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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Laundry Changes

Hello Everyone!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  I hinted at having plans for the weekend, with a possibility of the hubby changing them, in my last post. Well, I did a little of what I wanted and a little of what he needed help with and a little of other things.  I had plans to get caught up on ironing (hate that job!), recover a cushion on a chair for my daughter's room, and do some sewing.  Well, I did do some ironing.  The other stuff just didn't happen.  Instead, I spent some time on the computer listing some items on ebay for my sister.  My hubby's plans were to cut down some trees.  He thought he'd need a lot of help dragging brush and such.  Well, he never quite got far enough to need that much help.  We have been trying to cut down some of our big walnut trees so we can sell the logs.  It was a bigger job than he anticipated and had to spend some time in town looking for a pulley, come-a-long, something or another to hoist the trees up into the back of his truck.  So, the brush never got around to being cut into manageable size for dragging.  So you're asking what does that have to do with laundry changes (my title for this post).  Well, let me tell you.  Part of the "other" things that I did this past weekend was get totally caught up on laundry.  I mean totally!  There was not one dirty towel, clothing item or anything left in any of our laundry baskets.  It felt wonderful.  So I asked myself how I could keep it this way.  I decided that I would gather laundry from all the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen every morning and do one load.  I have one of those large capacity front loading machines so this is very feasible.  So now it's Wednesday.  How have I been doing?  Great!  It has worked out perfect.  I don't feel overwhelmed by the mounds of laundry that tends to grow at an alarming rate.  Now some of you are probably scratching your head wondering what took me so long to figure this out.  All I can say is, "I don't know."  Laundry and ironing have always been my least favorite chores (next to cleaning bathrooms that is).  I just had a tendency to put it off until I couldn't stand it or until we ran out of clothes.  (Well, that might be an exaggeration but you know what I mean.)  Anyway, I think I finally have the laundry situation figured out. 
Now if I can just get this pile and...
this pile to go down, I will have it all whipped!
In case you haven't figured it out yet, this is my ironing pile.  I know.  You are probably wondering if we have any clothes in our closet.  The answer is, yes, we do.  Which makes me wonder if we have too many clothes.  Hmmm.  If this is true, why do I look in my closet sometimes and lament that I have nothing to wear?  I think this is just called being a female.  Do I hear an AMEN!  I think I must.  Anyway, that is what's been happening around here the last few days.  My plan for the rest of the week is to tackle the ironing pile and still get that sewing and chair done.  I'll let you know how I do!  :)  So until next time...

Have a blessed day,

maggie jane


  1. I do ALL our laundry on Monday, and ironing. If that's all that gets done on Monday I'm ok with that, I lest its done for the week and I don't have to think about all week.

  2. I do one load as soon as I get up in the morning, and most nights I do one when I go to bed. This way it is not overwhelming to me to do all in one day. I'll admit it doesn't always get folded and put away the same day, but I try.