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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Something I Enjoy...

Hanging laundry.

We live up here in rural Maine, where the air is fresh. The temperatures have been 60's - 70's, with not much rain. Out behind the house, I have a clothesline. I really enjoy hanging the laundry on a good day. Oh sure, I could just throw them in the dryer, but I enjoy the process of picking each piece from the basket, and organizing it on the line to dry. I try to put matching socks together, and I always hang pants by the bottoms, so the waistband (which is the thickest part) will be free to blow in the breeze to dry. T-shirt must be hung by the bottom, or you'll get the pinch marks on the shoulders. I even hang my towels out, and they come back pretty soft.



Sophia puts on her stinky rubber boots (no socks, which is mostly why they're stinky) & plays on her sandpile while I hang, and the pups roam around and often wrestle with each other. On a good day I will hang and dry three large loads of laundry. (Today was a good day!)

The pups are protective, and hang close to Sophia at the sandpile.

Miss Maggie Moo Moo

Diesel Boy aka 'Moose'


Oh, and there is nothing that beats the fresh smell when I take them inside. (The laundry, not the pups!) I fold them as I take them off the line, right into the basket. It's all about time management.

Sophia picks me 'flowers' and is so excited to give them to me.


Oh, the stain on the towel in the top picture? Don't pretend you didn't notice... Diesel lifted his leg and peed on it. Yeah. I was one unhappy camper. He's the male pup, and he pees on everything it would seem. Mr. 'Mark my territory.' We raised the clothesline after that... I dare him to try that again!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sophia looks so cute with the boots on and shovel in hand. Mom

Beverly said...

Ugh!! I love Sophia's outfit, skirt boots and tshirt.

Jewels of My Heart said...

ROFLOL I KNEW IT! I kept waiting for the punch line..... I was going to ask you.... isn't that stain from Diesel? But then I thought, I can't ask that! haha
I was right.... Oh, how I love that pup! Of coarse it is easy to do when he isn't peaing on my laundry or chewing my shoes.... Yep.... this long distance relationship he and I have is working out nicely....

Steffie B. said...

Sophie looks darling....love how the pups protect her and ...um..yeah..I was wondering if that stained towel was your favorite or something...but hey....I was cracking up at the end....but what I want to know is if it went into the folded laundry basket???? lol

Lily Makes 3 said...

Love the pooch pics! Sophia is the cutest too! Great idea to have the sand pile--much more fun than a small sand box!

2China4Ayla said...

Ok the sheer fact that you stated you love to hang your clothes on the clothesline made me do a double read. I detest any part of laundry, washing, drying, hanging, folding....any part of it. To have gone through the trouble of hanging and then have my dog pee on it, I think I would scream. Sophia is adorable in her stinky boots. My Livi loves to wear rubber boots with no socks.

kerri said...

ROLFL, I needed this laugh today, I just love that pup, my dog would do the same if he could lift his leg, too old, just celelbrated 15th birthday.
I love Sophie's sand pile and her trusted body guards, ;)

Anne said...

Wow... this post had this amazing calming effect on me! LOL! I have no idea why, but it just seemed sooo... um... relaxed! Seeing the laundry hanging, Sophia playing in the sand, the dogs watching over Sophia... just so nice! Made me want to get an outside laundry line! But I probably won't since I'm beginning to think winter will never actually leave Western Washington state this year...

nikki said...

I WAS wondering about the stain...
and Sophia is so cute outside playing in the dirt. She and Lily would have a blast together!

Kimber said...

I LOVE the smell of line dried laundry!!! Unfortunately we live in a neighborhood that has banned it! MAN! Very cute post:)

Kimber said...

I LOVE the smell of line dried laundry!!! Unfortunately we live in a neighborhood that has banned it! MAN! Very cute post:)

Steffie B. said...

haven't you re-washed that yet????sheeesh! lol

Lauren and Ed said...

LOL! I was wondering what that yellow spot was. Sophia looks adorable in those boots! :)

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