Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Could Sure Use Some Prayers

My mom has had a tough couple of weeks, and a really rough weekend.  She was nauseous most of the time and her appetite had decreased even further.

We changed up her anti-nausea medicine Sunday and that seemed to help.  She hasn't been sick at her stomach since Sunday and for that we are so thankful!!

She desperately needs your prayers.
 Her need is big, but our God is bigger.

He is the Healer and my mom needs His touch.

Please pray for my mom.  Her name is Donna.

Thank you and God bless you.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Laundry Quandry - Time

So, last night I decided to time myself putting away a load of laundry.  I did not rush.  I did not hurry.  I did just like I always do.  I walked to the dryer, opened the door and turned around to check the clock in the kitchen. . . 7:01 p.m.  I folded the bath towels, hand towels, kitchen towels and wash cloths and placed them on top of the dryer.  Then I put them away (towels, hand towels and wash cloths in the 2 bathrooms, kitchen towels in the kitchen).  And just saying, my house is average size, all on one level, so I didn't have to walk too far, and I didn't have to go up and down stairs.  I then took the rest of the items out of the dryer and walked to our bedroom (again, average size house, just walked down the hall).  I matched up the socks and put them in the drawers, underclothing, night gowns, all put in the dresser drawers.  I walked back to my kitchen and looked at the clock 7:06 p.m.

It took me five minutes to put away a load of whites.  So, again, not criticizing anyone else.  Just encouraging you to only touch your laundry one time!  Makes things a whole lot easier!!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Laundry Quandry

Hey friends!!  Spring has sprung here in Central Missouri!  The temperatures have finally warmed up and we've had lots of sunshine.  We're still behind on rainfall, and hoping the rain in the forecast for tomorrow night actually falls in neck of the woods.  The pastures are way behind on growth, so in order for our cows to have plenty of hay to eat next winter, we need rain and sunshine and GRASS GROWING!! 

I see a lot of blog posts and Instagram squares about women (sorry guys but it is ladies doing most of the laundry) and all their issues with laundry.  They talk about having 10 loads of laundry to do and they're trying to figure out how to get it done (I'm not exaggerating, I've actually read these posts).  They talk about spending the entire weekend doing laundry.  And having laundry baskets full of clean clothes and living out of laundry baskets.  Having loads and loads of laundry folded but not put away and never being caught up with laundry.

Now, before I go on, I want to say that I believe blogs and Instagram and other forms of social media should be used to encourage one another.  I read comments where folks are downright mean and hateful criticizing someone else.  I'm not criticizing anyone, just telling you how I did it. I have never owned a laundry basket in my life.  Never.  I throw a load of laundry in the washer, I put it in the dryer, and I put it away . . . as soon as I take it out of the dryer.   

Never touch clean laundry twice is my best advice for anybody out there struggling with laundry!! 

My husband is a full-time farmer and his clothes are FILTHY, and our two kids were constantly involved in one or more sports.  I work full time so I was gone all day 5 days per week.  I got off work at 5 o'clock every night then drove 30 minutes home.  I did laundry nearly every night.  Never "saved" laundry until the weekend.  And I never struggled with laundry either so I really don't understand why so many people have issues with laundry?  I mean it was just part of my life.  I threw a load in while I was fixing supper.  Then put the clothes in the dryer as soon as the wash cycle was finished.  Then I put it away, most of the time right before I went to bed.  Even a large capacity dryer (which I had) only holds so many clothes.  So open the door and put that laundry away!!  Save yourself moving it to a laundry basket, then wherever you would put clean laundry that you don't put away??  I just don't understand why the laundry quandry for so many people.  Don't touch it twice.  I washed our bed sheets once a week and then put them right back on the beds.  Only had one set of sheets for each bed so no choice but to put them right back on.

Right now I have a load of "whites" in the dryer.  As soon as I get home tonight I'll throw a load of "work" clothes in the washer.  And when I say work clothes they are our farming clothes so believe me, they're really, really dirty.  Once I get the washer going I'll take the towels and such out of the dryer, fold everything then carry it to where it belongs and put it away.  No laundry basket needed.  I mean, really, it doesn't take 5 minutes to fold and put away one load of whites??  The work clothes . . . . when the cycle is done I'll throw those in the dryer and then put them away.  I carry all those jeans and work shirts into our bedroom and put them on the bed.  I fold the jeans in half and put them in the drawer and I take the work shirts and hang them in the closet.  Again, realistically, five minutes maybe?  And it's done. 

One question I do have . . . how can you have 10 loads of clothes??  My husband and I do not have a lot of clothing.  I own 3 pairs of jeans, and he owns maybe 6 pair.  He has maybe 6 or 8 work shirts and a couple of "dress" shirts.  I work full time and will wear the same pair of pants more than once per week.  And that's my choice.  We just don't spend much money on clothing.  But I wonder how many clothes do these people have to have in order to have 10 loads of  dirty clothes???  How many clothes do you need ? ? ?

So what about you?  Did you struggle to keep your laundry caught up?  Are you like me . . . laundry is not a big deal?  Inquiring minds want to hear your laundry story!!