My dishwasher broke a week and a half ago. The very next day, we went to look at dishwashers, I found one I liked and bought it. That was on a Friday night, I thought that I would have to wait till maybe Tuesday to have it delivered, but no, on the following Monday, they called and set up a delivery date of 11/17!!! 2 weeks later!!!! That is the Saturday before Thanksgiving and that it is cutting it way too close in my opinion. What if something goes wrong with the installation??
Washing dishes was one of the first chores I remember doing as a child. As an only child, that meant it was me, every single night. There was no sibling to take a turn. I hated it. I hated it in winter because by the time I finished it was too dark to go outside. I hated it in summer because it took up prime evening playing time. To me, knowing that there is going to be a huge sink full of dirty dishes waiting for you at the end of the meal, totally ruins dinner. And it's no different now. I don't have much counter space, so I do the breakfast and lunch dishes up to make room for dinner preparation, then I do dishes as I cook, and then again after dinner. My dish drainer, while cute and stylish, is completely worthless. It appears to hold around 4 dishes. So, I spend half my time putting the dishes in it for a quick rest, while I wash another batch, then I move those to a towel and load the drainer up again. By then end, I have towels scattered all over the counter with dishes draining on them. Apparently, I dirty a lot of dishes while cooking, and I've even stopped mis en place because just think of all of the little bowls!!!
Another consequence of doing the dishes is less time to blog. I used to write up the days entry right after loading the dishwasher and giving the kitchen a quick wipe-up. So, if you don't see as many entries, you know it's because I'm doing dishes!
I'll leave you with a parting shot of my herb garden. It's got it's fall look to it. For those of you that might not recognize it, the little yellow flowers are tarragon. It blooms in the fall.