Wednesday, September 25, 2013

hanging laundry.

I came across this pin the other day, and thought to myself: Genius.
We just happened to have that same track holding up boards (to make a shelf...duh) in our laundry room!
The shelf was cluttered with half used bottles of cleaning stuff and dusting stuff and...well, actual I thought "what a perfect use of that space! and bonus- half the work is already done!" So I made a trip to BigLots for some baskets, came home and voila!
I had to move the tracks out just a tad to hold the baskets right, but that only took about 5 minutes.
My sister asked what the weight limit for the baskets is and my answer: I have no idea. Instead of just having 2 (one for me, one for hubby) I got 4: one for towels- which is the bottom one since towels get a little heavy, one for hubby's uniforms, one for his regular clothes and one for my clothes. I figure each basket should hold a load of laundry, so once one is full, it goes into the washer & dryer. That same basket is then used to carry the clean laundry to where it belongs! *fingers crossed, we have found a system that works for us!*

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

{"...where were you?"}

I was a senior in high school. After 1st period, I was walking through the halls and caught bits and pieces of conversations...something was happening. 
 I got settled at my desk for 2nd period English Lit. and that's when I found out. 
My friend, Brian, sat down at his desk next to me and asked "...did you hear? Isn't that crazy?"..."What?" I replied. He then told me that an airplane had crashed into one of the World Trade Center buildings in New York. 
I remember feeling sad, and praying for everyone involved. 
The bell rang, class began. didn't. 
Brian, J.R. and Clay had managed to get the old tv plugged in and the antenna to pick up the news channels. We sat in shocked silence, watched as the second tower was hit. 
We lost our childhood that morning. 
The world we knew before second period would never be the same.

Monday, September 2, 2013

{giving thanks}

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!  ~Henry Ward Beecher

  • for employment that more than pays the bills.
  • for weekend getaways spent in the company of family.
  • for waking to refreshing summer thunderstorms.
  • for safe travels and good conversation.
  • for delicious meals (and peach pie! and birthday cake!) prepared from scratch.
  • for the sweet kisses of puppies excited to have you home.
  • for these things I am so very thankful.