Custom Quilts, Sewing, Mommyhood and general silliness

IMG_5302, originally uploaded by A meets Z.

That’s right…I said it.

At least, he is a genius for his latest home suggestion….and for marrying me…but let’s talk about this first thing.

Let me start by telling you that my man loves a clean kitchen. I think the rest of the house could be a wreck (and most of the time it is) but if the kitchen is clean, he’s a happier camper. I do a decent job of keeping the kitchen clean. I’d give myself a B…B+ maybe. Would I eat off my counters…probably not…but that’s beside the point…who eats off the counter anyways.

Where we always have problems is the dishwasher. He hates to unload it, and I just hate anything to do with cleaning in general.  He figured out a system that keeps the dishes in check, keeps the counters clear (for the most part) and has been sustainable for over a week now (H.U.G.E. accomplishment). So what’s his little contribution? Load and run the dishwasher every night. I know…rocket science! I’m sure people have been doing this since dishwashers were invented…why weren’t we???

This works because we can usually fill the dishwasher over 85% full each day so I don’t feel like it is a huge waste of energy or resources. I used to wait until my dishwasher was 100 to 110% full before I ran it. I come from a long line of dishwasher Tetris-like loaders….we have a system and try to strategically place as many items as possible into the dishwasher. I have even taken everything out of the dishwasher and re-loaded it so more would fit…probably doubling the time I spent on dishes….the type-A personality strikes again.

Now, I am a little less anal about the loading…dishes get washed while I sleep (can that count as multi-tasking?)…and every morning the dishes are unloaded while I sip my coffee and the kids eat. Then it is ready for the rest of the day’s dishes. Plus, since I haven’t crammed half of our entire collection of dishes into the dishwasher, it is easier and faster to unload.


I think I’ll keep him.


Comments on: "My Husband is a Genius" (5)

  1. Rebecca said:

    Bahahahahaha! Love this post. We try to do the same too, but I still hate unloading it in the mornings, and most days leave it until lunch.

  2. Every day huh??? What a concept! Too bad I fail to do it every day either…speaking of dishes…I should go load mine!

  3. You make me laugh. You write exactly how you talk. I can hear this whole thing.

  4. We do that too! Definitely multitasking!

    I don’t know if you remember me, but we met at the very first meeting of the Bakersfield Modern Quilt Guild. It looks like you have had a lot going on, but we would love to have you come sometimes if you are able! We also started a Facebook page to help keep everyone updated! (I hope that link works!) P.S. I loved your Robot Quilt! So cool!

    • Hi! I have been trying to get to the meetings, but something always seems to come up. We are in the middle of trying to figure out some medical mysteries with my 4-yr-old daughter. I’ve been following the blog and you guys are doing some incredible stuff! I am on the Modern Quilt Guild page, but I don’t think I’m on the Bakersfield one…I’ll try to hook up next time I’m on. Hopefully I’ll make it to the August meeting *fingers crossed* :)

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