I washed the dishes and I loved it…

 I washed the dishes and I loved it…

My song is not as exciting as Katy Perry’s, ‘I kissed a girl and I liked it’  😉

Today my housemaid decided to take a day off without giving me a day’s notice like she always does. I was expecting guests in the afternoon and had to go, pick them up from the airport, I was mad with fury. But only for a moment, okay for half an hour 🙂 then I thought to myself, ‘Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise’. I donned my brand new apron, put on my rubber gloves and started scrubbing and polishing my dishes. But not before I had put on some good music on the stereo.

As I scrubbed and washed off the stains, which even the veteran maid had been unable to do, I started feeling good about the whole thing. Had it been the old, less evolved me, I would have just ranted and raved and cursed my absentee maid and worked myself into frenzy, shooting my blood pressure to the roof. But I would like to believe that I am growing wiser with age and experience. Also the inspiring articles and books that I have been reading have helped me in seeing the glass as half full, instead of half-empty.



Also the fact that Akon was crooning, ‘You are so beautiful, so damn beautiful’, in the background, made the task at hand so much more fun 🙂 I danced my way through washing the dishes, cleaning house and I even cooked something special for my sister, who was also visiting me later in the day. I had never been happier than at this particular moment. I was happy and thrilled that when life had given me a lemon, I had cut it up into cubes and kept in the refrigerator for future use and  had made myself a perfect dirty Martini, instead.  (My Mitr’s favourite cocktail 😉 )

All I need to survive are great friends, good books and music, and lots of Love…


Sulekha Rawat


17 thoughts on “I washed the dishes and I loved it…

  1. Josh hai… 🙂
    Btw, our maid is also 'gayab' for almost a week now… and I do agree with what you've written.

  2. Welcome to my place and thank you for your comment. I don't think I can survive a week without help 🙂

  3. Sounds like a whole lot of fun there (i believe when you have to do it once in a while it actually can be fun). But I am most interested about is the dirty martini – how did it turn out with those cubes of lime??

    1. Mitr, The lemon cubes are safely in the fridge for later, now it's DM time 🙂 Oh yes, once in a blue moon is fine but not everyday 🙂

    1. Anupama, who but your family showers you with lots and lots of love? 🙂 Thank you for visiting and for your comment.

  4. A bit of housework is good for us now and then, although a full-time housekeeper would be nice. We have someone who comes in once a week to clean, but I'd like someone who would take care of chores daily and cook dinner for us.

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  5. It is fun doing dishes when Akon is singing 'you are so beautiful'. i too put on some lively music while doing household chores and believe you me it is FUN.

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