5.26.2009

i have GOT to get motivated...

to start hanging the laundry again. the weather here has been perfect--warm with a good breeze to help get the wrinkles out. last summer, i committed the entire month of july to exclusive hang drying. july turned into august, august melted into september. before i knew it, we'd gone a quarter of a year without turning on the dryer at all. hanging the laundry became a way of life, and i sincerely didn't mind. this year, things feel different. it may have something to do with an into-everything lucy, or perhaps the fact that i am pregnant with valley-baby #2 (for those of you that didn't already know--lucy will be a big sister in early november!). but i suspect it's more of just a laziness on my part--pushing a pile of wet laundry into the dryer is just toooo easy. and lucy loves to help me in this chore, which is adorable in itself. 

well, she'll just have to get used to handing me clothespins instead--i hearby commit myself to hanging all diaper laundry for the last few days of this month, along with the entire month of june. i'm hoping that it'll be the kick-start i need to get going on hanging all of our laundry again. 

i will, of course, report back on any and all of my shortcomings. not that there will be any, right?

5 comments:

~M~ said...

Congratulations on Valley baby #2!

hulalula said...

Congrats! I didn't know about baby #2!

I really need to get a move on with my clothes line. The yard is ready for it. The weather is ready for it. And yet, it sits in my garage...
I'm getting a little skeeved out by all the tent worms we have eveywhere in our back yard. I'm afraid they'll take up residence in my laundry. Any suggestions?

erin said...

hula--we had bug problems too with our laundry last year. mostly ants and a few spiders, plus some gnat looking things. i found that they were all most attracted (or getting stuck) in the microfiber inserts of lucy's diapers. they were also most attracted to bright white instead of darks.

spraying either end of the laundry line with *cough* raid *cough* helped wonderfully with the crawlers. the fliers were another story, i always made sure to just do a once-over on every piece of laundry before folding it up. a good shake-out was helpful if there was a little bug relaxing on something.

good luck!

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