July 23, 2020

Changing Up the Routine

Little Duck was just chilling on the floor like this. It looks like such an awkward position--I couldn't stop laughing!

Since I have been so productive in the mornings over the past few days as I work on a better sleep schedule, I thought it might be nice to blog in the mornings, too--before I start my day. That way, I don't feel rushed at the end of the day when I know I need to get to bed soon.

So, I'll save what I was going to write about today for tomorrow morning. In the meantime, I'll just share this...

I was putting away laundry and got really sick of the socks that are always "left over" in the hamper--the ones without a match. It drives me crazy! I used to get so irritated with my family because MY socks always have pairs... clearly, they just lose theirs in their bedrooms or something. ;)

Well, a couple of months ago, I noticed that one of my very favorite Balega running socks was missing. After it clearly wasn't going to show up, I started to rethink what could have happened to the socks. There is no way that they could have gotten out of the dryer--there is no spot for them to escape.

The washer, however, was a different story. I had a feeling that they could slip over the top edge of the washing bin (it's a top load washer) and wind up underneath it somehow. So, I ended up Googling, "How to find missing socks in the washing machine" (and was surprised at how many hits came up... I guess it's a very common problem).

I decided to investigate. I unplugged the washer so as not to electrocute myself, and then I removed the back panel. I stuck a flashlight in there and you know what I found? One lone sock. MY sock!

So now I'm back to thinking my family is just irresponsible with their laundry ;)

Meanwhile, though, my boys were actually spending "quality" time together--something they never do. They have such opposite personalities that they never hang out together, and it bums me out. I wish they'd realize they could have a best friend right in the same house!

Anyway, after I found my sock, I discovered the boys in the kitchen making cheesecake brownies. Together. They were even talking! I snuck around the corner and took a few photos to capture the unique moment.

I can't believe how grown up they are!


  1. That sounds like a lot of work for one sock. I just keep tossing them in a pile until I give up and trash them. :P

  2. I thought that was Jerry standing in the kitchen. I don't know if your child would be thrilled hearing that. But you take a quick look and he looks alot like Jerry.

  3. I understand your feeling about your boys. I'm guessing they will probably be best friends after they graduate. I was thinking mine were never going to get along! They too are opposite, one a biology major, one graphic design. I love seeing them together now and it never gets old seeing how well they get together.

  4. That photo of Duck is so cute and funny! It looks like cartoons where someone gets flattened by a steam roller!

  5. What a sweet moment! Now that my Tribe is in college I feel thankful for the times when they are talking/getting along, smiling and choose to hang out together. :)

  6. How cool is it to have a “celebrity” photograph on your fridge and that celebrity be YOU!!! Love your kitchen remodel BTW.

    1. Hahahaha! I don't know what to do with it. It's a giant magnet that was on the side of the Ragnar Relay van when the documentary was filmed. Before our remodel, we had a wall on the right side of the fridge, so I stuck the magnet on the fridge between the fridge and the wall, so it wasn't visible (I don't want to throw it away for some reason). I hadn't even thought about it until your comment... how embarrassing to have it on there! (I'm not that vain, I swear!) ;)

    2. No. Don’t be embarrassed! I didn’t mean it bad. AND it’s a great pic!

  7. I'm just doing laundry for myself, but daily exercise and daily wear meant 14 pairs a socks a week and I was sick of matching socks.

    I keep a pile of wooden clothes pins at my laundry hamper. My socks go in as a matched set, then they come out that way too. My husband looks at me goofy but I like the reduced effort. :)


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