Sunday, September 21, 2008

Talk about domesticity!

I've just finished hanging out my sixth load of washing for the weekend. Three today, three yesterday. Phew! There's still dirty laundry to be washed, but that's enough for me for one weekend. They're just bed sheets anyway - nothing urgent.

I'm not the world's best housekeeper... I wouldn't even call myself a good housekeeper, but there's one thing that I do do. And that's laundry. There's something about it that I just like. Sorting and loading the clothes and detergent first thing in the morning, waiting for the machine to finish - it's a front-loader so takes ages. I often have two machines going at once, utilising the facilities of my friendly next door neighbours*, and have two clothes lines to hang out the washing on.

I enjoy hanging out the washing. I think it's because I get half an hour of peace (or more depending on how many loads I've got!) in the sunshine, listening to the morning sounds... birds, lawnmowers, shouts from the park during soccer season. It's a few moments I have to myself, but being productive at the same time!

But just so you don't think I'm the most perfect housewife, I should let you know that I'm terrible when it comes to folding and putting away all those clean clothes. They sit in their baskets for days before I get around to it. Oh well. Can't have everything, right?

* my parents, if you didn't know!

1 comment:

Shanathalas said...

While I don't think I'll ever get as much enjoyment out of the laundry as you do, I use to get a definite sense of satisfaction from it when we used to have our own washer and dryer. But now we live in a building with 100+ apartments and only 6 washers and 6 dryers. They cost a 1.50$ each load when you can actually get a free one, they very hard on your clothes and often some other tenant has left bleach in the machine that stains our clothes.

My kingdom for my own washer again! I have no idea what I'll do when the bub comes.