Friday, November 14, 2008

Weird dreams

I think I'm getting sick. I'm achey, and I'm having weird dreams.

Not creepy or scary, just odd.

Last night I had a dream that my husband and I were cooking dinner together. While that is a little weird in itself, because cooking together is definitely not normal for us, the really strange part is that I have no idea where we were cooking. As in, I have never been in that house in my life.

But I loved it! It was the kitchen I never knew I always wanted. Not that I don't love my kitchen, because I totally do, but hey, we're not rolling in dough here. I had to draw the line somewhere.

I drew the line at my dishwasher. (And I apologize now, because this post is totally not going where I thought it would, but apparently I'm in a stream of consiousness kind of mood.)

Have you ever looked at the features and options on appliances? Or cars, electronics, etc? You know how there's always that one thing that makes you think, "That option can't be that important. I'm not going to spend $X for facial recognition/seat warmers/insert other option here."

And then, after you have had the appliance/car/electronic for a few weeks, you think to yourself, "Wow, really wish I had seat warmers?"

(I swear I have a point this time. Bear with me, people.)

Well, I thought I'd save $300 or so by opting not to get "Quiet Power" for my dishwasher. Because, really, how much noise can a dishwasher make?

Oh, you would be surprised. I sure was.

We cannot run the dishwasher while we are in the kitchen, eating dinner in the dining room (okay, we pretty much eat dinner on TV trays in the living room), or watching television. Hey, we might actually want to talk to each other. And we can't do that while the dishwasher is running. Or washing. Whatever.

We set the timer and run it overnight while we sleep on the other end of the house. On a really quiet night, I can still hear the noise.

Which is why I think I've been having weird dreams. Nah, just kidding. I thought I'd try to give this post SOME sense of continuity. I failed.

Don't judge me. I'm still on my first cup of coffee.


  1. we SO need a dishwasher upgrade - ours is loud, too.

  2. LOL. I hear you. We moved into a house that they had renovated everything BUT the kitchen. Don't open the oven door all the way... it'll fall off at the hinges. So you can't cook alone, because one person has to hold the door, while the other gets the food out.

    Hey, it's teambuilding. Right?