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Old 02-23-2002, 02:11 AM   #1
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Washing up is boring!

I hate washing up :(

How does anyone else get through the boredom of washing up? I don't have a TV in my kitchen so I get really bored! If anyone has any tips then please let me know :D

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Old 02-23-2002, 04:14 AM   #2
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You'll never believe this; but one day it just hit me about how nice everything looked when I got through. I love coming into the kitchen when everything is all clean and ready to begin another meal....plus I've developed a bit of joint stiffness and the warmth of dishwater is very soothing to my hands, so it is easier to do than it used to be! I know this isn't much help to you; but just know it becomes a habit and will get easier with time;) LOL, Carol
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Old 02-23-2002, 06:45 AM   #3
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Good question as this is not what I like to do either. Like Carol, the main reason I can get through it is because I like the look of a clean kitchen. It's such a good feeling in the morning to come into that clean smell. And trust me, not the best movie in the world will make this chore easier - it's more of an excuse to stop and watch it so a TV in the kitchen does not necessarily help!!!

And, if you wait and leave everything, you will just have twice as much to do :(

Now that you know there is no hope EVER in making this a fun chore - have a great day and please, let us cheer you up anytime!!!!! LOL
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Old 02-23-2002, 04:59 PM   #4
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I agree with Carol and Kitchenelf. Knowing that you will walk into a clean kitchen is reward enough. Believe me, the longer you wait, the longer it takes to clean:(
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Old 02-23-2002, 05:12 PM   #5
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Now that we have completely discouraged this poor woman from ever finding the urge to run into the kitchen and clean her hands off - l can remember when I was "thinking" about becoming a teenager, I used to practice slow dancing with our refrigerator. Surely this would encourage anybody to spend time in their kitchen Yes, I married a tall guy who felt much like our refrigerator but not nearly as chilly.....
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Old 02-23-2002, 05:53 PM   #6
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Now THAT reminds me!!!!! There's a dance here in North and South Carolina called the "shag" and I used to practice with the kitchen chairs and the counter!!!!

We're really not very encouraging about cleaning the kitchen are we!! :(

For the life of me I can't think of anything encouraging to say about the subject!! ;)
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Old 02-25-2002, 11:49 PM   #7
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feed the birds.

Here in Queensland, Australia we are blessed with a rich array of wonderful birds, parrots, doves, lorikeets, budgies etc. When I have to do the dishes - which is always it seems - before I start I soak a few slices of stale bread and put out on the lawn or in a dish or two on the lawn - come inside and in a minute or two I have a lawn covered with beautiful parrots and lorrikeets etc eating and feasting on the bread. It gives me a great deal of satisfaction watching their antics as they eat the bread - and as I do the dishes. Its great thearapy for me and gives the birds a feed. Picassoboyz.
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Old 02-26-2002, 12:16 AM   #8
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What a great way to do the dishes!!! We're are overly blessed with squirrels here and it's so funny to watch the babies in the late spring. Not quite sure-footed they tend to fall out of the trees often. They just shake it off and go on their way!
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Old 02-26-2002, 08:13 AM   #9
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Washing up is boring

It sure isn't one of my favorite Martha Stewart moments. My kitchen is so tiny though, if I don't do the washing up right away, it looks messy so I jump right in, grit my teeth and as Porky Pig would say, "That's All Folks".
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Old 03-01-2002, 12:51 PM   #10
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Dear Maraguay,

Are you perchance from England? I have never heard an American use the term, "washing up," only in the UK. But no matter where one is, doing the dishes is a big pain in the butt! And I find a dish washer practically useless.

Let's see: why do I hate using a dishwasher: I can't put my stemweare in it. I can't put my antique Mexican pottery in it. I can't put my teakwood service in it. I can't put my bone handeled flat ware in it. Most of my serving platters won't fit in it. Most of my pots and pans won't fit in it. I won't put my good knives or my wooden spoons in it.

So what's left? Well, once in a while, after a big do, when I have oodles of plates all the same size I put them in it.

But, quite frankley, the hardest part of cleaning up isn't the dishes, it's the orgionizing, putting everything away and clearing the counters and sweeping the floor.

I am fortunate to have a big kitchen window and I can snoop into the *** lives of the birds and squirlls (sp) while doing dishes.
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