Posted by sigismund on May 11, 2011, at 13:48:28
In reply to feeling sad in the midst of a success...., posted by floatingbridge on May 11, 2011, at 13:25:14
It's a long time since I've done any dish washing. I avoid free form activities like that. I do stack the dishwasher. No one else has a clue how to do it. I like to line everything up so it is neat and parallel and efficient. Other people just throw things in, even things that shouldn't be there, like plastic lids just thrown in. When it comes to washing the dishes by hand my heart sinks and for the life of me I can not complete the activity, and if I can't complete it, it seems better not to start. The way out of this would be to use either paper plates or have 2 dishwashers. From one you get the crockery and you return it to the other one.
Washing clothes is stacks easier. Just remember to empty those pockets. It is so upsetting to find shredded tissues over your clothes. Empty the pockets, check for colour fastness, place in washing machine, add detergent, set and leave.
I get heavy hearted thinking about washing the dog too. Though he dislikes it as much as I do, which tends to relax me.
But nothing beats vacuuming and mowing. There you know *exactly* what to do.
You know there are people who dust? I look at all the surfaces (on the rare occasions I think of this) and wonder where you would start and why.
Sleep is OK? Better than mine, I hope.