February 28, 2011

Small Domesticities





Yesterday and Today
Himself: We did the laundry yesterday. It was a big deal. We felt heroic when we climbed into our beyond clean bed.

Herself: Normally I do laundry Wednesdays and we do laundry maybe Sunday or I do it on Monday. Nope, we slobs did a week’s worth of laundry plus the comforter plus the wet towels from the rain all in one day….which included an hour and a half visit to the laundromat for the King sized comforter.

My friend Bee tells me that small domesticities are oxymoron’s. I retort that they are just errands.

Somehow I damaged my small keeper ring losing a tiny garnet and tearing off a prong. I feel really sad….they were all such a beautiful, dark row of garnets and have been with me for a long time. The ring goes to the jeweler this morning.

The cough goes to the doctor. I was so hoping this wouldn’t happen.

The laundry yesterday and tidying up my messes into splendid rows are a given this day of domesticities. Perhaps Costco. I need to go to the
grocery store…there are advantages of owning a
truck when one is lazy like me. Back it up to
the store and shovel food and oxymorons in.

Perhaps I need to go count my oxymorons.

7 comments:

  1. That's why I no longer wear my diamond wedding ring at home. So afraid of losing the diamond while doing chores. I only wear it when I go to a party or fancy restaurant or the opera.

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  2. Oh I love that word oxymorons. They roll off the tongue too easily these days. My other favorite is malapropism. I'm good at those too. Dianne

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  3. Went to Costco on Friday, but definitely need to get to the grocery store. Need a cuke for dinner and we're out of Cheetos!!

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  4. I had a friend who personified Mrs. Malaprop. I tried to explain it to her and she said, "So who is this Mrs. Mellonpop again?"

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  5. I haven't thought about Mrs. Malaprop in a long time - that post gave me a good giggle. Sorry about your ring, I have one that lost a tiny stone and managed to end up looking like I smashed my hand in a door. The jeweler did manage to fix it and round it in pretty good time. Hope yours is good as new.

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  6. That's a shame about the ring.. and that your cough is doctor-worthy. I hope you're feeling better soon.

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  7. I hope you have a better day tomorrow, Maggie. I don't wear most of my rings anymore. My only jewelry is now a small platinum band. Works for me. I'm sure your jeweler will do a great job.

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