At Home With The Hinsons

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I Heart Ironing

Hi all, happy Wednesday!
Today's gloomy weather has me proud to be home.
It's the perfect day to be doing my Mama Work.

For those of you new here Mama Work ='s
cleaning bathrooms, dusting, mopping, laundry,
sometimes it includes redecoranging & crafty creations,
but it always includes running errands and shuffling kids.
Now you understand, Mama Work.
Feel free to use the term. :)

Today's to do list consisted of a little bit of everything.
One such thing was laundry.
Ugh, why oh why do I not stay on top of this chore??
I'm trying to do 2 loads per day.
At that rate I might get caught up...
in this lifetime.

Instead of focusing on the piles of socks that need mates
I turned instead to ironing.
Why do I heart ironing?!
Is it because it makes getting dressed easier
OR because I feel like all those little hangers are smiling at me with their freshly pressed clothes?!
I'm a loser I know,
but really,
I enjoy the simple things in life. :)

Which, brings me to my point...
my trusty sidekick Shark iron is on its last leg.
For real.
It requires frequent resuscitation.
Think: Annie, Annie are you ok?
Except it's: Oh I'm so sorry I dropped you all those times, PLEASE don't die today! (as a shake it back to life)
So I'm wondering, what iron do you have/love/wish was yours?
I will use this baby until there's no life left.
But in the meantime I should prepare a replacement.

Lastly a side note,
on Monday my friend Jennifer brought her kids over to play.
While we chatted I ironed a few things.
I was ironing one of James dress shirts when I realized it didn't look right.
I grabbed my glasses only to find the shirt I was diligently working on was inside out.
I looked at Jennifer and said,
Oh my, I can't believe I did that!
Her response??
Well, I wondered what you were doing?!

So my new motto is:
Friends don't let friends starch and iron wrong side out! :)

Thanks for stopping by to visit.
My lunch break is over
so I'm off to finish today's Mama Work.


Rachel McPhillips said...

I love my Rowenta iron. It's a little pricey, but what in our house, isn't? I love it and my $200 hair dryer!

La TempĂȘte said...

I must say, ironing is not fun for me. My husband loves it, so the lucky guy gets as much as he can handle! Haha.

I love to bake and cook though. That has to be my favourite.

Kala said...

You know ironically I love to iron too! Does that makes us weird? I like to think not :) I just have a Black and Decker iron and it works really well. I think a good spray starch makes all the difference in the world. Happy ironing!

Anonymous said...

I don't necessarily like ironing but I love the feeling that I get when I look at all of the freshly ironed things I just FINISHED ironing! Love the "friends don't let friends..." too funny. :-)

Amber said...

I hate ironing so much. You are now my hero. And just for the record, I'm considering buying you a plane ticket so you can come teach me to have a passion for my ironing board. :)

The Sanders Family said...

Bless your heart for loving ironing girl. My husband would surely love it if I would iron his clothes. Instead I send him to work in wrinkled ones. My philosophy is, you spend so much time ironing only to have your husband or kids wrinkle the clothes you spent so much time on in 30 minutes tops. Bad philosophy, I know! All I can say is, you go girl!

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

I LOVE to vacuum but DISLIKE ironing!

Pineapple Princess said...

I just can't get over how gorgeous your blog is! :)

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