Okay. I know I've been very remiss in writing but you all know the reasons why. I can sum it up in two words....show business! Only two more weeks and it will be done (at which point I will become depressed for a while...just a little warning. lol!)
Even though there are words actually appearing in my blog space with today's date, this isn't really a blog post. This is more of a "I can't believe it" post. Have you ever had one of those moments??
My sister is arriving on Wednesday, so I am "sprucing up the house and sweeping out the bed" ("Steel Magnolias"). One of the chores I had to do was to finish up some laundry that I have been putting off. There really wasn't much but it was all blouses and shirts....with buttons. I hate hanging up shirts and blouses 'cuz you have to button at least some of the buttons ( I swear buttons shrink over time and so do the holes they are supposed to fit through!!), and get the collar to lay just right. It's just a pain. I'm not really a detail person for this kind of thing.
I debated if I should split the load, but there really wasn't that much. It all needed to get done so I chucked it all in the washer, added soap, hit the cold water cycle, and went on my merry way. A pattern I have repeated a gazillion times over the course of the 50+ years I have been doing laundry.
When the cycle finished, I started to put the stuff in the dryer. But then I noticed a pink shirt. I don't own a pink shirt. Uh-oh! I pulled out a few more things and found another pink shirt and a pink-ish blouse. About this time I started to get a headache. Down at the bottom of the washer was one of my favorite blouses....a salmon colored 100% silk shirt that I just love. A 100% silk shirt that has been dry cleaned in the past. Oh crap! I didn't even realize it was in that bundle.
Did I mention that I mixed together whites and colors? I have done that before and it was okay. But I never washed the salmon-color shirt before. So I now had three pink shirts and I don't even like pink very much!
The pink sisters are currently going through another cycle; this time with bleach. Hopefully this will return them to their pristine white! (Well, I've got my fingers crossed!)
I'm afraid the salmon colored, 100% silk, wonderful shirt that I loved may not recover.
The only bona fide good news is that none of Mikey's shirts were in the load! Whew! He REALLY wouldn't like to have pink shirts.
I can't believe it! How could I not have caught the salmon shirt? I mean it's practically orange!!Arrrggg!