I love doing the dishes! I have a collection of china from family hand me downs, estate sales, and resale shops. mix and match! When I wash them it gives me time to admire them all. I really don't have a dishwasher..really. Most of all outside this window in the yard there are many happy memories of loved ones gathered from annual "band picnics" to my daughter's wedding, fondest memory: my son Kyle who has passed to be in heaven**** he would help me in the garden.