In my entry Spring Green, I mentioned that I have a summer goal to install a clothesline...voila!
Last night I bought a retractable clothesline and Mike hooked it up between our fence and a tree. The children and I spent the morning hanging our first batch of clean clothes. I hadn't done this in a loooonnnggg time, and it was so lovely to take this "chore" time to nurture my children not to mention our clothing.
The air was cool. We were all dancing around. We had time to talk. I instructed. They learned. We talked about the "whys". Sam wants to sell the dryer. I said "no way!" :) It was a time of togetherness and family-ness that was precious to me.
Simple living gives us the time to breathe, to take time to care, and to connect in everyday acts. Who knew that doing the laundry could be such a fun family time? It caused me to slow down, be mindful, and to live life in a fresh way. What started out as a desire to live more "green" became a pathway to sweeter relationships and a clearer soul. All that for just $14.95.