I have been tagged by Lavinia to tell the entire world of blogland! my "Cleaning Quirk!"
I couldn't think of one! I didn't think I had any. (Miss Ladyslipper should have asked my eldest Farmers Daughter Michele ! Now there's a girl with some cleaning quirks! ;~} I love you, darling!)
I asked the Gentleman Farmer what my cleaning quirk was; he said he would have to think about it ~ there were so many! What? Did he understand what I asked? Does he know what a quirk is? Well, he went to work this morning without giving me an answer, so I called youngest Farmers Daughter Shannon (who lives across the country) and asked her if I had any cleaning quirks. She promptly answered, "Oh, thats easy!" and proceeded to remind me of my little o.c.d. way I load my dishwasher! (Needless to say, that conversation didn't last long!)
Now I don't really think this qualifies as a "quirk".
I like to load the assorted patterns of dishes that I use, in such a way as to have them come out even. For example; one solid green plate and then one herb patterned plate, repeat until all dirty dishes are loaded. Continue in the same manner for bread and butter dishes, saucers and bowls. (Glasses have their proper places, too, but that is another rack!)
(I am showing images from the internet because their dishes are prettier than mine and my dishwasher isn't full. Didn't want to show dirty dishes! Yuck!!)
Now, the silverware must be separated into what I like to call 'families'. Each section of the basket must contain equal numbers of knife (Daddy) fork (Mommy) spoon (child). The first family stands upright in the basket and the second family stands on their heads! This makes perfect sense as they don't 'snuggle up to each other' preventing proper cleaning! (I really dislike it when there are odd numbers ~ then I have to create blended families! Not as asthetically pleasing in the basket and doesn't promote maximum cleanability!) I happen to think it is a very practical way make sure all surfaces of items in the dishwasher have maximum exposure to the hot spray of water and detergent! And it looks prettier than just sticking them in any old way! You may be saying, "But who sees them when they are in the closed dishwasher?" Nobody sees them, perhaps, but I know they are there and I want them symetrical!
(This is NOT the way I load silverware, but it is the best I could come up with for a picture!
At least they are all separated from maixmun exposure! But there are only enough children for half the Mommies and Daddies! :~O )
So there you have it ~ my 'dirty little secret' cleaning quirk exposed!
Gee! Thanks, Lavinia! ;~}
"Where can I go from Thy Spirit? Or where can I flee from Thy presence? If I ascend to heaven, Thou art there; if I make my bed in Sheol, behold, Thou art there. If I take the wings of the dawn, if I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, even there Thy hand will lead me, and Thy right hand will lay hold of me."
Psalm 139: 7-10