Friday, October 2, 2009

Unfolded Laundry

It's finally Friday and I am so happy. However, there is a giant pile of unfolded laundry on my couch that has been sitting since Monday. I know, it's horrible. I swore to myself before I got married that I would NEVER do that! It was on my newlywed list, you know the list of things you will never do when you're married. I thought I would shave my legs everyday, vacuum every other day, have a date night once a week, never wear lounge pants to bed and never throw my laundry on the couch and leave it. Then reality set in, I certainly do not shave my legs everyday, we're lucky if I vacuum once a week, we have maybe 4 date nights a year, and I practically live in my Nike pants. But the laundry was my hold out.

For the first 10 months I was so good. I always threw the clean laundry on the bed and either folded it then or at least folded it and put it away before bed. Then one fateful night in March I was so tired, and so cold, and so grumpy ,I just threw the pile of clean clothes on the couch. I thought, "it's okay, I'll fold it first thing in the morning while I'm drinking my coffee". This however was not the case. Rather, I didn't feel like folding laundry first thing in the morning and then I got home from work to face giant pile of laundry. This condition has continued to spiral. This week was the worst yet, 5 days I have come home to that horrible pile of laundry. Monday I didn't get home from work until 8pm so after eating I just retreated to the bedroom. Then Tuesday, again I was at work until 8 so the last thing I wanted to do was laundry when I got home. Wednesday was youth group so I had to rush home to eat and then rush off to youth group. Then last night I was so exhausted and beat up from the week that Mr. P and I actually went out to dinner! (I know shocking behavior for us) And here we are, Friday and there is still laundry on the couch.


  1. Ha! That's what HUBS thought marriage would be like, but I knew better! That was sort of an adjustment for us. :) Now we are in a good rhythm. My biggest fear about him leaving is that I will get lazy again. I need that accountability.

  2. Don't beat yourself up, it's okay. This newlywed list sounds interesting though. Maybe you could do a blog about that. :) See you at book club tonight!