Wednesday, September 24, 2008


My daughter Brittainy has inherited my dislike for washing dishes. When I was little my sister and I would have to share dishes duty. One would wash, the other would dry. I guess that was too much to ask of us because we would always argue. My mother stopped that by having us each do it a day at a time by ourselves. Then, if we got in trouble we would have to do the dishes all by ourselves for a week and even a month at a time.

I knew how busy Britt was with two young children. The house she rented didn't have a dishwasher. To make things easier for her I bought her a (used but in good condition) portable dishwasher. The house she just bought has a dishwasher so I got the portable one. We had it for almost a week waiting to have enough dirty dishes to run the dishwasher. When we bought our house twelve years ago it didn't have a dishwasher. I foolishly gave the portable one I had away when we moved in. Someday (*sigh*) I hope to have one installed under the counter.

Speaking of washing dishes, the only dish detergent I buy is DAWN (something about the name appeals to me!!!!). When I bought dishwasher detergent I bought some Cascade that has DAWN in it. It's hard to mess with tradition!

If I don't get to your blog I promise to catch up soon. Last night was Open House and I didn't get home until late. I was so stuffed up I couldn't breathe and the NyQuil just knocked me out.

take care,


Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Dawn,
Hope you are feeling better today. I know how tough it can be to teach school with a head cold!

Congratulations on the 'new to you' dishwasher! One word of warning....unloading them is not much fun. LOL

Beverly said...

Well bummer, that you are feeling yuck! Don't you be drinking (ha!) too much of that Nyquil.

And, I'm so glad you got your dishwasher. Don't tell Dawn, but I use Palmolive for my dishwasher.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hope your feeling better today. I couldn't do without my dishwasher.

pink wishes and shabby dreams said...

Hi Dawn, I have a dishwasher , but it dont work...:( and I hate hate hate hate did I mention hate doin the dishes. Cheers Debra.

Smilingsal said...

I sure hope that you are feeling better today. A cold sounds like nothing, unless you're the one who has it!
I suggest using a liquid to wash dishes. Our dishwasher install guy told us that there are fewer repairs with people who use liquid rather than powders. Cascade is the brand I buy too.

jeanne said...

Dawn, I hope you feel better soon. A cold, ugh, I am afraid to go in public places right now. A cold would be too much with the knee too.

Your story about the dishes makes me laugh. The girls always get the dishes job. My mom cooked and she always said, 'the cook is not the bottle washer." We girls always sang in harmony when we did the dishes. No time for arguing. To this day, if we are in the kitchen, we still try to sing the songs we once knew and it is

I hope you enjoy the dishwasher. The problem is, it takes up so much room. Sigh. Better than nothing though.

Hugs, Jeanne

Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

I washed dishes by hand for years, and was so excited when I got a portable dishwasher that I didn't know what to do! Now that I don't HAVE to wash by hand, I find it almost therapeutic when I do a little hand washing, like crystal or stemware. There's something about the warm soapy water that washes my troubles away!

Kim's Treasures said...

Hi Dawn! I hope you feel better soon!

We had a portable dishwasher for years! I hate doing dishes too!

Get some good rest!

Darlene said...

Hi Dawn,

I hope you are feeling better today! I can't even imagine trying to teach when you don't feel very good.

Yea, a dishwasher and I too use Dawn so that was perfect in my gift from you!!!