Well....it has been one of those kind of weeks. Actually, two weeks...
We are hardly into October and already we have had our share of colds, flus, bronchitis and one near-miss with pneumonia.
Three soccer games, two weekends of church, a few homeschool-group events missed....and one beautiful, sunny Saturday afternoon spent in the ER.
It reminds me all over again of why I need to be so careful about what my family is eating...you know: less sugar, more garlic, whole grains, fruits and veggies. More God-made food, less man-made. The usual healthy routine.
I also need to remember to stock up on herbs and vitamins....and have all those home-remedies ready to go. I had gotten away from all of those things during our busy...and flu-free...summer!
Weeks like these leave me with a lot of laundry to catch up on. My family of six manages to produce a lot of dirty clothing in short order - nothing unusual, I know! Never the less, I am amazed, every time, at how fast the piles grow. I have nothing but complete respect for all those mamas who manage the laundry of families so much larger than mine!
My laundry load count (to be washed) as of yesterday morning : 14. For me, in the stage of mommyhood and homemaking that I am in right now....that is a lot. The most we've ever had thus far.
I did something this week that I've never done before. I've always intended to...but have never actually gotten round to making it happen. But at last, I did it, and now I am in love :
Thank you, Mom, for all of your advice and encouragement to give this a try! You were so very right ;)
Some things I've learned this week about line-drying your laundry....
It is possible to do a lot of laundry in two days of good weather.
I had no idea how incredibly f r e s h everything would smell! (Or that bees seem to like the smell, too!)
That it would be so beautiful. I don't think my yard has ever seemed so lovely. Don't ask me why...I can't tell you. It just is.
And it's peaceful. Quiet. How did the labor of doing all this laundry end up being so therapeutic for my soul? Again, I can't tell you, and it really doesn't make sense. But it did.
My children thought so, too! They have never been so anxious to help out with this task!
(Well...the older three were. Peanut was happy to play in the sandbox!)
Why oh why did I wait until what are probably our last few warm days of fall to try this??
I am liberated. I don't think I will ever again allow my laundry to intimidate me...next time the piles loom large...I might even welcome the work. :)