Always washing dishes


Gah. I feel like I'm always washing dishes.

Sure, I'm cooking a lot, which makes sense that there will be lots of dishes to wash, but good lord, I am tired of washing dishes.


Leave it. Leeaave it. Leeeeeeeave it.


So, for the record, space efficient is not maximally efficient when the area of efficiency is the kitchen.

Chris Holley painted my kitchen ceiling yesterday. Since I have a couple racks in the kitchen to replace the countertop and cabinet space the tiny kitchen is lacking, Chris had moved the racks out of the kitchen.

When he moved the racks back in, he rearranged my pots and pans. Now, admittedly, when he did so, he arranged the pots and pans and bakeware and bowls very nice and very neat. The bowls stacked with the large number all in nice groupings; the baking dishes all nested into carefully arranged stacks.

It would have worked out very well if, well, if I actually used the souffle bowl more than once a month, or if I made lasagna or used my rectagular baking dish more than, say my cooking pans, or if I used my ice cream maker more than I use my food processor.

Except that I don't. I make pies once or twice a month, compared to ice cream, which is once or twice a year. I haven't used my bundt cake in months, though I should make that blueberry cake for Kris. All the frequently used items are neatly tucked in under or behind all of the various bowls that aren't used very frequently.

And now I need to rearrange my cookware again. Sure, the frequently used items will float back to the front of the racks, but, gah, until then, how annoying. I almost want to say leave my bowls alone.

In, Kris, IN!


For the love of god, husband, put your dirty dishes in the dishwasher.

If the dishwasher is full of clean dishes, put them away, then put your dirty dish into the dishwasher.

If it's full of dirty dishes, start the wash cycle.

I don't think I quite understood the unbridled joy my mom experienced when she finally trained us kids to put our dishes in the dishwasher instead of just the sink.

That is, until now.