I know I should probably change the header of this blog to “Monthly ramblings of a stay at home mom aspiring to live Christ.” I don’t think I ever got around to posting daily and that was probably too ambitious of a goal for me anyway. I know I’ve been awfully silent lately, but the previous month was a whirlwind of activity and travel for us…and somehow the new year just snuck up on me with no warning. I had hoped to write a brilliant new year’s day post, complete with reflections on the past year and my aspirations for 2012, but that didn’t happen. And it seems a little lame to be writing such a post now that we’re already almost one month into the new year.
So my first post for this year will be neither weighty nor deep. Instead, I’m going to bring up something of no consequence whatsoever but nevertheless a subject I’d like to gripe about, just to get it out of my system. I’m talking about dish gloves. Yes, those things you wear on your hands when you wash dishes, an activity that sadly takes up a big chunk of my life. Honestly, I don’t mind washing dishes. I find it rather therapeutic and I think I’ve even learned to enjoy the Lord while doing it. All I’m asking for is a decent pair of dish gloves that will last me more than a month. I’ve tried every brand Target and Safeway have to offer and none have made it past the month mark. Inevitably, it’s always the right hand glove that gets a hole or a nick, so now I have a pile of left handed dish gloves under my sink which I can’t bring myself to throw away. So if I can’t find a decent pair that will last, I would at least settle for a company that would sell right and left handed gloves separately rather than in pairs. Maybe I can start a dish glove exchange business.
Actually I can’t take credit for coming up with that idea though. In the email newsletter for the Berkeley Parents Network, there was a lady who was offering to trade left handed dish gloves for right handed ones. Guess I’m not the only one who has been stocking up on left handed gloves. I thought about emailing her just to tell her that she’s not alone and that I know how she feels. Too bad…if I was a lefty, we could have been such good friends.
So for all the dishwashing people out there, if you’ve found a good durable brand you can recommend, puhhhleeaz let me know. Or if you’re a lefty interested in a glove exchange, I’d be open to that too. My dry cracking hands will be eternally grateful to you.