There will be no photo today, because I am embarrassed of the state of the kitchen lately. I feel like late in the week I stop being able to catch up on dishes – there are too many things to do, and I know the weekend is coming. This week, in addition to all the normal dishes, I ended up making pumpkin bread. As anyone who spends time baking knows, baking makes zillions of dishes, and often need to be cleaned immediately just to avoid glue-like goop fossilizing on them.
Can you tell I don’t like doing dishes?
I’m been trying to build some time into each food-creation time just to quickly load back everything into the dishwasher before I even notice that there is a giant overwhelming mess. However, that doesn’t always happen; the other strategy I’ve been accepting more and more is that sometimes, I’m going to have a gross kitchen. Maybe for a day, even two days, at a time. It’s happened a bunch recently and I have learned: no one dies.
I don’t ever want to end up with bugs or mice or anything based on having been unclean, but a little gross kitchen has taught me that sometimes, relaxing and watching the news with Husband or playing a board game for half an hour or just getting to sleep on time are better than having this particular set of dishes done.
It is hard for me to accept that I cannot get everything done in one day, 24 hours. But once I do accept it, in any given day, the pile of messy dishes reminds me that I’m actually prioritizing things I care about. I still wish they were done though!
Do you have a particular chore that just escapes you and you worry about? If not, I’m so glad and I want your secret, even if it is just that you are an ordinary level of conscientious.