Isn't it the dream of every mom -- more time in the day? Thanks to my wonderful husband, as of Saturday, I now have an extra hour in my day! He installed our Christmas present to each other.
Okay, so it's probably not the most sentimental gift we've given each other over the years, but I haven't been this excited about a new appliance... ever. I have been without a dishwasher for about two years, and really it wasn't much of a dishwasher before it died. But we kept putting off buying a new one because there always seemed to be something more important to spend our money on.
Besides, if Ma Ingalls can wash her own dishes by hand, I should be able to as well. When I'm trying to be practical I often think of Ma Ingalls -- deep down I really wish I had grown up on the prairie, I just don't think I would have been very good at it.
But see, here's the difference. They didn't have dishes. In Little House on the Prairie we learn that Laura and Mary had to share a tin cup when they made their move from the big woods . My kids would rather die before having to share a cup. Sometimes Ryne even gets grossed out if Grace's cup is too close to his cup. Ma Ingalls would probably faint if she saw how many cups we have.
Oh, I know, some people really do live without dishwashers just fine. Apparently, I'm just not one of them, so I finally gave in to my husband's pleading. And I love it! I don't even need to rinse before putting the dishes in!!!
So now I have a whole extra hour (or more) added to my day!!! Sadly, I really need an extra 24, but this will do for now. What should I do with that hour? Hmmm... maybe I could finally be consistent with blogging. Or clean the laundy room. Or sort through old photos. Or come up with some neat projects for the kids workboxes. Or work on the basement project. Or...
Now I'm starting to get depressed. Why does an hour seem so long when you're washing dishes, but so short when you you're trying to figure out how to fill it?
What would you do with an extra hour in your day?