But I think that I spend a lot of time wishing things were different.
Do you do that? It’s a habit of mind. We can make ourselves sick over wondering WHAT IF and IF ONLY– what if I had a different husband? If only my children were different! What if I lived somewhere warmer? cooler? in an older house? in a newer house? If only I were thinner! younger! smarter! funnier!
And the conclusion we always reach is that we would be so much happier!
The reason I think this is going to seem dumb to you is the little thing that I noticed after many years of doing my laundry. I’ve always wanted something like this:
It just seems so very handy, doesn’t it? What if I had something like that? How really perfect everything would be!
I do have a nice drying rack that the Chief made me when my old, flimsy one died. I hang it on a sturdy hook next to the washer, just to keep it out of the way when not in use (you know how I like to keep things up on the walls, right?):
I take it down and hang my permanent press things on it. In the winter, I might put it by the fire and dry off people’s scarves and other wet, cold items.
Once in a while, if I have only a few little delicates that I don’t need the full deploy for, I put them over the rungs as is, while it’s on the hook.
You know, still on the wall.
And never ever, until just a few months ago, did I realize, just by accident, that I can pull it out very easily!
Don’t laugh at me!
I guess I never tried it!
Just like one of those fancy wall-mounted clothes racks!
It was like that all along!
How funny is that?
My life is perfect now ;)
Want to tell us about something little you figured out (you don’t have to be as dumb as me!)?
Is there something simple that makes you feel like “everything’s fine!” that you’ve posted about on your blog? Feel free to link to the post in the comments!
Have you conquered the “if onlys” in some area?
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