Friday, 16 September 2011

nihil novi

Pierre Bonnard (1867 - 1947)
Modele se deshabillant


MrsM looks in her wardrobe
and says to herself
"If only I can find ONE thing to wear
that is clean AND ironed
I absolutely PROMISE that
I will never ever EVER be so chaotic
about my laundry and ironing again."


And MrsM hears a stern voice
inside her head
which says
"You said that yesterday."

17 comments:

  1. I'd blame the cake-baking, if I were you. There aren't enough hours in the day...

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  2. MrsM - if you are working this hard get someone else to do the ironing - there are plenty of ironing services out there and lots of them will collect and deliver - when I was working full time it was my saviour - now I have a 15yo son who is happy to do it for filthy lucre

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  3. Mrs M, let me introduce you to the pile of ironed laundry sitting on my bedroom floor waiting to be put away, the pile of crumpled laundry waiting to be ironed and the pile of soggy laundry sitting in the washing machine. I am so ashamed.

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  4. Apparently you can pack clothes in the freezer for a bit and they'll freshen up in no time. (A plus, no worries about wrinkles!) Not sure quite what I think of the idea, but it does sound intriguing.

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  5. .... and the day before. At the moment I am with Dotty Cookie. I haven't even got to grips with the washing pile since being away. Don't even mention ironing, it is too painful to contemplate + 'non iron shirts' they lie.

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  6. Julia, does that work on faces too?

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  7. I can't recall the last time I used an iron...

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  8. I sympathize. I am wearing a new blouse today, thank god. My clean laundry is piled on the chair in my bedroom. The dirty is in the basket, where it should be. And there's a pile of discards, tangled with the vacuum cleaner cord (which hurts when you step on it, by the way), in the passageway blocking both the bedroom and bathroom doors. Way to go!

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  9. I could trump you with my slatternly ways. I'm absolutely sure of it.

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  10. I saw a saying on Pinterest the other day which said "A Clean House is The Sign of a Wasted Life". I now plan to live my life according to this so just substitute ironing and laundry instead of clean house and there you have it ... your life is not wasted ...

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  11. Vaguely familiar, only with more half dirty stuff - not ready for the wash, but climatically unappealing.

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  12. Ironing--pleh. A few spins in the dryer will take out wrinkles.

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  13. I still have the iron I bought when I went away to university. It sees the light of day about twice a year. I read that clothes last longer if unironed, so that's what I'm going with.

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  14. Ten minutes in the tumble dryer (low heat setting) with a damp tea towel works for some things.

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