Monday Moments~ It seems like lately, life has been a series of minor mishaps - nothing serious, just a serious drain on time for little reason except for poor decision making, carelessness, or pure bad luck. One thing that irks me is losing time to things that could have been avoided especially when the end result is really nothing that didn't preexist because time is precious! Have you ever wondered what happens if you wash a magazine in your washing machine...with laundry inside? I hope not! But, just in case you have, merely look at these pictures and consider the experiment done.
Mishap number one happened a few weeks ago. Laundry is something I get done. I don't often do it with loving care or fond affection. It more resembles throwing clothes as quickly as I can into machines and then trying to carve some time out to get them all back in their rightful homes; frequently when I need the basket to do the next week's laundry. Much to my dismay, on my last load for the week, a delicate cycle which was last because I had carefully pretreated a few items, I opened the lid and saw Picture 1 + clothes. My first thought was, "darn it - why do the kids always put stuff in their pockets". Then I realized, "DARN IT - that was our really nice, thick magazine that used to be laying on top of the dryer!" See Picture 2 - oops. The magazine was obviously a lost cause, and all of that laundry...the delicate white tablecloth...back to the sink for pretreatment and more washing. With all of the ink and dyes, I was worried that the magazine was the least of my worries, and I had just irreparably damaged all of the laundry. While the laundry was soaking I had to clean my washing machine - the inside - isn't that the part that you don't have to clean because it gets washed every time you hit "start"? I didn't think I would ever vacuum the inside of my washing machine, but I can now check that off my bucket list.
The week continued in similar fashion, but I will spare you the details and leave you with a final thought for this Monday: do things right the first time, and then remember that things are still going to happen, so keep a sense of humor!