Monday, January 09, 2006

On Days Like These.........

I have a hint of a smile on my face all day long..




When we were growing up in Malaysia up till now, our family has never had a dishwasher.

Hmm.. let me correct myself. We had FOUR dishwashers ... Letti and her 3 other siblings , that is.

Anyhow, when David and I got our house and it had a dishwasher, I felt like it was such a luxury and extravagance and to be completely honest, I felt almost guilty at having one... till it died on us.

While it's waiting to get repaired/replaced, I've been washing dishes by hand, soaking them overnight and doing the dishes in the morning. Most of the time, I don't mind doing it, but on occasion, I have been known to grumble a little (just a little) about it.

Which is why I just HAD to run back into the bedroom this morning, jump into bed and plant big kisses all over my hunny's face, because I had walked into the kitchen, in my robe, dragging my feet towards the sink, only to find that all the dishes had been cleaned and stacked neatly to dry on the counter.



*smiley sigh*

23 comments:

Rossie said...

Hi Letti, just bring Henry swimming and dry him off. He is a lab, he doesnt need a fancy bath! Just ask Milo.

Monica said...

My dad was a repairman for sears(usually TVS but he did everything), we werent rich but he brought home a fixer upper dishwasher and boy did he fix it up, everytime it broke he would get the parts and fix it again and again, I never washed dishes as a kid and its actually one of the things I enjoy doing!

michelle said...

luxury eh...i never had a dishwasher...am still washing them by hand :P

makuahine said...

How sweet of him :)

We don't have a dishwasher now either. Haven't had one since we got married. No room for one. :(

dreaming-neko said...

i DREAD dishes... sigh...

mandina said...

Hi Letti!

Received your xmas card last friday! hehehe... thanks :)
All my mail from the US came on the same day. wierd...

Hope you're well.

Mama BoK said...

Now that was really cool..!! lucky lettie..!!

Gary said...

You're lucky. you have a very sweet husband.

Tara Nicole said...

As Oliver and I search for the new apartment that is one of my criterion -- DISHWASHER. My parents have always had one -- I've NEVER had one since going to college.

I miss it! ... maybe the O will become the dishwasher for me ;)

Big Gay Sam said...

awwwww!!! how sweet! Can I borrow him for a day or two?

ashleymclure said...

Send him this way, maybe he can give my hubby lessons..

Jaxon S said...

gee..I wash dishes every now and then. i dread doing it but once it's done, i would feel so relieved as if i had just overcame one of life's greatest challenges!

now i want to petition for those big kisses!

c o n s u e l a said...

of all the household chores, I totally dislike doing the dishes...*grumbles*

i have some dishes soaking in the sink right now that needs some extra soak time! hehehe :)

Concrete Angel said...

awww. How Sweet! Now, can you send him over to my place to teach my boyfriend a thing or two? ehem...

Laura.Y said...

wow, so many things happened since I am last able to read blogs? :) hehe ur hubby is so sweet. i suppose CNY is going to be a quiet affair over there? :)

tammi said...

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YOUR ABSOLUTELY THE COOLEST!!
Tammi

Thao said...

My parents had 3 dishwashers too. Me and my 2 sisters. Even though I had a dishwasher, it was hard for me to break the habit of washing them before placing them in the washer to wash. Luckily, it is not one of my chores anymore. That was very sweet of your hubby.

Gene Lim said...

lucky u!! :) we have a dishwasher too..that came with the house..but i am soo used to washing it with my hands...sometimes (and sometimes only) Kit will help me with the dishes too ;)

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-ms jumbled mind- said...

Am I one of the siblings? LOL, I think I only started washing dishes recently :P :P :P Yeah I remember Letti doing washing at the kitchen..wash wash wash... aw...David is such a sweetheart.. a kiss on each cheek for him *muaks muaks*

Jeff said...

I was the dishwasher around here til November when I finally got one again -I know what you mean about not missing it til its gone.

That was nice that the dishes were done!

Have a great weekend-jeff

Javier Marti said...

A husband washing the dishes would be a miracle in Spain! ;)

See my blog sometime

http://niquel757.blogspot.com

Best regards!
Javier

Thao said...

Letti - You have been tagged. Visit The Tao of Thao to find out more. Have a great week!