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Thursday, January 26, 2006



My blog, "The Dishpan Chronicles" was born on January 26th, 2005, one year ago! Blogging was entirely new and kind of scary to me. I decided to write a blog because I am a politically aware mother and grandmother and feel that I must speak out to protect my family, my country, and families all over the world from the rising tyranny of Bush's America.

The following are excerpts from my very first post entitled "Dishpan Beginnings":

"I have chosen to name my blog, "The Dishpan Chronicles" because I have spent so much time over the years, washing dishes. Dishes are a daily "have to" and only disappear if someone labors at the unpleasant task. I was chosen to be that lucky someone at the age of 8 so have spent part of almost every day of my life at the sink, armed with a sponge, attacking the day's donations to the dishpan".

"I have chosen the name "Kitchen Window Woman" because I have a thing about windows. To endure the time spent everyday looking down a drain, I insist that a window is necessary over the sink!!... A window lets the light in and one can look up and out at the sun, clouds, trees, or persons passing by. A window offers one a view and can be opened or closed just like the eyes. I prefer to have my eyes open".

"Over the sink, over the years, I have written letters in my head that later make it to paper, solved family problems, and applied my mind's eye to whatever art project I was currently working on. I have debated many a political issue in my head while scrubbing pots and pans and asked many difficult questions that sent me to the library in search of whatever book would feed my curiosity. The important thing is that the time spent on a dull, daily chore was not wasted. The very repition of the tasks involved gave me the freedom to mentally travel and explore".

"I decided to use "kitchen" because it is a place where so many women spend their time, and it is also often the hearth and the heart of the home. The kitchen is a place to practice nourshing. It is also the place where, for centuries, women have gathered for discussion and comfort. I am proud that I have used my kitchen time to further my intellect and broaden my view".

These last few weeks I have been writing constantly because I wanted my 100th post to coincide with the one year anniversary. This post is #99. The 100th will be posted later on today.

Many hours have been devoted to "The Dishpan Chronicles". I research, write, and edit every post. Then my husband and daughter edit my edit. Thank you Catfish and BeatleChick. When I revisited my first post I found that I had mispelled "chosen" twice and had made several typos. Blogging has certainly been a learning experience!

There is a bottle of bubbly in the fridge, I will pop the cork when my husband and kids get home...then, perhaps, dinner out! After all, for this "Kitchen Intellectual" it is a Double Blogging Celebration .... 1 year and 100 posts.

One year and one more post to go.....
.........Kitchen Window Woman..........


Blogger Pat Kirby said...

Happy anniversary!

8:31 AM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

Thank You.

11:54 AM  

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