I loathe laundry. Actually, that’s not true. I don’t mind the act of throwing the clothes into the washing machine or the dryer. I love the way they smell when they come out. I don’t even mind folding them that much. But, I detest putting them away. That and it’s an ungrateful task. It’s just never done. I like projects that I can complete. Projects where there’s an actual start and a finish. Laundry is not that. It is one perpetual task. Lately I find myself procrastinating it to the nth degree. I can think of a million things I’d rather be doing. Said blog not excluded. It’s not until the babe needs clean pajamas or the hubby clean boxers that I will give it up and put in a load. Poor hubby even remodeled the laundry room for me one weekend a few months ago in hopes I would find it a more pleasant place to be. It’s beautiful mind you. I just don’t. like. laundry.
Well last week the mood struck. I had some time and was finally motivated! I decided this was going to be the day I was going to tackle the mounting piles across all bedrooms and get on top of it once and for all. I was envisioning empty laundry baskets, clean smelling clothes, and neatly folded piles in drawers and closets. It was such a pretty picture. I was set to go! One load down and in the dryer, second load in the washing machine, I was on a roll. Then…funny noise…some grinding….a beep… and then a dreaded error code pops up on the digital display. argh! Why today? Thank goodness I had just washed the baby’s pjs. Now our washing machine is not old mind you, three years young in fact. It, or maybe the universe, had just decided to teach me a lesson. Appreciate me or I will quit working. (not unlike how some of us feel from time to time). A gentle reminder to be thankful for what I have. So after five days without access to a washing machine my lovely is repaired, along with my outlook. I have a new found appreciation for my wonderful appliance. I am completely looking forward to doing laundry tonight! I promise never to take my washing machine for granted again (at least for awhile anyway). And I am in fact, very thankful to be blessed with laundry to do. It could be worse.
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