Monday, October 24, 2011
The Dreaded Chore of Ironing!!!
I spent a couple days last week, pulling out fall/ winter clothes. And putting away light breezy summer clothes.. And with that job, came lots of washing and ironing... As I stood at the ironing board, really dreading the big basket of over flowing clothes, I thought about the ladies of old. Many of them, had to go haul in water to wash, and heat a "heavy iron" from the cooking stove , to iron the families clothes. It would be a definite all day job.
Wow.... Now why should I be complaining about my basket of ironing... Not only did I throw them in the washing machine , turn on the button and let them wash "by themselves"... But , I turned on an electric iron, that got hot all by itself.. It is very light weight. So .. I must remind myself.. My overflowing basket, is not so bad after all..
As I thought of my grandparents and their ways... I ironed away, and in no time, my much dreaded ironing basket was EMPTY!!!