“Long live your laundry!”

Wonder of wonders: my first laundry load is in the dryer and the second is in the washing machine. No longer does the bag of laundry lying there by the cellar door haunt me. My victory lap was well-earned. Tomorrow, though, I change my bed and the laundry bag gets filled anew. It is an endless cycle. Blame Adam and Eve who in being thrown out of the garden had to drop the leaves and don clothing.

It’s a sprawl in the sun on the rug by the door morning for the cats, proof that spring is finally entrenched. Last night stayed in the 50’s. Today is lovely, a word not often heard anymore, but it fits perfectly.

It is is plant and flower buying day, one of favorite days of the year. I’ll shop for herbs and veggies for the two small gardens and for flowers to fill the deck window boxes and clay pots, some of which need replacing. All this shopping frenzy is in preparation for tomorrow, opening day. My factotum, Skip, is coming to clean the deck and decorate it and the yard for summer, weed the two gardens then plant the herbs and veggies, fill all the window boxes and pots which sit on the deck rail with new soil and both flowers and herbs then finally de-spider and clean the outside shower. The deck is covered in pine pollen so it will not only need sweeping but also washing. The fence around the veggie garden needs some work as a few of the fence boards broke over the winter and Gracie has dug a few holes in the garden. She is a champion hole-digger.

My dryer has just announced the first load is dry and ready for folding and the second load is set to take its place. I do feel accomplished.

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15 Comments on ““Long live your laundry!””

  1. Hedley Says:

    Hills Hoist – Nuff Said

  2. olof1 Says:

    Warm and nice here today, the predictions for tomorrow is either cold and rainy or warm and somewhat rainy :;-) I guess we’re at the border of another low pressure and I hope we’ll stay bon the warm side.

    Lots of holes here to but usually smaller ones, my dogs dig up dandelion roots and eat them, well they eat the entire plant but seems to love those roots. They still make a coffee substitue from dandelion roots, they roast them and it was the most popular coffee substiture here during WW2. I really need to buy some and try it 🙂

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      A perfect day today with a nice breeze keeping it from getting too warm. I guess we’ll have nice weather for s few days.

      Gracie eats the grass in the back yard. She has always been a grazer. I know you can make wine from dandelions. I haven’t ever tried it.

      Have a great evening1

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    My laundry is still by the door. There’s not enough in it yet to warrant tossing it down the cellar stairs. Maybe Wednesday. It’s supposed to rain then.
    Nevertheless, I have accomplished things. Bill paying is done, lawn watering is done, dog walking is half done for the day. I’ve done a grocery order. Now I’m going out in search of a good hot dog. I have no idea where.

    It’s warmer up here than you are. No sea breeze. But it’s still pleasant. I’ll take it.
    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I added to the bag so it was heavy enough to warrant throwing it down the cellar stairs. I am now happy to say the laundry is done!

      I am going to do a grocery order tonight, but I did buy all my plants, flowers, pots and soil and made about 7 trips from the car to the walk to empty the trunk.

      The breeze is wonderful!

  4. im6 Says:

    Yesterday, greg mpls posted the video of It’s A Beautiful Day’s “White Bird” saying what a great summer song it is. That made me think of another great IABD summer song titled, appropriately, “Hot Summer Day.” Thought you might enjoy more musical stylings from David & Linda LaFlamme and band:

    • im6 Says:

      Well, looks like you’ll get the opportunity to listen to more than I bargained for. The song I mentioned is third in this lineup, but you can’t go wrong listening to “Girl With No Eyes” and “Bombay Calling” and more. Incidentally, if “Bombay Calling” reminds anyone of Deep Purple’s “Child In Time,” it should. DP has acknowledged appropriating the distinctive opening riff. IABD returned the favor by using part of a Purple song in one of theirs.

      • katry Says:

        I couldn’t hear the second song well but I liked the first and third, especially Hot Summer Day. I hadn’t heard of this group until Greg’s posting yesterday, and I am still wondering why not. They do have a sound which seems familiar reminiscent of another group, but the name eludes me.

        Thank you

  5. Birgit Says:

    Opening day? I understand that this time it’s not about baseball, but what or which season will be opened tomorrow?
    It’s sunny and warm, the laundry is dries quickly in the sun and I’m not planting but already de-planting. Spring started very early this year and some of this green stuff tries to take over the garden. (These lovely and innocent looking lilies of the valley for instance. No horror movies about these threat of mankind yet?)
    The first garden raspberry was ripe today and it was delicious. The fruit season has started 🙂

    • katry Says:

      It is deck opening day which announces the arrival of warm weather, morning coffee and papers on the deck and Saturday night movies. I have friends coming to dinner on Wednesday, the first event of the season.

      No outside drying here as my clothes would be filled with pollen. Yup, the lilies of the valley are spreading all over my backyard. The reason I don’t predict the end of mankind in a field of lilies is they came from my mother’s yard, and I’m a bit protective.

      Wow, the first raspberry-you are way ahead of us.

  6. Cuidado Says:

    I am on my second load of laundry here at 7:04 and my day will revolve around the same. My son has a high capacity washer and once they are up and gone to work I will go back and forth all day washing blankets and hanging them on the line to dry. Already I can’t wait to go to bed tonight to crawl into those wonderful smelling bedclothes.

    • katry Says:

      I think 7:04 itself is a burden let alone doing laundry.

      No one here hangs out laundry. I don’t even think anyone has lines. My nose would love that fresh smell but my allergies wouldn’t.

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