8 09 2007

I didn’t fall off the edge of the earth or anything, and maybe you didn’t even miss me, but either way:  I’m back!!!!

It looks like I got meme-tagged and am a bit late on the fun, so here’s catching up on that, and then if I have any more time left, I’ll catch up on other blog stuff 🙂

Tammy, at It’s A Wonderful Life, tagged me for these two:

#1

“Here are the rules: Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog post containing your own middle name game facts. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.”

My middle name is Lynn, so here goes:

L – love.  Love is most certainly a fact in my life.  Love for God, for life, for my family, for people, for simple pleasures from the Lord, like the sun on my face or the wind in the trees.  I even love to see the results of adversity in my life (after it’s over – I’m not always there with loving it in the midst of it – some more growing to do 🙂  I love so many things I could sit here and type loves all day.  I’ll spare you, but I’m smilin’

Y – youth. I know what you’re thinking, but bear with me.  I am using the approach of listing the first thing that comes to mind rather than deep thinking, here, ’cause that seems fair and accurate, and the other option may take a lifetime!  I relish youth.  Not just in myself, but just youth in general.  When we are young, everything seems so important, we are generally more passionate about our convictions, sure of ourselves, full of energy for life and unwielding optimism about the world.  I’m not one of those who views these things in the “young and stupid” category (maybe I’m not old enough!).  I’m more of the “sometimes I wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then” sentiment.  I know that wisdom is more valuable, and I love that, too.  But the attitude and outlook of youth has it’s place not only with the young, but with those wise enough to retain some of that for certain areas of their lives.  Get it?

N – New.  I like new things.  I’m not referring to materialism here, but new, as in ideas, experiences, perspectives, knowledge, understanding.  I love to learn new things.  New activities, ways of doing things, ways of looking at things, and new places to visit.

N – Never.  I’m not being negative.  Never enough time to read all I want to read, experience all I want to experience, see all I want to see, accomplish all I want to accomplish, impact all I want to impact, help all I want to help, and on and on and on.  It never ends 🙂  “Life is too short” is such an understatment.

#2

There are no rules for the meme. Add, subtract, change questions, tag whomever you choose (or not), credit me, don’t credit me, whatever. I’m just curious about your laundry!!”

1. In your home, who does the laundry? Me.  I wash, dry, fold and hang, but the kids have to put their clothes away.  Once in awhile, I ask them to put a load in the washer, transfer to the dryer, or they volunteer to do so because there’s something in particular they want clean (or they complained about what wasn’t clean, and I put them to do it themselves if they arent’ happy with how quickly it gets done 🙂

2.Do you sort your laundry? Yes

3. If you sort, how many different color/fabric type groups do you sort it into?  .Lights, light permanent press, darks, dark permanent press, whites, green towels, grey towels, jeans, khakis, delicates.  I know what you’re thinking -dont even go there!

4. Do you hand wash anything?   Nope.

5. Are there any articles of clothing that you send out to be cleaned professionally? Yep.  Not often, but suits and formal dress.

6. If you have any clothes cleaned professionally, is that drycleaning? Or regular laundering/pressing?  Dry Cleaning.

7. At home, what detergent do you use? Any detergent additives that you regularly use?  .Tide.  Bleach.  Color-safe bleach. 

8. What whiteners/brighteners do you use? bleach

9. Do you use any fabric softeners? Yes.  Bounce sheets.

10. How do you handle stains? Tide spot cleaning and if we’re out, tide to go pen.

11. Do you use different water temperatures for your different loads? Yes. Whites get hot, lights, kackis and jeans, and all towels and sheets get warm, darks and delicates get cold.

12. Do you use a tumble dryer, or do you hang your clothes to dry?  I use the dryer for every thing except delicates, swimsuits and moisture-wicking fabrics.

13. In your home, who folds the clothes?  I do, unless I’m in a big hurry (like heading out the door but not wanting to leave clothes to wrinkle)  then, I yell for help and get it without complaint, usually.

14. Where do you fold your clothes? (i.e., in the laundry room, at the kitchen table, etc.) Standing in front of the dryer.

15. Who puts the folded clothes away? I put mine and honey’s away, the kids put theirs away, I usually put away the towels, sheets and such, with occasional help.

16. Do you have a certain day of the week you consider ”laundry day”? No.  I don’t like to let it pile up, so I do a few loads every couple of days.

17. About how many laundry loads do you do per week?  Half a dozen, probably.

18. Do you iron?   Only when absolutely necessary.  I don’t even have an ironing board! LOL

Well, I’m out of time for now, but hopefully I can post later, or tomorrow.  Fancy dinner tonight, with Aretha Franklin entertaining – this one should be fun 🙂 

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3 responses

9 09 2007
snpnmnmi

The children think it’s a hoot that we share a middle name! And you are a much better laundress than I am! Was missing you, but knew you were busy, cause had seen you during the in-between time! Hope your party went well and it wasn’t too uppity!

12 09 2007
amyszoo

Wow, that is just amazing that your laundry is that complicated and categorized. I’m a red, blue or lights kind of girl. It all just goes. I’m just too impatient to go through that much trouble for laundry. You go girl!

17 09 2007
ttjk

Well, there’s that neat-freak thing that I said was sometimes a curse….I can’t stand to see a white that looks pink or greenish, nor a red that isn’t the right tone…so so so…I tell you another annoyance I know. LOL Yes, it’s late, and I’m tired!

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