My Favorite Things!

I recently called my sister Nanette to thank her for teaching me how to use bleach with my laundry! It is crazy that I am well into my 40's and never had used bleach because I didn't know how to do it without ruining my clothes.    Anyway, it got me thinking of all the simple pleasures in my life that make it easier and how I really couldn't do without some of these. So here is my list of simple pleasures and why.  

This is really a three fold simple pleasure; a main floor laundry room - oh my gosh, how did I do without?   No wonder the laundry never got done!   Love the fact that it is easy to get to and I don't have to be running down to the basement.   Secondly, I love the new front end washer and dryer.   You can do such more laundry.   Lastly, the laundry sink is a Godsend!   Kai for a while really needed a daily bath because he gets a bottle at night and sometimes the milk gets on him and he is pretty stinky.   My mom suggested I bath him in the laundry tub every morning and it has worked out perfectly.   He loves it, he is clean and fresh as a daisy with very little hassle.  LOVE LOVE LOVE my main floor laundry room!

Does it get any simpler than this?  I don't know what you call these but they catch all the food when you rinse dishes.   We are out in the country and need to be very careful what gets down the drain because we have a septic system.  Doesn't the normal drain stopper always sits in the sink cockeyed?   All these big chunks of food are running down the drain and you wonder why do I have that cockeyed drain in there?   Anyway, this has really fixed the problem for me.   I use this side to rinse and drain foods and wash my dishes on the other side.  My mother in law Rudene suggested this to me and I am on my second one. 

I am not sure what this is called, maybe a lenard?   I am a scatterbrain on my best days.   Honestly, if my head wasn't attached to my body I would spend the day looking for it.   That was my life before I found this lenard or let's call it a key chain.   By the way, Dan hates this lenard or key chain thingy and refuses to wear it.   He must think it is like wearing a sign saying "I am too stupid to keep track of my keys unless they are wrapped around my head".    And yes, I have had a few days that I have looked for my keys and they were wrapped around my neck...but those days are few and far between. 

My computer (with all little fingerprint smudges and all) is definitely my very favorite item because it keeps me connected to the outside world.   My life as I use to know it has shrunk dramatically since getting the kids.   My social world is through the computer.   I read the yahoo news and  I am on several adoption yahoo groups, I love getting emails and keeping up with facebook.   Even this blog is one of my ways to stay connected to all of you and I need my trusty computer to do it.  Feel free to share your favorites!

1 comment:

Jeannine said...

I really enjoyed this post. I am a person who claims to have no favorites. It is interesting to me how your favorite things are not extravagant but practical. Sounds right...love you, Jeannine