Dec
31
2008

  Laundry At Midnight

I didn't intend to be doing laundry at midnight, yet here I am. I was making good progress moving my summer shoes into the storage closets in the new laundry room when Terry asked me to finish it some other time since the noise of the shoeboxes banging together was giving him a headache. He's insufferable when he has a cold, he whines and complains about the slightest thing. I hear a lot of men are that way, they act like complete children when they're sick. Instead of just getting on with it like most women do. In general, I'm trying to stay away from him so I don't get sick myself, so I don't have to listen to it much. But I was irritated to stop in the middle of task I was otherwise likely to finish.

To make up for the lack of completion of putting away the summer shoes and clothes, I threw in a load of laundry. That was around 3pm. But once I started playing my video game again, I totally forgot about it. I remembered when I came upstairs to get ready for bed, so I put the clothes in the dryer. I don't really want to stay up waiting for everything to dry, but neither do I want the clothes to sit wet in the washer overnight since they don't smell very fresh after that. I might compromise and go in and silence the buzzer, and let the clothes stay in the dryer overnight. It's got an automatic sensor so it doesn't fry the clothes (I really like that feature) and I can set it to leave the clothes ever-so-slightly damp. Which I'll probably do, so I can turn it back on in the morning and tumble them for a few more minutes to get rid of the wrinkles.

Yeah, I'm going to have to go with that plan. I can hardly keep my eyes open. I went ahead and closed the shades on the windows in the guest room so at least the sun won't come streaming in at sunrise, but since I don't have blackout curtains or shades I can't help the room getting a little bit bright that early. Hopefully I'll be able to sleep through it. This morning I was hungry when I woke up, so I couldn't go back to sleep and had to just get up and eat breakfast. But I made sure I ate later tonight, and had some fruit just before bed. Hopefully that will tide me over until after 8am.