Monday, March 16, 2009

Do you ever...

...take things for granted?  

Yes, I know.  I'm guessing we all do and it's not a fun subject to talk about because even though we say time and time again that we shouldn't -- the truth is, we do.

I know I do anyway.

I definitely take the modern-day conveniences for granted.  I would not have been a good pioneer woman.  I guess God knew that and let me be born in this time period instead.

We are without a clothes dryer at our house.  And I don't like it.  :-)   Things just don't dry very fast hanging up.  And they're definitely not as soft when they do dry like that.  

Which is why I have been over at my in-laws house 5 times today using their dryer.  I'm VERY thankful for that, but it's still kind of a pain to load up the wet clothes and the kids and go.  But nevertheless, I am thankful that our clothes are dry today.

I like my dryer and have for over 15 years now, but I guess it's time to say good-bye to the ol' friend.  It was a wedding present so it is hard to part with, but I think it's time.

On a side note -- for those of you who notice I just wanted you to know that I know it is March and my blog title graphic still has "Happy New Year" on it.  I know it needs to be changed -- but not today.  :-)  Besides, I still wish you all a Happy New Year!


Leslye said...

I would not have been a good pioneer woman either! I am very thankful for all of the appliances that make things a little easier!

Hope you find a new dryer soon!

Kristi said...

Appliance break downs are such a bummer! Hope you love your new one when it comes!

And I had to chuckle at the conveniences thing. I have been reading a book about modern-day home-keeping and the author was talking about one of her grandmother's cookbooks. She stated that one of the recipes was beef stew for a crowd (I think or something similar). Included in the ingredient list was "a cow".

I guess we do have it pretty good, huh?

Joey said...

I wish you a Happy New Year, too!

(and I hope you get that new washer/dryer, too!)