Because then I get a chance to think about things which may otherwise fall by the wayside. Like how I behaved at the office that day. Or toward my husband. Or sometimes I call my mother and chit-chat. For a good run of several weeks, I’ve been listening to the radio while washing, but I turned off the radio last night (absolutely no good programming on, and no music for a while because of Sfirah) and let my brain ruminate a while. It felt good. Practically speaking, I’ll probably have to get a dishwasher one of these days. Until then, I’ll enjoy my down time.