Does it ever seem like you spend most of your life in grooming? And when you are, say, brushing your teeth, does it seem like it is always teeth time? As if you just did it and here it is again? I use an electric toothbrush because of my gums. It isn't timed so I need to count thirty seconds for each quadrant of my mouth. That means that for two minutes I can't think about other things at all. I can't multitask when counting. And then there are the nails to do. I do mine weekly in a clear polish. Then there are showers, drying hair, shaving, and cleaning off your shoes. It just takes so much time.
Then when I saw and heard the horrible things that happened during hurricane Sandy, I started to cherish hot water and clean, cold drinking water and the ability to do laundry and brush teeth and any manner of grooming. Suddenly those chores turned to luxuries. So for about two weeks, I was very grateful for all of my blessings.
Now, I am still grateful, but I wish we didn't have to start and end the day (just before prayers) with so many little little things to do. But then again, my grandpa and uncle used to get up at 5:00 every morning to do farm chores and they did the same chores every evening (outside!) So I guess I'll just be happy that I can look and smell as good as I can and enjoy all of the time in between.