I did the unthinkable last night. Jeremy and I had washed our clothes at separate times. Jeremy asked me as he started his load if there was anything I wanted to add. I said no. I forgot that I was still wearing my socks. As I prepared for bed last night, I realized that I still had my socks on. Jeremy told me not to worry about it. I would have plenty of time to wash them with my pajamas and they would be ready for my evening activities. I pondered this and decide that deep down inside I knew I would need fresh clean socks in the morning. There was no way I could wait to have them. They must be washed right then and there! So I started the world’s smallest load of laundry – two socks. Putting the wash size on small wasn’t even accurate. I wish there was extra teeny tiny amazingly small mode on my washing machine. It would make me feel less guilty about the water used to clean my two socks. I was able to throw my sock into the dryer for the last bit of Jeremy’s load that was drying. This made me feel slightly better since I wasn’t drying two socks by themselves. Oh the justification!
I’m sure you know what is coming next in this story, imagine a sleepy Amy waking up. Her feet are cold and is delighted to remember that she washed her socks last night just for this moment. Amy stumbles out of bed and makes her way to the dryer. She opens the dryer and finds her perfectly clean green socks sitting there, just waiting for her. Amy puts her socks on and there is the sound of harps playing from heaven. Amy is relieved that she did that amazingly small load of laundry. It was all worth it!!!
NOT!!!! I haven’t even put my socks on this morning. The house is warm and my feet are quite fine under my blanket on the couch. I seriously thought I was going to need my socks ASAP in the morning, but it turns out I didn’t. I feel a bit sheepish at this moment. Let’s chalk this up to another 5/7 Fast Learning Experience. They seem to be happening often. Oh goody!
One more thing I feel compelled to share, it dawned on me last night that I have articles of clothing in the garage that I didn’t count in my total. I rarely if ever use these items since the garage is my husband’s domain. I only go in there to get in and out of my car. So my new total is 296 – must add 2 pairs of work shoes, one pair of apple rain boots, and a pair of gardening gloves (I’m positive I have only used the gloves once in my entire life, but since they only fit my small hands they are labeled “Amy’s gloves” and I must count them even though I dislike them greatly and the chances of me using them again are slim). I am happy to report that I plan on removing a portion of my wardrobe next week for the possessions fast. I don’t have to live with the number 296 for very long. Praise the Lord!!!