Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Eagle Has Landed



The sweetest sound is coming from my closet-sized kitchen. The dishwasher is purring away and there is not a drop of water on the floor. I realize this is a somewhat silly anxiety, but it's one I've had for the last few days. With a small hitch (an extra $57.50 for labor and a part) I am the very happy owner of a new dishwasher. The aroma of Fantastik with bleach drifts out from the kitchen and I am at peace.

As I had to clear off the counter I discarded spices that had long lost their scent and several bottle of vitamins that had expired. I am on a clearing, cleaning extravaganza and so delighted to start the new year -- in three hours -- with a cleaner, somewhat neater house.

My wishes, dear friends, is for a much more peaceful year and health and happiness for all of you and your families. My goal for myself is to be grateful, profoundly grateful, for all the blessings I have been given, including the friendship I find in Blogland. May we all be inscribed for a good year!

18 comments:

Jane said...

So glad you have a dishwasher that works! I, for one, could not live without mine.

Jane

Country Dreaming said...

Ok--so I think I'm missing something. Did we enter a new year and noone told me? I'm lost????
Congrats on the new dishwasher!!!

Melinda

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

So happy that you are happy! How great to be clearing and clearing out. A very Blessed New Year to you too.

Betty Rubble said...

May you experience dry floors and clean dishes for many years to come!

k and c's mom said...

Profoundly grateful. I like that. (And I like your new dishwasher!)

Deb Willbefree said...

Wahoo! Starting a new year with a new dishwasher! :D Have a blessed Rosh Hashana! :D Deb

Shelly said...

Okay,,,Shut UP! A Dishwasher??? I'd be in heaven! But I'd have to rip out some of the old cabinetry and I love it in all it's Chippy White Glory!
Happy for you though!
Don't forget to stop over missy! I'm having a "200th post Giveaway!"

Congrats and love,,,,and finished ANOTHER Elizabeth George Novel today,,,,ackk read till I was BLIND! Then,,,I went an bought a Cupcake! Which is still giving me the Evil Eye! Ha!

Hugs and Love and stop by and Enter!
Shell

LDH said...

Buttercup, you are the sweetest ~ what a kind heart you have!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

You are so, so right Buttercup! Cleaning and clearing soothes the soul as the clutter goes bye bye! It really does make us feel better to sort, and decide what to keep and what we can let go of. It's not just about "stuff" is it?

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

We gave up on our dishwasher and do them by hand again. The thing sounds like a jet with pneumonia taking off.

Shana Tova, if that is the correct way to express hopes for a happy and sweet year.

Mimi said...

HI!!
HAPPY ROSH HASHANAH to you!!
GOD BLESS You and a Happy New year to you.
Yom Kippur is coming soon too, a church we went to years agao, the Pastor Wife's was Jewish and she taught us all the Jewish Holidays Purim is by far the fav of mine. But they are all glorious and great days to celebrate.
Have a Blessed day
hugs,
jamie
I love your new dishwasher and the counters look perfect!!

Barbara Blundell said...

Thank you for your wishes .What a lovely goal for the New Year !

Sybil said...

HAPPY ROSH HASHANAH to you!! dear I am so happy that you have a new dishwasher. It is something I have never had although must say they are getting more and more popular over here now. I laughed just a few weeks ago when a friend was in a real rage as her family had bought her a dishwasher, she lives alone in a very small flat and could see no need for it....Now she has to eat her own words as she has fallen in love with it !! Have lovely Year my friend.
Love Sybil x

Lisa said...

I have been washing dishes by hand for 2 years now. . . I'm not sure if I don't mind or if I just know that is the way it is for now.

So glad you got your dish washer in. . . It is nice to get new things. AND and even nicer to have a dish washer that's not you :)

HAPPY ROSH HASHANAH!!!! I hope it is the best one ever for you! Now, I am off to find out what Rosh Hashanah is :)

Lisa

Lisa said...

I am back! I have learned so much! Happy Rosh Hashanah to you and yours.

Teacherfish said...

Shana Tova! My dishwasher has had quite a workout for the last few nights.
I wish you a happy and healthy year

Nancy M. said...

So glad you got your new dishwasher! It's gorgeous! And I'll bet really quiet!

Chatty Crone said...

I am so excited for you - a new dishwasher - what in the world would we do without them?

Sandie w/♥