Number of items I washed up by hand today: 149
That feels like a lot but it doesn't include the usual amount of dishes used for cooking dinner as we had spag bol from the freezer. Plus my lovely husband washed up after dinner so I guess I got off pretty easy.
Still I will endeavour to get this number down hopefully without resorting to paper plates or simply having no food or water available at all. Plus I'm going to get some washing-up gloves to save my hands. I've tried to explain to people, my mother in particular, that washing-up gloves simply don't work for me and my lifestyle. But since the skin on my hands is starting to shed like some sort of alien I have no choice but to try again.
And while I was busy counting the dishes I had to wash today, my one year old daughter walked on her own for the very first time.
Suddenly all the dishes seemed worth it.