Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Family Day

This morning.
Quiet. Clean. Peaceful. Alone.




This afternoon.
Noisy. Messy. Exuberant. Together.
(Both are a blessing, but guess which I prefer?)


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  1. Together! I think you have quite an abundance of alone time, but conditions have to be right for being together. What a great, thing, though, to like both!

    And...do I see legs and feet attached to the pair of green socks on the far right?

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    1. Yep. Those are legs and feet in the "slippers" as Roman calls them. That, as you maybe have just surmised, is Roman. I told him I was so happy to have all of those shoes in my house that I was going to take a picture, and he ran right over and lined up with them!

      I had more photos on here when I made this post, but I decided to take them off for now.

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    2. Yes, that seemed like a Roman sort of thing to do!

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  2. He he...I noticed the legs and feet in the green furry socks too. :)

    I feel really dumb asking this, but I just have to ask....When you have your dish drainer in the sink, how do you rinse the dishes as you wash them? I have always wanted a dish drainer in my sink (rather than on the counter), but couldn't quite see how you would rinse the dishes.

    Thanks,
    ~Michele

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    1. Well, Michele, I hadn't really thought about it as I've always done it this way. When I had a family at home, we often had an extra drainer under the sink to use on the counter along with the one in the sink when we had a big pile of dishes to wash. Normally, I rinse quickly, either in the other sink (over the drainer where the dishes go--when drainer is full I just rinse at the very middle toward the "washing" sink"). I often start with the water level low and just rinse into the sink. I am often finished with dishes before it fills with rinse water, but if I need to, I'll drain some water from that sink. I don't know, but I somehow manage to make it work! And it can't be very complicated because I'm not one to be all fussy and super-careful. :-) I can't believe I'm writing about this! Haha. :-) And my answer is ridiculous! Ultimately, I suppose that I am simply far too lazy to move my drainer back and forth from under the sink, so I have learned to do dishes without moving it.

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    3. Thanks Susan. :) Sorry, it seems like I'm always asking the awkward questions. I appreciate you explaining the 'how' of it to me, it was very helpful. I don't currently have a dish drainer (I use a kitchen towel on the counter) and now that I understand how it can work, I'm going to get one and give it a try.

      ~Michele

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    4. No problem, Michele! Seriously, I don't feel awkward at all about it. Very little makes me uncomfortable. :-) It's not like you asked me a deep and probing personal question, after all! I've used kitchen towels on the counter for years, too--for the overflow. Good luck!

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