Laundry marathon

(Izzy & Bella helping with the washing up. Photo by Robin. November 2007)

Last week was one of those weeks where I just couldn’t seem to work up the energy to do all the things that needed to be done. I blame it on jet-lag.

Even when I did get around to doing chores, I felt as though I was spinning my wheels. I can’t blame that on jet-lag. It’s a common enough feeling when it comes to household chores and home care.

In an effort to pull myself out of the household doldrums, I made a grand declaration: I would catch up on the laundry, including the ironing, over the course of two days last week.

I didn’t do it. That’s the problem with the doldrums. It’s hard to get out of them.

(Photo by Robin. November 2007)

Over the weekend I made a small dent in the mountains of laundry. It was a decent start. Today I woke up, saw the sun was shining (didn’t expect that!), and decided it would be a good day to challenge myself to a laundry marathon.

I will work on the laundry today until it is finished caught up. That includes all of the ironing.

The real challenge here is the ironing. I don’t like ironing at the best of times, but it’s become a big pain in the arse lately because of the kittens. They seem to think the cord of the iron is their own personal toy. No amount of noise or squirting them with water deters them from their path towards the iron and/or the cord. (As you might have surmised from the photos above, squirting Izzy and Bella with water is useless as a disciplinary and/or teaching tool. They enjoy playing in water.) I worry that I’ll burn them or myself. A little burn might teach them a thing or two. Somehow I think it’s more likely I’ll be the one burned. Those kittens have an amazing amount of good luck.

The trick, I believe, will be to do it while they’re taking their long afternoon nap.

Wish me luck.

15 Comments on “Laundry marathon”

  1. your niece says:

    awwwww! how cute and funny!!!<33

  2. Robin says:

    Hey, Niece. How goes it?

  3. your niece shelby says:

    good i just got ur message and never mind about the comment thing cause i just checked this after i read ur email. 😛 8) <333

  4. English Nutter says:

    I have the same problem, except it’s S not kittens, who wants to play with the cord. And I hate ironing, so where’s the incentive to do it when I have free time? I reckon the crumpled look is in fashion anyway. Wanna join me? We could set a new trend.

  5. Robin says:

    Yes! Sounds like a great trend to me.

  6. Alto2 says:

    After water, the next best cat-deterrent is citrus. You can squeeze a little citrus zest on the iron cord and see if that doesn’t keep the kitties away.

  7. your niece shelby :P says:

    Can I join the trend to? Cause my clothes are in style and I can really make that look in style!

  8. your niece shelby says:

    Who ever said school would be easy? I mean all we do is work and my teacher stands up at the board and tells us to right these long essays on nothing. Like one time she made us right a UFO paper and we didn’t even use it at all!!!!

  9. your niece shelby says:

    Alto2, very funny!!!!

  10. Robin says:

    Hi, Shelby!

    Bored today? 😉

  11. your niece shelby says:

    Hi! Yeah, I’m bored Noah and I have half days, but tomorrow is the last day of school for the week for us. Why do you ask if I’m bored?<333

  12. your niece shelby says:

    Can I join Alto2 and your trend? Cause I could make that trend in style!!;)

  13. your niece shelby says:


  14. Robin says:

    I asked because you’ve been commenting all over the blog and I figured if you had something better to do, you’d be doing it. 🙂

    It’s the English Nutter’s trend. She’s a friend of mine from England. She hates ironing as much as I do.

    You can join us if your mom says it’s ok. 😛

  15. your niece shelby says:

    Yeah I was bored but not anymore. Cool, thanks for letting me.

    Shelby <3333 🙂

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