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Monday, October 09, 2006


I forgot to take a picture of the table loaded for Thanksgiving again. My excuse is that there were 7 ravenous teenagers (Well,6, because Micha is only 9, but she was ravenous too) filling the kitchen. I am just lucky I didn't lose a finger or two while getting the food on the table. They were barely able to wait until all the food was laid out. We eat buffet style,, so no fancy table settings.

Micha lost two teeth in the evening. That must be a record, in our family anyway. I think they had been loose for awhile so it was nice to get them out.

Finally, here is a picture of my laundry area. Like Darcie, I don't have a "room". This is in the back entry. I didn't get around to cleaning much. The bottles of water are there because we get our water from a well and don't trust it for drinking. I hate the wall color. We have a darkish antique brown in the kitchen. My daughter and I thought we'd be clever and mix in some white to lighten it a bit for the entry and save ourselves a trip to town for more paint. It turned out sort of pink but we went ahead with it anyway. I will repaint it some time. We also have an upright freezer in there and a lot of junk on the shelves. The stuff in the dryer is waiting to go out to the studio. I want to re-cover the pillow and I have a bag with thread there too. If I put things there I remember to take them out because that is the door we use going to the studio. The thing hanging by the door is a clothes pin bag. It looks like an apron but it has pockets to keep cloths pins. I have a clothes line out in back on the edge of the deck. I love the smell of sheets dried outside so I use the clothes line as long as I can until it gets so cold that they freeze while you are trying to hang them up. Then there is a risk of breaking the corners off and wrecking them. They do smell great though.


quiltpixie said...

surprised you even thought of trying to get a pic of the thanksgiving table with that many teenagers around! :-)

meggie said...

Glad you all had a nice Thanksgiving. We dont celebrate that here- not surprisingly, since we are in Australia!

I wouldnt dare post a pic of my laundry! It is a room- but a very small one, & so cluttered with 'stuff'. GOM doesnt like it, & keeps trying to organize it. Even though we put cupboards into it, to try to hide the clutter, it still looks a bit shattered.

Hmmmm perhaps I will let him 'organise'.
He is very good about pegging out the washing for me, & also gets it in, folding as he goes.

We are so lucky to have a climate where we can almost guarantee getting our laundry dry all seasons.

Libby said...

I long to have a clothesline -- everything just smells so wonderful. They are not allowed in housing development.
Glad you had a great Thanksgiving.

ForestJane said...


I don't think anyone's ever lost two teeth after eating one of my Thanksgiving dinners! That'll be a picture to scrapbook... lol

Clare said...

Mmmmm - I love the smell of clean sheets too. Like you, I hang the washing out on the line until the last possible moment. It may take 2 days to dry, but the smell is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving (belated)...Hope you had a wonderful time with the family...I also love to hang my sheets out and towels...Have a good week..Toni

Darcie said...

It always tastes best at Grandma's house! Sounds like it was a great time.

Love your story about the pink paint. That's pretty much how I got my blue paint. I call it my $5 paint job. I'm not that crazy about me blue you with your pink.'s only paint!

Nines said...

Thank you so much for sharing the laundry! I'd like to see "that thing by the back door" a litle closer- I am always needing a new clothespin bag! I have enjoyed browsing your blog- so much going on. What does one eat for Canadian Thanksgiving? And I LOVE the 9-patches! Thanks again for taking the time to snap a picture of your laundry!

Cynthia said...

glad to hear you had a good Thanksgiving.
I love the clothes line i have now which hangs from a brick wall out in the backyard. It doesn't take up much space and can hold three loads of washing.