Sunday, April 22, 2018

CSI: Laundry

Since my Laundromat days are far behind me, I don't mind doing laundry.  It kind of appeals to my sense of order.  And because I rarely use the dryer, but hang things on a drying rack instead, it gives me a chance to contemplate what my week was like.

Some examples:

A preponderance of leggings/shorts and tank tops: I spent a lot of time at the gym.  It must have been pretty icy or snowy, or there would be more running tights and jackets mixed in. 

Hiking pants or shorts/zip fleece or wool shirts:  I was outdoors a lot, on trails.  I had some time off, and the weather was good.  Chances are I made some new friends and hiked with them, or met up with old ones.  It's not very busy at work.

Lots of t-shirts:  It's been busy at work with fires, or I just came back from an assignment.  Long sleeved Ts mean it's cold, but the fire is still hanging on and must be dealt with.  If my laundry is filled with these shirts, I'm making money but not having many days off.

Nicer clothes:  A work trip, training or meetings.  I probably had to use the hotel gym, so there won't be any outdoor workout wear.  These clothes could also mean events with friends, but not as likely, because my friends and I tend to hike and do outdoors things together.

Yoga pants/hoodies:  It's been cold and I've been hunkered down at home (especially if cat fur is in evidence).  Some hermit tendencies might be emerging.

I recently washed my snowboarding clothes and put them away for the summer.  The ski area closed at the beginning of April; they have a lease from the Forest Service and must close at the same time every year to give the grizzly bears some peace and quiet.  There's still plenty of snow, and diehards are skinning up the mountain and skiing down still.  Not me; it's time to move on.

The best weeks have a mix of all kinds of clothes: hiking, running, gym, visits with friends, and some alone time.  It was almost 60 degrees today, so it's time to dig out the tank tops and summer dresses (I think. You never know, in a mountain town).  What does the future hold? Hiking, biking, trail running?  The laundry will tell the tale.

What's in your laundry basket? Does it represent what you've been up to?

10 comments:

  1. Cute post! Your drying rack--meaning your activity -- is so much more diverse and interesting than mine. A long winter and reluctant spring here means that fleece, wool, and flannel have been recycled many times...with a very few 'nicer' items scattered among!

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    1. I like when there's lots of exercise clothes on there.

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  2. I got your title right away - it's funny, the weeks when I'm doing a lot of running/walking/gym, my laundry is 90% workout clothing, with the rest being t-shirts and undies, LOL. And as much as I have to hang all that stuff to dry, which means a bit more work for me, I'm happier when that's the case. Exercise really does my body good. :)

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    1. That's what my laundry is usually like too!

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  3. My laundry today is from Herb's trip to Mexico last week; he's a good packer, so I could tell he washed out/recycled shirts and a couple pair of cargo pants during the nine days. In my last load for myself, I threw in a pair of black tights, trusting--correctly, as it turned out--they would not turn against my other clothes and cover them with black dye or fuzz. A fun post by you!

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    1. Good for him, I like to pack light too and wash along the way!

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  4. Yes! My laundry basket is a total reflection of my week!!!!!!!

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    1. I hope it has hiking, biking, and running clothes!

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  5. Fun post! In my basket...Mostly husband's t-shirts. My gym clothes. And my mother's clothes, she is in assisted living and I do her laundry for her. Oh, and sheet and towels.

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    1. I always feel better if there are some exercise clothes in there!

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