And in case you were wondering, YES I always look so put together when I wash my dishes :)
Of course I know that many people have to wash their dishes by hand, but it seems to be more predominant here. Our flat did not come with a dishwasher (some do), so I have come to terms with it and learned how to hand wash dishes efficiently. I really disliked it at first. I can't believe it, but in almost 9 years of marriage, we've always had a dishwasher! So this was quite the change for me. But I've started to like the time to think, listen to music, meditate on scripture (I keep a verse right by the sink), listen to a sermons, or just watch/listen to "The Cosby Show"on my computer :) I'm also am blessed that I have a nice big window to look out into our garden to help pass the time. I have been trying not to complain about the little inconveniences. We are blessed with SO much compared to many in the world. I want to practice having a heart of contentment.
I Timothy 6:8, " But if I have food and clothes I will be content with that."