Do you ever take a break from doing laundry?
Well, I didn't plan on it... it's just that every time I thought about doing a load of laundry I always came to the conclusion that I wasn't feeling like it. I went with that feeling for a little too long... and suddenly 1.5 weeks went by and I found myself at a crossroad. Either get myself down to the basement and tackle the mountain of laundry-- or drive straight to Walmart and buy new socks and undies for everyone in the family.
I opted to do laundry.
I've decided to not be embarrassed about my self initiated holiday from laundry-- instead I'm looking at the positives of the situation... such as:
- I was forced to wear the clothes in the back of my closet because all of my fav's were dirty-- turns out I have more clothes than I thought
- Yesterday I was at home ALL day-- didn't leave-- but I wore my super cute pink jeans because they were the only clean pair of pants left. No sweatpants for me. Turns out pink jeans made for a happy kind of day... Bet you didn't know that!
- For the first time ever my tiny closet felt spacious-- because so many of my clothes were sitting in the laundry room downstairs...
- Caleb ran out of pants (ALL of his jeans and sweatpants were dirty) so yesterday he was forced to wear shorts. They were way too short-- and I now know that he needs new shorts for summer-- I wouldn't have known this if I hadn't been on laundry strike. So really-- my laundry strike was more like wardrobe research-- not laziness.
So as you can imagine-- I spent a whole lot of time in my laundry room-- sorting clothes, doing hand washing, soaking all my kid's stained items (thank goodness for oxyclean) and shuffling load after load.
I would love to have a gorgeous, light filled, laundry room one day-- of course I probably don't deserve one because I apparently don't spend enough time there-- but yesterday I wish I could have been spending my day in this gorgeous laundry room. It's bright, clean, fresh, simple, and has a few pretty accessories that I love.
Anyhow-- three loads into yesterday's laundry marathon I ran out of laundry detergent. Can you guess what I'll be doing today?
And while today is pretty much a normal day (the kids still got up way too early, Doug's at work, and I'm doing laundry) it's a reflective day for me-- I'm reflecting on Christ's sacrifice... and on his great great love for me-- for us. "But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed." Isaiah 53:5