Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Domesticity

do⋅mes⋅tic⋅i⋅ty  [doh-me-stis-i-tee]

–noun, plural -ties.
1. the state of being domestic; domestic or home life.
2. a domestic or household act, activity, duty, or chore.

Do you have a certain chore that just makes you feel really domesticated? We all have chores and stuff we have to do around the house, but not all of them really make you feel domestic, at least they don't make me feel that way! All except hanging laundry on the clothes line.


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While I am hanging the laundry I think about all the money we are saving by not using the dryer to dry 12 loads of laundry a week, I think about all the chores I have yet to do that day - mind you, not all of them will get done, but that doesn't mean they aren't on the list! I think about how hot it's going to be today and that the laundry will only need to be out for 30 minutes or so before its completely dry. I think about what I need to take out for dinner, what will be for lunch, how many times I will have to tell my daughter to put her toys away or pick up after herself...

I am starting to think I should take that time hanging the laundry to think about what I want for our future, what goals do I have for my family? What dreams do I have for my family? What vacations would I like to see us take? Where will we be in 5 years? Hmm, all things to ponder and hopefully I will have answers to these questions tomorrow, after all, the next load is waiting to be hung on the line...

4 comments:

  1. hello thanks for following me and adding me to your blogroll I've also done the same. annz from mbc

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  2. Just stopping by from SITS and wanted to say hello!

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  3. Enjoyed reading your blog. Keep up the good work!
    Kas

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  4. We LOVE our clothes line....Plus all the $ we save by not using our dryer. We're the only house in our entire subdivision with a clothesline as well.

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