There is Always Laundry

It’s the first full day of summer. I’m sitting alone listening to the rain quietly patter the roof and the windows in the kitchen. Sipping hot coffee in the dim light. Poppy is snoring. David is in the shower and the kids are all still asleep.

We don’t have any plans today but Ella is sick so that kind of limits things. They will probably watch movies all day. But they did that yesterday. And the day before. Summertime colds are the worst…

My mind is pregnant with ideas…things I should do…things I need to do…things that would be fun to do…but I feel a very distinct lack of direction. And a very distinct sense that the sand is pouring through the hourglass at an alarmingly fast pace. Only two summers left until Kate leaves…and then William. And then Henry. Poor Ella will be suffocated with my love and affection when she hits high school (which is coincidentally just about the time she’ll start rolling her eyes at me with a fervor that only a teenager can master.)


The rain is coming in more steadily now. I think I’ll sit and listen to it for a while and fold a load of laundry. No matter what, there is always laundry, isn’t there?

Every day is a gift…make it count.

There is Always Laundry

One thought on “There is Always Laundry

  1. Toni :0) says:

    Ahhh so nice to see you post! I can totally relate as my son is at University of Michigan – Dearborn so he commutes which I’m thankful for as it saves us money and keeps him close. I wasn’t ready for him to leave yet. My daughter is going into her sophomore year in high school and I know these years are fleeting. She’s already told us she wants to go away to school. That will be a seriously hard day for me. As busy as I am taking her to the dance studio for her five classes three days a week come the fall, I’m savoring those days because I know they will be gone soon and it’ll just be Rick and I coming home to an empty house each day after work. That will be a strange time I’m sure.

    Cheers to summer. May you have lots of fun, laughs and s’mores! ☺️

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