Friday, February 29, 2008

Doing the Dishes

Since moving to our new home, doing the dishes just got a bit nicer. I still have way to many dirty dishes to even want to talk about though. We still have a great dishwasher which I couldn't live without either. (Well maybe technically I could but I really don't want to risk it). So while none of this is any different than what doing the dishes was like at my old house, my perspective has changed a bit.

Now when I am stuck at the sink washing those dishes that can't go in the dishwasher (Whether it's because it's full and I forgot to run it or because it's full and I need to unload it whatever the case may be) I have a window to look out of. And for the last six plus years I haven't had a window to look out while I'm doing the dishes. And now that I have a window I can fully appreciate the view that is something besides dirty dishes.

So I thought I'd show you the view. But to make it authentic, I decided that it needed to show the actual view from my sink inside the house. So that meant that I had to move all those before mentioned dirty dishes out of the way. Then I had to drag a chair over to the counter so I could climb up on it, in order to pull up the blinds, and since I was already there I just stood on the counter to get a higher angle (something my kids would get in big trouble for). Then I grabbed my camera and took a few pictures.

So now you can see what it is that I'm looking at when I do those piles and towers of dishes.


It's beautiful isn't it? It almost makes me forget all those dishes are there. Well at least until I look down from the window into the sink. But then I try to look away again as soon as I can. Anything to avoid those dishes a minute longer.

7 comments:

Beth said...

That is a gorgeous view and you are right - it almost makes doing the dishes bearable!

Kellan said...

That does make a big difference and you have a great view - WOW!! I hope you are enjoying your new house and getting all settled in. I hate unloading a dishwasher - hate it! Have a good weekend - I'm having a weekend contest if you want to come by - see you later. Kellan

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

What a beautiful view! I don't know if it makes the dishes any more appealing, but at least you can think peaceful thoughts while you are doing them!

nicole said...

That is a great view! I can't wait to see the new house sometime.

Heather said...

that is a beautiful view!!

lmstephenson said...

That is a very nice view! It will be even better this summer when the grass is green and the trees have leaves. Congratulations on your new home.

Lynn

Kimbie said...

What a fantastic view. It almost makes it enjoyable to do dishes I bet. Enjoy your new home and your fabulous view.