Passive vs. Active
crock pot cooking - cooks supper while I'm teaching school all day
laundry - washes and dries while I'm correcting papers at the kitchen table
cleaning the oven - well, it's passive if you have a self-cleaning oven.
running the dishwasher - and then comes the tedious chore of emptying it
composting - and it takes a long, long time. But oh, so satisfying!
watering garden - hook up the sprinkler, let it run!
Making coffee - but that's not really a chore.
Active chores that feel passive:
weeding the garden - I let my mind wander while I weed. I like to think I solve the worlds problems while pulling up clover and dandelions.
harvesting veggies - it takes so little time, but it's so satisfying.
baking (especially bread in bread machine) - and the house smells so good!
making soup stock - letting the bones and scraps simmer while I blog or load the dishwasher, eventually yields as an end result a tasty soup or stew.
Today, Labor Day, I'll be laboring in my classroom getting ready for school to start. That's a very active chore, so maybe I can arrange for something passive to go on at home while I'm working there. Crockpot supper? I'm there! Stumble It!