Whether you work or are at home, quiet moments, alone are hard to come by. Sometimes they come in surprising places. One place I can steal a quiet moment is hanging laundry on the line.
Even though laundry is often overwhelming to me, I love to hang it on the line. Yesterday, I was hanging table cloths and towels up and it was so peaceful. It was a beautiful fall day, in the 60's and sunny. There was a light breeze that rustled the leaves that remain on the trees, and the birds were singing. It was a perfect day to be outside, yet I had responsibilities to tend to inside, except for those moments stolen at the clothes line.
I use the clothes line all year. In fact, I think it dries better in some of the cooler months, as long as there is a breeze and sun. I imagine it has to do with the humidity in the air. It cuts our electric bill, the sun is the best stain remover, it is better for cloth diapers, and I prefer towels, sheets and table cloths dried on the line. Depending on my time and the weather I will dry all the laundry on the line, but I usually use the line for the non- clothing items in the laundry. Being able to do something frugal for my family, while grabbing a moment of peace for me is very satisfying.
Where do you find a moment of peace and quiet? Are there simple tasks that are satisfying to you? Share your ideas!
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