Monday, June 9, 2014

Good and Evil

After a gloriously sunny weekend we awoke to a Monday morning of hard downpours and snarled traffic. I am thankful that at least we had the weekend to enjoy the sun. I sprinted across the street to begin my morning on the treadmill, but before I opened my book my mind began to wander to to-do lists of chores, activities, cooking and cleaning. Ah cleaning.
In my kitchen I have two sponges--one is the Good Sponge and one the Evil Sponge. They are both stored in the drop down drawer in front of my sink, the Good Sponge on the right and the Evil Sponge on the left. After dinner they are cleaned in the dishwasher, Good on the right, Evil on the left.

The Good Sponge is used to wash dishes, the Evil Sponge to clean. Simple, right? Throughout all of our married life my husband has refused  to grasp this concept. I say "refused" because it is a simple concept, not rocket science. Come to think of it, my husband has no problem grasping rocket science.So why the resistance? Simple. He thinks I'm nuts, so he just dismisses my reasoning, not paying any attention to what sponge he is using when.

I'm a little OCD you think. Perhaps, but at this stage of my life that is not going to change. Am I nuts, or do any of you have a Good and an Evil Sponge? Just saying.

Tell me.


  1. In sort of the same way, my husband will use a tea towel to clean a mess off the floor! Sheer madness. He has stopped (I think, at least I can't remember him doing it recently).

  2. I am happy to hear that he has seen the light. Hope all is well.

  3. I do! I have two sponges (one for more difficult pots and pans, etc. and one for glass, silver, ceramic plates, etc). And my husband isn't very into the concept. Ha!

  4. delightful post, Michele--how did I miss this? Sadly, I am not as organized, and good things become evil things and then hit the trash.
    thanks for including my cookbook on your bookshelf!

    1. Nancy, I think you had a few more pressing things going at the time--like launching your cookbook! Congratulations on the success of your book. There are several recipes I can't wait to try.

  5. I certainly do! Here in my house both of us (my wife and me) agree to use two sponges. It's a simple concept actually. :)