It just happened that white things of mine needed to be washed about every four days. It occurred to me that increasing items I have could make that a once-a-week chore. By the way, Tommy washed all his clothing in one load every two weeks! So, he does. Since I had trouble with balance for a while, he did mine, too, so I would not fall off the carport side. It is only 18 inches, but that is too far to fall...lol.
I needed more panties to extend the time between a load of panties and my towels and washcloths. So, I bought two more bags of panties. Yes, I use lots of panties.
Remember how I bought many dishtowels last fall when I got them for 50 cents and 32 cents? Well, I did. When we were washing dishes by hand, I used lots of towels for drying and one to just lay things on the counter to drain until Tommy could dry them. But, I was using the ones still from 2019 sales. Ten of the new 2020 towels were on a shelf to use in case I needed them. Well, I took those 10 and added to 10 I use all the time. So, with dishcloths, so now Those can stretch to only be washed once a week.
So, somehow, Thursday became a day for washing white load or loads.
I have two pair of black pants that are so old and holey. But, I wear them. One of the holes is under a blouse and one is on my backside. If I wear black panties, the holes are not so evident...lol. So, last night, as poorly as I felt, I starting mending one of these pair of pants. I discovered other holes have sprung, so I was busy. These pants are 100% cotton, so they will soon disintegrate.
Sewing and reading are the two passions of mine. Sewing includes machine sewing, mending, and needle arts, especially needlepoint. So, even with mending black after dark and feeling very ill, I somehow felt very peaceful and relaxed after sewing with a needle. Yes, you heard it right--
Sewing is relaxing!
I have been sewing since I was four, so this is a passion of over 70 years. I have used a sewing machine to make wearable clothing since I was ten, so 60 years on a sewing machine, starting with a treadle.
It does seem counterintuitive to buy more to save money, time, and energy, but having enough items to only wash once a week or less works for me, especially since Tommy drives it to the laundry in the carport.
Does sewing relax you? okay, stop screaming and tell me what "household chore" relaxes you?
Dinner tonight all leftovers--hotdogs, slaw, green beans, maybe chili without beans. I am making a Suddenly Salad just because. Tomorrow, it will have tuna in it for me. Scratch that plan. Try: chopped chicken from freezer and add bbq sauce, salad with dressing, about two Tbsp of slaw, Suddenly Salad with lots of carrots in it.