May 14, 2012


Mother's Day flowers from my Father-in-love! They're called "Orange Star"
Holy smokes what a weekend!

Between a Mother's Day lunch (on Friday), grocery shopping, other shopping, dinner with my sister and her husband, a morning birthday party, a delicious brisket and a wee babe who thinks the middle of the night is the Best Time To Be Awake.... I am absolutely wiped. I slept (interruptedly) til 9:30 this morning. 

But it was a lovely weekend.

Saturday shopping landed me this bad boy:

My Mother's Day present from Ben. Huzzah!


Now, before y'all are like "Ok, woo. New dishwasher, that's cool but not that exciting." Let me explain.

I have been hand washing our dishes for the last 6 years. First place: No dishwasher. Second place: Dishwasher that didn't wash. This place: No dishwasher.

But now... Now I have a dishwasher! YAY!! SUPER YAY!

I have NO idea what to do with myself now. I'm so used to spending at least 30 minutes after dinner washing dishes and cleaning up. Last night I just kind of wandered around in a daze feeling like I was supposed to be doing something. Ben even thought I had decided not to do the dishes when I came out in the backyard so soon, but then he remembered. It's kind of weird.

I love that now I don't have to be afraid of making a big giant mess.

We have started eating delicious things from our garden. In addition to the artichokes, we've had radishes, a handful of blueberries and I'm trying not to eat all the boysenberries as they ripen so I can get a decent sized picking for jam. The cherries should be ready in a month or so, the tomato plants are growing nicely and everything else is coming. I'm so excited! Ben had a friend over to pick up some compost last night and he said "This is awesome, you just walk around the yard eating stuff!"

No new knitting as of yet. All zombies, all the time. ;) But, there is a finished Babylove Blanket in the shop for anyone looking for baby things!

Happy Monday y'all!


Kessie said...

I'm so glad you finally got a dishwasher! Wow, 30 minutes washing dishes? You poor thing! It's amazing how much time (and space) you'll have with your new servant working away. :-)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

You won't know what you did without a dishwasher in about 3 months. I remember when I got mind, I had two babies and it was like a vacation when I didn't have to spend all that time at the sink.

Farm Girl said...

I just can't tell you how happy I am that you got a dishwasher. You will wonder how you ever lived without one. Not to mention good jobs for little helpers. :)
It was a nice weekend.

myletterstoemily said...

woo hoo! a new dishwasher will be such a
sweet help to such a busy mommy.

enjoy your veggies from the garden!

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Congrats on the dishwasher! That's fabulous!!! Happy you had a lovely weekend - you deserve it. :)

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