nothing else, that I can rest, that I can go and do something else that I do enjoy.

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How does an empty sink and dishwasher make you feel?  I would love to hear from you!

The challenge for the day is laid out in 28 Days to Hope for your Home – it is a little more and a little less complicated than the previous days challenges.  But by day’s end your dishes will be done, if you stay on track.

On other homemaking fronts, I have accepted a contributor position with an amazing site: Ask Anna that answers all sorts of homemaking questions.  I will be sharing over the next series of months tips and tricks for keeping home with kids.  My first contribution was published yesterday and it includes a video (my first, maybe my last) tutorial.  If you are feeling overwhelmed by laundry, specifically putting away laundry, please go check out Hang Clothes like a GENIUS!

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Hope you have a wonderful day and can’t wait to hear your thoughts on an empty dishwasher or sink.

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5 Comments

  • Reply evonne September 19, 2013 at 5:08 AM

    Love the series and has inspired me to keep up this week. Would love to see the blog on askanna, but still can’t access. Get to the site and try every category, try searching, try leaving a message – still no luck. Don’t know if it is just me or if others are having trouble too. Just thought I’d let you know.
    Thanks for the encouragement!

  • Reply Daena Brown September 19, 2013 at 5:15 AM

    I love the happy feeling of acomplishment when the sink is clean and empty!

    • Reply ussleah September 20, 2013 at 1:36 AM

      Me too, Daena! Nothing quite like it!

  • Reply Sara Nicholas September 19, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Cool laundry tip! Good job on the video…..definitely helped me understand quickly. Plus I loved hearing your little one in the background…..a good reminder that cleaning is possible with life happening all around us. (I seriously have an issue with wanting my house to myself before doing anything related to chores)

    • Reply ussleah September 20, 2013 at 1:38 AM

      Thanks, Sara! I need the encouragement…I hate cameras, specifically video cameras; but I felt it was necessary for this tip. I know the feeling of wanting to be by yourself, too, especially when my husband is home. It is like, “If he is off work, I am off work, too!”

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