Friday, May 7, 2010

How my bubble was burst

I was very happy this afternoon.

Although it was my official day off, I'd got heaps done.

I had chaired a meeting. (8am meetings are not my favourites, particularly when it's supposed to be my day off, but sometimes you've got to do these things)

I had done two loads of washing.

I had organised the music for Sunday's services and got it off to the organist (Friday is pushing it, but I had a funeral to take yesterday which took precedence).

After getting my order of service down I decided to watch a chick flick, then rang a friend for coffee for afternoon tea time.

I came home, intent on getting the washing in and watering the dog, I mean plants, then think about what would be good for dinner. It had been a sufficiently restful day and yet I had got some stuff done as well. Good on me!

As I went to go out the back sliding door to the washing line I was momentarily confused. The washing basket was not sitting under the washing line. I always put the basket up-side-down over the peg bucket under the washing line when I've hung out the last load...


Nevermind, I've got it now.

The chance that the clothes in the washing machine got dry, despite excellent weather for washing day?

... Approximately None!


Emily Sue said...

Oh thanks, you've just reminded me to throw my washing into the dryer! Errr... that's probably not helpful for you, though, right?

(Also - a meeting on your day off? Where are your boundaries????)

Wendy said...

I'm concerned about the second load. Where did it go?

Hippomanic Jen said...

Boundaries go out the window when there simply is NO OTHER MORNING LEFT IN THE WEEK. Except Saturday, and even if Saturday is not my day off, I reserve the right to spend a lazy morning with my Beloved (the only day where one of us isn't working).

So I do have SOME boundaries.

Givinya De Elba said...

I understand about boundary-less ministry. "Work" is done on weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays, at dinnertime, midnight, emails and phonecalls to be dealt with over breakfast. But here's the thing - I hated it when we were in church ministry, and I have no problem with it at all now. And I just love having all my family holidays with camps of 150 teenagers! Shows how things come together when you're in the ministry that's right for you!

(And don't say it will all fall around my ears someday soon - we've been doing this for 10 years and we keep thriving on it!)

Crazy Sister said...

Oh, nuts! Still, better than finding the damp load three days later. Or finding last night's dinner in the oven.

I've done both of those...

Swift Jan said...

I am the WORST for leaving washing in the machine.... I put a load on and get completely side tracked, then it's the school run, playgroup, grocery shopping, etc etc etc... I am hopeless.