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Monday, February 4, 2008

Typical Monday

Well, it has been a typical Monday. Monday blahs. The start of a new work week.

When I was growing up we did the same chores each week. Monday was always wash day. That meant going to the creek for water, heating it on the cook stove or out back over an open fire, getting out the washtubs, washing the clothes, carrying more water from the creek for rinsing, hanging the clothes on the clothesline to dry. After the clothes were dried you had to put them away again. Boy, I am glad I don't hve to do all that work on a Monday. My grandmother had dishtowels with chores for every day of the week embroidered on them.

Monday: Wash Day
Tuesday: Ironing Day
Wednesday: Sewing Day
Thursday: Market Day
Friday: Cleaning Day
Saturday: Baking Day
Sunday: Day of Rest

For the most part, she followed those same chore days week after week. In today's world we don't follow a schedule like that.
I wash the clothes when they get dirty. Any day(or night) of the week works for me.
As for ironing, I threw the iron out years ago!!
Sewing, I sew when the mood strikes me. However, I have been sewing more lately.
Market Day is every time I am hungry and pass a grocery store.
Cleaning - if the mountain gets too high - it's time to do something about it. (Just kidding).
Baking Day - Good thing the bakery is just around the corner.
A day to rest - or catch up on all the work I should have done throughout the week.
No wonder I am tired on Monday. I have to go back to work to rest up!

There you have it - a typical Monday. In the words of my father, "Thats it for Today".

Oh and one other thing. Happy Birthday Deborah!! You're not geting older - only better!!

1 comment:

Debbie & Rod said...

As I was going to the laundromat I realized it was Monday and I thought, Oh no, it's going to be crowded. I remember when EVERYBODY did their laundry on Monday. I didn't need to worry here in Rutledge, GA. Not a single person in there.

Thanks for the comment on my blog the other day. It's nice to know that people are reading it.