Thursday, October 11, 2007

Random Poll: October - Laundry List

I am trying very hard not to complain.

I am trying to remember that there are people on this planet that still wash their clothes by hand.

But my problem is not the washing. Nor is it the drying. It's the folding and putting away that's unbearable.

I told myself not to blog until It was was complete.

"It" being the clean pile of clothes that has grown exponentially for the last 8 days..On my couch.

It shameful really. Started out 10 days ago. Washed two loads and put them on the couch. I was going to get to it, really. But I had good excuses that week. Really good excuses! My 21 month old nephew had had surgery so I helped my brother and sister in law out just a little bit. The next day, I locked myself out of the house (which, when avoiding laundry isn't so bad now that I think about it). Then the days after that are a bit of a blur, but i know that I was very...busy. You know, washing more laundry and piling it on the couch.

Eventually we would need some space on the couch to sit. This started a sad dance that lasted six days, or so. It went like this: Take the laundry off the couch, pile it into two laundry baskets until they were are over-flowing (the capacity on those babies are amazing!). The next morning, with the intention of folding those clean clothes I would empty the baskets back onto the couch, but then some really incredible and important thing would happen! The phone would ring, the blogs would call, the kids needed to be fed and watered, important.

And so it would go, stuffing the clothes in baskets at night and tossing them on the couch in the morn. The amazing thing is that we don't often go more than a couple of days without someone stopping by or coming in. Last week not one person (except my younger brother, and I can tell you that he probably never even noticed the laundry!) just stopped in...That is a laundry miracle if I ever heard one.

Yesterday I managed to tackle the laundry, sort of...

When I tell you I had laundry to fold, I mean LAUNDRY. Not just two or three, but seven or eight loads. OK, maybe 9. And the load that is clanking int he dryer as we speak.

So i got about two-thirds of the way through and they were all stacked in piles all over my bed (i had moved the massive pile to my room). This was great! Except then a neighbor came over (hence the move) and we chatted, and I got distracted. Until bedtime.


So, today I was supposed to finish before getting on to blog, but I needed a break. My arms are tired.

I know that, if you are reading this blog, chances are if you are a woman with laundry woes of your own, and that you don't feel sorry for me. Not. One. Bit.

But I thought I would try...

Which brings me to the random poll for October:

Tell me what chore have you been avoiding this week (or if your anything, at all, like me, the last week and a half!)?


June Cutoff Cash said...

Oh, my whole house is a wreck. It looks like the set of Sanford and Son. Put off cleaning entirely all week.

Now, laundry? What I do? I tell myself, "You only have to put away 10 things right now. One sock counts as a thing." Then, after 10 things? I am usually into it and finish right up.

Megan said...

Hi, I've been reading your blog off and on for awhile now--I don't know why I haven't commented until now. But I have to agree with you on this one-in fact I have piles of clean, folded laundry sitting all over my couch right now just waiting to be put away. Usually if my husband doesn't put the clothes away after I fold them, they just sit there until they get worn and put back in the dirty clothes pile. I'm HORRIBLE about putting laundry away. I'll wash it, dry it, and fold it (a good excuse to watch tv) no problem, but putting it away? For some reason I have a major aversion to that. :)

spaghettipie said...

how about ironing...oh, say for the past two or three years?

And I laughed out loud at your crazy list. Thanks for sharing!

BTW - did you get my email? I'm dying to know if the pizza crust was soggy! If you want my email address, MEH has it.

Anonymous said...

mr antrancher just finished the Laundry :) and he even put it away :)

Terri said...

Yay! It's not just me!