Doing Dishes Daily

Huh, doing dishes daily is a real thing!   Who knew???   (Well for starters, Granny, Mama, Kristen C., Nicole….. and every other cleanie in the world.)   And I must confess, deep in my slobbiest of hearts, I knew it too. 

broken heart

 

(Does this look like the slobbiest of hearts?????)

 

 I just spent the last 4 decades pretending I didn’t.   My Mama raised me right, I just chose to let my slob side over rule my training.    Now, I’m shaking my head at myself.   How many, many, MANY hours of forced torture did I put myself and my family through, to panic clean before a party, company, etc????   So many that it was probably literally YEARS of our lives.

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courtesy of pixaby.   Thanks Judy for letting me steal him!

 

Sometimes, it wasn’t a conscious choice, due to my thyroid and depression issues.    But, to be truthful, other times, it WAS a deliberate choice, cuz I just didn’t feel like it.    But, guess what?   Grown ups have to do what’s needed, whether they want to or not.   (Which I also really knew deep down, but pretended I didn’t.   It’s so exhausting to keep denying reality!!)    Now, I’m finally on the path to applying that (consistently) to my home.

So, back to doing the dishes daily.   Everyone *cough*Mama*cough, told me it’s so much easier if ya just go ahead and DO them!!!   And, when I did, I discovered, BY Golly, they’re right!!!    Doncha just hate when that happens????   ME too.

So, today, after I ate breakfast, I put my dishes in the sink.  

dirty dishes in sink

Not today’s dishes. I’m totally recycling this pic from January.    Shhhhhhhh!

 

 

And STARTED to walk away. Then, I paused and thought “DIN DIN, (do it now) you’ll be glad later.”   So, I did.   Later today, when I go to eat lunch, I’m gonna see my empty sink, and smile.   Yes, indeed, I’ll be glad I did the dishes this day.

Cocoa Cocolicious

Yummmm… I had hot cocoa for breakfast! Of course with lots of mini marshmallows!  Otherwise, legally I don’t think it can be called hot cocoa!  It has to be called “Hot cocoa-like beverage”.  Am I right?

hot cocoa with marshmallows

Hot Cocoa Done Right!

In one of my favorite mugs:

purple grape mug

Wonder why it’s one of my favorites?? Hmmmmm 😉

Don’t worry , Mama!  I had oatmeal too.

empty oatmeal bowl

Key Word There- HAD Oatmeal!

And like Goldilocks, I ate it all up!!

Hearty, hot, healthy way to start the day.

(Since I couldn’t alliterate that whole sentence, I settled for rhyming.  A poor second choice, but ah well.)

 

Was this considered cooking, since I used a kitchen appliance???

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Wawa

Today’s choice of beverage:

orange water in tervis

See my pretty Tervis? Oh yeah, and the orange water in it.

Vintage: 3 pm, Today

I went to Outback, and ordered water.  [What an accomplishment!]  YAY me!!  I deserve a Water Conservation Award!    Oh, no, wait… that would be if I DIDN’T drink water.  Okay, so I deserve a Healthy Beverage Choice Award!   And I asked for orange slices,

orange slice

My own photo, Kjetil Lenes.

instead of lemon, which the waitress was more than happy to do.  Ummmm, so refreshing!  Why don’t I remember to do this at home?

It’s stupid simple to make.  Hello oranges, {before} meet knife.

paring knife

Author=Donovan Govan.

 Deadly carnage ensues.  {After} Results:  Tasty hydrating beverage that also tingles your tastebuds!  What else could you want?  Besides a yummy drink that makes you small enough to go down a rabbit hole, I mean?

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Premio Dardos: Prize Darts

I’ve been nominated for another award.  (YAY!!! Another one!!  She likes me, she really likes me!)

Gail from Snapshots in Cursive, has nominated me for the Premio Dardos Award.

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How sweet!  Thank you Gail!

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The rules are:
Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.

Pass the award on to other bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated.

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The Premio Dardos {means Prize Darts in Spanish} Award exists to acknowledge the values that every blogger shows in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.
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Gail, from SnapshotsinCursive, is a wonderful lady.  She cooks up such yummy recipes, I nearly drown my computer, with drool, everytime I log onto her site!  And her photography is simply stunning.  And she does it herself!  (Check out her link above, to see what I mean.  Put a napkin under your chin first!)

Gail has been such an encouragement to me.  She reaches out, likes my stuff, and comments on my posts.  And she shares knowledge with me.  She has definitely helped me improve as a blogger.  (For instance, she let me copy these theatre masks from her post!)

Thank you so much, Gail for being so special, and such an encourager.

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I would like others to know that I appreciate their inner voice and desire to stay connected as well. Therefore I submit the following blogs for nomination of the “Premio Dardos Award!”:

James

S. Robert

Staci

Carmen

Debbie

Joel

On Sept. 7, 2015

Neerja nominated me too!  Thanks, NJ!   Go see her, and say hello from Melinda!

https://ametalk.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/premio-dardos-award/

Then  Creative Crafts DIY also nominated me for a Premio Darts Award.  Thank you, Creative!  Here’s a link to her blog:

https://creativecraftsdiy.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/premio-dardos-award.  Go say hi, and tell her Melinda sent ya!

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Thanks so much to these 3 sweet ladies, for thinking so highly of me!  I return the sentiment!

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