Today is the first day that the sun has broken thru the dreary, rainy clouds in almost a week. I was so excited this morning when I saw the first remnants of light bursting over the mountain top, streaming thru the windows, and washing over every surface that surrounded me. Absolutely giddy! What can I say? It doesn’t take much to excite me.
So anyway, it occured to me, that I’d be able to utilize our clothesline today. And that excited me. Absolutely giddy! I know, I know… there’s something terribly wrong with me.
But, all possible mental illness aside, I truly enjoy hanging the wash out on the clothes line to dry. I like the feel of the crisp morning air when I first set out with my task. I like the smell of the clean clothes as I’m hanging each of them on the line. I like the sight of the clothes hanging all neatly in a row. I like taking them all down at the end of the day and smelling that “line dried smell” mingling with the laundry detergent. I like the sense of accomplishment I get when everything’s folded and put away neatly.
Yeah, it takes longer to actually get done with the laundry, but somehow, it just feels right. 🙂