Sunday, June 26, 2011

Lovely Sunday

I am having the most delightful morning. I slept in late, played with my dogs, set up my outdoor office with magazines, catalogs, books, computers and iced tea, and read in the sun for an hour. I lazily made myself scrambled eggs and ate them slowly while I leisurely read. I love summertime!


  • Get your grocery shopping and errands done, if needed. I'm trying to do all my errands in one fell swoop, to save gas.

  • Nine weekends left of summer. Do you have fun plans for most of them? I was thinking about holding a garage sale, but why waste one of my nine Sundays?

  • Look over your schedule for next week. Do you have a weeknight you could host an impromptu small cocktail or dinner party? A very casual one that you can easily throw even after coming home from work? Inviting just one to three friends? Summer weekends get so busy for everyone, this is sometimes the only way to catch up with people.

  • Need to run the dishwasher?

  • Doing any laundry today? I'm doing a load of musty blankets from the linen closet, the picnic blanket I carry in my car (it got muddy), and a load of sundresses.

TODAY'S PROJECT: Under Stairs Closet; Airing Linens

Pink Waterproof Picnic Blanket, on eBay

Do you have a closet under your stairs? I do - that's where I store blankets, throws, colorful pillows I swap out seasonally, board games, and the tool chest. It's been smelling very musty lately, to the point that recently laundered blankets smell bad after spending a couple nights in there.

So today I've removed every item from that closet, and I'm airing the blankets and pillows outside in the sun. My grass is dry, so I just laid them on the grass, where they'll stay for six or seven hours. I'll flip them over halfway through so each side gets some sunshine.

If I was overly concerned about them getting grass stained, I would have put them out on top of old sheets. I'm not concerned about the bright, hot sunlight fading their colors, since the pillows are just out for a few hours. I have a few of the throws hanging on my deck railing, and I'm doing a load of the worst smelling blankets. I'll take inventory to see if I can throw anything away, too.

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