Laundry Doesn't Take A Holiday! And A Tribute . . .
I have found that there are two jobs that are endless. Dirty dishes and dirty clothes. If you eat, you are going to have dirty dishes. If you live you are going to have dirty clothes! And in my house, laundry usually doesn't take a holiday! And you may be wondering to yourself right about now 'well, why not?' and I'll happily tell you!
The main reason is that we are almost always home on holidays! Way back, even in our dating days, we never went anywhere on holidays. Crowds, crazy people, crowds - hubby hates crowds! And then after I retired and we moved here to Camellia Cottage Monday was just the best day - for me - to do laundry. And eventually, holiday or no, the tradition stuck.
And trust me, there are benefits to doing laundry on holidays!
First and foremost, on holidays, hubby is home. And if hubby is home, when the dryer buzzes, instead of taking out his clothes and folding or hanging them up, I call him to come help and then he folds them and hangs them up, thus freeing up about 1/3 of my laundry time. Cool how that works, huh?
If the laundry is done on the holiday, it isn't carried over to Tuesday and therefore Tuesday is set aside for doing other chores, and thus not putting my oh so tight (NOT!) schedule behind a day. And that allows me to spend the day doing something I'd rather be doing, or that needed doing ages ago and I never got around to before now.
So, since the laundry will be done today, and hubby will be back at work tomorrow, I have given my self a gift of tomorrow - a day that I can spend any way I choose. It's a win/win, people, a true win/win!!!
Hope you are having a safe,happy, fun and memorable Memorial Day! Becky
PostScript: The man in the picture above, the one holding the gun, is D. and this picture was only taken about 3 weeks ago. He is a co-worker of my hubby, and he is now in Afghanistan, in an area where some of the worst fighting is taking place. This is his second or third time to be called up since he's been working with hubby. He and thousands of men and women just like him are not doing much celebrating today. They are working, giving up their days off and their barbecues and their time with their families to protect our freedom. Freedom isn't free, folks, and that is what today is all about - remembering D. and those like him who have served and are serving, and especially those who didn't make it home alive - and giving their all so that we can stay home today and enjoy time with OUR families and OUR barbecues.
And though many people don't pay tribute to them, there is a whole other group of people who don't get a day in their honor - the FAMILIES of these brave men and women! Moms and dads, wives and husbands, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters and friends who, because their loved ones chose to serve US (us as in you and me), have to sacrifice so very, very much!
I am so grateful, and so proud, there just aren't the words to express it, so please, if you are one of these I've just mentioned - a soldier or a loved one of a soldier, please accept my deepest and most heartfelt appreciation and love. Thank You!