June 6, 2012

My Servant Girls

Do you have servant girls?

I do: my washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, bread maker, etc. I could do their work myself, by hand, but they are my helpers. I can delegate some of my work to them while I do other things.

Many years ago I read on a blog that these appliances are our "servant girls". What a lovely concept! I set them to work in the morning so that I can do other tasks while they work in the background.

This, by the way, is when I began using my bread maker to just mix and knead the dough. I didn't like the crust of bread that I baked in the machine, so it had been resting in a cupboard for a year or more. Using it on the Dough setting was a revelation to me, and this servant girl has worked hard for me ever since.

I love crockpot days, when I load it up in the morning and know that dinner is simmering away while I do other things.

I'm thankful for my washer and dryer, for my dishwasher, for my oven, my vacuum, my alarm clock.

I'm thankful for my cell phone that also serves as my watch, notekeeper, calendar and camera. When I'm outside and turn on the water, I set a timer on my phone so I'll remember to turn off the water. Also, if there is something that I need to remember, I can write myself a note on my phone, or take a photo.

What servant girls are you thankful for today?

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  1. Loved your blog today! And you are so right about being blessed! Im so thankful to have my servant girls... Ellie the elevator, my 2 front-loaders who do the wash, and Vanna who carts me all over town to get my errands completed! I could not be successful at what Ive been called to do without these 4 "servant girls". Thanking the Lord for them tonight!!!

    Oh! And thank you for the rush of memories of dear sweet Laine!! Thank you!

  2. Anonymous9:50 AM

    So funny. I had not checked in on your blog last week, so I thought I'd check in today. Not 5 minutes ago I had been fussing at my printer and washer for "acting up". I remembered reading an article about how our appliaces are our "maid servants". It had impresseed on me to be thankful for the conveniences I have.

    I don't comment often, but I enjoy reading your blog. You've made me laugh, cry and cringe. You've taught me many things. You are blessed and a blessing.

    Thanks, Cindy in OK

  3. I don't use my food processor and hand mixer enough. But boy do I use my slow cooker. It's on right now. Love the concept of using 2 or 3 at a time. Thank you for linking up on Traffic Jam Weekend, Kathi!

  4. What a brilliant way to put it :) I was super intrigued by your post title and so just had to read it.
    Alas, the only 'servant girls' I have is a washing machine and a rice cooker but I love them both.
    I am South African living in China, so I have no idea what a crock pot is, but I really one now! It sounds brilliantly convenient, let's hope they sell them in here in China.

  5. Hi Corlie, thank you for visiting. Slow cookers are marvelous appliances that will simmer your supper all day long, great for roasts, stews, soups and more. I hope you can find one in China.


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