Friday, September 24, 2010

Thief of Time

When we bought our house a couple of years ago we redid lots of things, but we couldn't do it all.  Some things had to wait until we have the money and/or time.  Kitchen appliances seemed to be in working order, so they stayed.

Unpredictable dishwasher
The dishwasher was one of these.  It's a temperamental creature that needs just the right touch or else it pouts and all its lights go off.  Usually it works o.k., but it seems to go out on strike at random times.  Sometimes even if it "works," the dishes don't get clean.  

New HD "Dishwasher"
So about a year ago, we decided that we needed a more reliable appliance.  We entered the appliance store with that plan in mind.  Somehow, when we left the store, instead of a dishwasher for me, we had a 42" HD television set for my husband.  

I'm still not sure how it happened.  A year later, the new has still not worn off of our HD "dishwasher."  It gets the internet so our Netflix instant download movies are always on tap.  It has a DVR, so there are always several episodes of Antiques Road Show or What Not to Wear or something just lined up.

Therein lies the problem.  I've never been a big TV watcher, mostly because at any given time there is nothing on that I want to watch.  But now...well...when I'm folding clothes or ironing or sewing and no one is's so tempting to turn it on.  Next thing I know, it's 2 hours later and I haven't got anything else done.  Television is truly the thief of time.

Being grateful.......I am grateful to have my old cranky dishwasher and my new HD dishwasher.  Thankful that my family finds things on the infernal machine to laugh about and talk about.  Now, I need to step - away - from - the - dishwasher.


  1. Ha ha, I know about the appliance store issue with husbands, you got caught my dear, but know that every other wife gets caught in that too.

    We don't have tv, and for me it's all fine because I was introduced to it late. TV is the thief of time, and so is the internet and blogs, lol.

  2. Salma, I am jealous of your tv-less existence. We're not there yet. I hope all is moving forward for you, sweet Rainbow, and your dear family.

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  4. Thanks Angelle, Rainbow and I are doing much better.

  5. I agree I monitor it well. It is a time stealer. If I'm blogging I forget it's even there :)

    The boy is doing great in school. He loves it! Gets A's and B's and I wish he'd behave so well for me at home :)

    Enjoy your weekend! :)

  6. Hi there! This is the first time I've stopped by your blog. :-( I just didn't realize. Hmmm...

    Anyway, love your HD "dishwasher". LOL Too funny; and I really love your writing-style. I plan on being a frequent visitor!

  7. Merci, Umm Aaminah! I love all your stories about your lovely family and kiddos!


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