Saturday, August 15, 2009

Moving A Mountain



So much for Tuesday’s twenty-two-sleeps-until-it’s-Spring-knitting-storm. Winter is so last season. Spring is right here. Right now.

I know this, because the seemingly permanent geographical feature in our laundry, has been reduced to a mere ‘Two More Washing Loads And Someone’s A Domestic Goddess’ blip. A blustery, twenty-one degree Saturday, was a blessing for this Mum, after a tough couple of days. While I’m not about to shout it out loud or anything, there is therapy to be found in hanging washing on a line, finding the glimpses of sky, the crisp smell of blown about, clean laundry. There is a quiet to be stolen in commandeering the trampoline for folding and sorting and a tiny snooze-let in the sun, camouflaged from the rest of the world by a stack of pyjamas and a teetering odd sock pile.

23 comments:

CurlyPops said...

I hope the washing therapy helped to brighten your day!

clare's craftroom said...

What a lovely post , thankyou .

Anonymous said...

Funny, did the same thing today!What a glorious sunny day!
Have a good week T!
Love Jen :)

Sherrin said...

Seems too early for Spring, but I've been feeling it for ages. Time to put away the clothes horse and revel in the sun!

Amanda said...

Smiles..what a lovely picture!! Instead of feeling spoiled that I have a dryer for that sort of thing. I am totally jealous :P

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

There's nothing like a snooze-let to perk one up . That and achieving laundry nearly-nothingness . I will ignore the fact that , since you're getting Spring , our Autumn isn't too far away and marvel at the fact we both have sun and a blue sky !

One Flew Over said...

When the sun is shining everything always seems a little better. I hope the wind blows away the hard stuff x

Nikki said...

Oh for a wee snooz-let in the sun.... I was also moving laundry mountains here. It was a great feeling, and I slept soundly in wind-dried sheets last night.

Mel said...

Mmmm nothing like nice sun dried laundry (I love it so much I sometimes stare wistfully at it and then obsessively sniff every piece as I fold it ... did I just say that out loud?). have a whole day of laundry planned here, doona cover included because it's predicted to get to 29 degrees baby! Bring it on!

Christina Lowry said...

Few chores rival the feeling of completing all the washing.

When all the clothes, towels etc. have been washed, folded and put away, I look at the empty clothes baskets and feel like I have just climbed a house work mountain and am celebrating my victory at the top, flag flying high until the next load of laundry piles up...

:)

Kylie said...

Ah the serenity of an empty washing basket...! It's been so beautiful lately, hasn't it? Lovely post :) K

Leonie Guld said...

The sun's been-a-shining here to.. Yipppeeeee!

Maree: said...

The simple peasure of haning out the washing and seeing it flapping in the wind....
You are sounding much better this post...
cheers

Kylie said...

Ahhh! Some snoozing in the sun, freshly washed clothes, kids playing outside for a change. It was lovely while it lasted. Bring on more of that wonderful spring I say!

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Michelle said...

Doing my laundry is my Saturday morning therapy. I agree with you - there is something consoling about the routine, and the smell of fresh washing on the line, and the feel of the sun on my face as I reach up to the clothes line.

Hope you have a lovely Sunday too!

Nikki Cardigan said...

Sunshine is an amazing medicine. While it can't fix things, it can help you to feel a little better.

Sandrine said...

Oh Laundry hanging does not sound like therapy any more since I have two little miss that just like to change clothes way tooooo ofen to my taste!But yes the sun light is my doctor too;)Hope you get lots of it over your side too ;)

beck said...

Wasn't yesterday the best???!! I too had sheets aplenty swinging in the breeze. The chooks watched in amazement from their yard. In their living memory they probably haven't seen me wielding pegs and whistling cheerfully as I hung out the washing. It's been THAT LONG. Then there was today. Hmmm...

Cath from chunkychooky said...

Exactly!! yes... and then I feel so wrong and like I am letting the sisterhood down... when I think to myself - what a great washing day!!!
I do love to see the sheets going aorund the hills hoist- we bought a house without one and I had to get one- we found a really old one that someone didn't want and cemented it in... I didn't feel like I was home until I could see it... and one of my fave baby photos is of all a hills hoist full of cloth nappies!

REread said...

bring on spring ... yay

Madeline said...

Spring has such a way of opening one's eyes to the beauty of the everyday. What a beautiful season.

PottyMouthMama said...

I agree, that perfect rhythym that can be created, those almost meditative minutes pegging the clothes up. And then that satisfaction of sun-kissed clothing in the early afternoon.