Something tells me that a lot of you are like me ~~~ With each new day God gives me, I try to remember to give Him thanks that I am healthy, happy and have a good life.
I am able to get up and do whatever I have planned for the day and for the most part take it with a smile.I will admit, however, I do not like doing dishes. Of course I cram as much as possible into the dishwasher, but those big pots and some Tupperware items, I always hand wash. I can find more things to do before tackling those last minute kitchen duties after supper.
One thing I really don't mind is ironing.
I especially enjoy ironing napkins.
My daughter and I are hosting a baby shower this Sunday in her home. Last weekend while antiquing with my mother I ran across a large damask tablecloth with twelve matching napkins half price! For all of that, the cost was around $17. I only found one stain on a napkin and I'm working on that trying to remove it.
I have found a delightful linen spray called PaperWhites that just makes ironing all the more fun. It has a really soft scent that takes you away to another world as you are pressing the wrinkles out of the linens. The smell stays on your hands long after you have unplugged the iron.
My Rowenta iron is also a pleasure to perform this task with.
Lots of distilled water is helpful too
Sometimes I will turn the tv on to pass the time while ironing if I have a lot while other times I will talk on the phone ~~ Most of the time I do some heavy thinking!
Do you remember these old painted bottles that were used as sprinklers for clothes? This one belonged to my dear mother in law. I really don't use it, but I enjoy looking at it displayed in my laundry room.
Another chore I don't mind is polishing silver. Now by looking at these baby mugs you will say, "Sure she likes to polish silver ~~ why are they so black?" LOL! Well when I finally start polishing I love the transformation of turning a piece from black to shiny silver. We are going to use these baby cups of my daughters at the shower filled with baby white carnations. One of the cups was Mr. Brown Socks when he was a child. It's the one with the dent ~~ typical boy. :)