Sunday quiet time

Usually on Sunday afternoon if I can’t be outside I like to retreat to our guest room and catch up on my ironing.  This winter I procrastinated and let it pile up and I had my laundry hamper filled way beyond capacity.  It would all have fit into three large laundry baskets but in my defense about half of the laundry were dress shirts that hubby never wears. I had pulled them from his closet to re-wash and freshen and never got around to ironing them along with the last of my summer clothes from last fall.

Overloaded laundry basket of ironing.

Overloaded laundry basket of ironing.

I love to watch movies while I iron, especially those movies that hubby has seen already and I haven’t or my chick flicks that he won’t watch.  Sunday afternoon I watched “Lincoln” with Daniel Day Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Fields.  It’s a wonderful historic movie!

"Lincoln" movie with Andrew Day Lewis, Sally Fields and Tommy Lee Jones.

“Lincoln” movie with Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Fields and Tommy Lee Jones.

The movie lasted two hours and I got over half of the ironing complete, put away and feel a great accomplishment in doing so.

Almost done!!!

Almost done!!!

Dress clothes pressed and hung ready for wearing to work.

Dress clothes pressed and hung ready for wearing to work.

Knit shirts and t-shirts pressed, folded and in the drawers.

Knit shirts and t-shirts pressed, folded and in the drawers.

 

I have two irons but the one I prefer to use when doing our clothes is a Black & Decker steam iron.  It’s heavy enough to really press out the wrinkles in half the time of the light weight irons and I have an ironing board that I got shortly after we were married 42 years ago.

My heavyweight iron that I prefer to use when doing our clothing.  It's a Black & Decker steam iron.  Heavy but makes the work go so much faster.

My heavyweight iron that I prefer to use when doing our clothing. It’s a Black & Decker steam iron. Heavy but makes the work go so much faster.

Ironing board I've had since we got married 42 years ago and it's seen lots of laundry!!

Ironing board I’ve had since we got married 42 years ago and it’s seen lots of laundry!!

 

Here’s my other iron that stays in the quilting room.  It’s light weight  and steams but I use it for pressing apart seams when quilting or sewing.

My Sunbeam iron that I use when pressing seams when quilting.

My Sunbeam iron that I use when pressing seams when quilting.

My next movie will either be “The Passion of the Christ”  or one of my “tear-jerker” romance movies.  Anyway, it should help me complete the rest of the ironing that I have procrastinated getting done.  Now I have enough clothes ironed to last me through the next six to eight weeks of work.

2 Responses

  1. Dress shirts – and just hanging!
    Thanks for the reminder and being shown these items!
    I have about 40 long sleeved dress and business shirts just hanging
    in a closet. Might wear one or two once a year. They all have to be washed especially the white ones as they go “yellowish”.
    I no longer have a reason to wear them – no office job now, no meetings (of uselessness – talk fests at public expense!) and the list goes on.
    At least going south for visiting family and friends – a couple will get an outing, worn, washed and IRONED! (How I hate that job!

    I really should “pull the finger out” and get cracking – lovely day here and start doing machine loads of them. The Ironing can wait unless you want to fly across – approximately 24 hours from Richmond with a LAX stopover for an hour or so and do my ironing FREE – ha ha.
    Lovely weather still here but rain ( needed for the outback) before winter – June 1st. Rain is expected by Friday and the weekend.
    It needn’t bother raining whilst I am south!!! Before and after will be very good – greedy aren’t I?

    Isn’t that water business in Colorado BIZARRE?? – I and another Aussie have commented. What I thought was water tanks, obviously were grain silos!!!

    • Ironing here (Brisbane) – forget about your flicks in the new room.
      (I must get the DVD – “Lincoln” , although he is pretty well covered in the trilogy of North and South, Love and War etc.

      The quickest ways from your region (Richmond or Washington) to get here to assist in my ironing problems are and these flights from the USA are direct to Brisbane.
      1. Qantas from Dallas-Fort Worth – the 3rd longest direct flight in the World – 15 1/2 hours!!! If severe headwinds then the flight is diverted to either Noumea (New Caledonia) or Nandi (Fiji) to refuel. Can’t have you swimming in the sea!
      2. Virgin Australia from LAX and it is direct.
      3. Hawaiian Airlines from Honolulu (direct) or from LAX with stop at HNL.

      My ironing awaits and the weather is perfect!

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