We are back from vacation! I love having vacations one right after another… even if they are only 2 days long. For this one we visited one of my most favorite people in Woodstock, NY. We spent two nights camping there and days exploring my former wonderful hometown – Po-town, NY. We visited town sites and our alma mater and even stalked a campus tour so that we could break into my old dorm. Fun!
That, however, is not the kind of fun I have broken my internet-silence to tell you about. This kind of fun, my friends, is truly thrilling.
Okay, maybe my life is not that exciting, but I am seriously loving line-drying. We don’t actually do it on a clothesline, as you can see; instead we have a couple different racks that we set up on the deck in the sun, and then we collect our clothes and they smell wonderful. You know those fabric softeners that are scented with delicious things like Lavender and Fresh Breeze? Guys, this is for serious fresh breeze scent! All natural!
I recently found on someone else’s blog this preview for a movie about clotheslines. It’s a bit of a long preview, but fascinating.
One big thing I learned (but honestly haven’t checked up on) is that using a dryer is the single biggest energy-suck in your house. Since we have no money, I would love to eliminate what is costing us the most – and since we have the backyard space and our clothes smell delightful, it’s even fun. I hate doing laundry, but suddenly I’m finding something almost meditative about lining each article of clothing on the rack and then folding it as it dries.
I admit that this isn’t the most inspiring thing I’ve ever written, but coming back from a nice, slow camping trip with good people made me slow down, and I love that. And drying my clothes on a rack makes me slow down too. With all this wedding stuff, not to mention the fact that I need to have a to-do list running all the time and I am always reviewing it in my head… something to slow me down is a good, good thing.
What do you do to slow down? Did you actually watch that long preview, and if you did what do you think? What are your clothesline-y thoughts?
*If you’re wondering what the original clothesline project is, you can find info here: The Clothesline Project.