Towel Day

Wow the last two years have impacted blogging for me; not planned just some combo of Covid , caring for my Mom since she broke her hip and coping with my dad’s estate have added so much to my schedule I’ve not managed to reorganize. At the same time, I’ve continued a process I began a while before Covid hit of trying to get back to keeping more of life on a schedule. Coping with health issues for years pretty much threw schedules and normalcy out the window; even things like cleaning and laundry were hit or miss for years.

A couple of years ago I splurged and purchased new towels to replace the old sorry ones I’d had for years. At the same time I decided I wanted to have a schedule for changing out dirty for clean. So Saturday became “towel day”. Every Saturday, fresh towels. It’s also sort of laundry day though laundry often happens more on whatever day a load is “enough”; the change is all of it gets done in the course of a week. So Saturdays, clean towels and some sort of clean laundry.

Towel day has been happening for a couple of years now and today as I shifted out last week’s for the clean ones, I realized how hugely satisfying it is to have a schedule.

Over the same couple of years, some house cleaning projects, dish washing and dishwasher schedule have also been moving into new patterns of regularity. and I’ve been happy to feel those happening too.

It’s funny for me because in many ways I’ve always been a person who fights schedules and rigid lists of what needs to happen when. But after years of chronic fatigue and muscle issues throwing life into chaos where everything became hit or miss, it’s SUCH a comfort to restore some order. I also love that the fact that I can is a reflection of how much better I’m doing.

I also love that my consciousness of gratitude leaves me feeling so happy about nice, still fluffy new-ish towels, always clean and knowing when I last put clean ones out. Small things that mean so much.

9 thoughts on “Towel Day

  1. I’m sorry for all the difficulty you’re having and I understand. I seem to have one health issue after another and keep a list for every day of what I need to do. Lists keep me focused and when there’s a lot to do, it’s easy to forget. I’m taking a rest from my blog, but hope to get back to it. I hope you’ll be able to get back to yours some day. Wishing you the best.

    • Sorry to hear you are having health issues again.
      Lists only help me on the days when I’m up to doing stuff; now I don’t have as many when I just can’t move fortunately.
      Your alphabet series was fun. Hope you feel well enough to write again soon.

  2. I feel that sense of rightness whenever we change the sheets! Isn’t it funny that the routines that we fight the most can bring feeling of Satisfaction in the end?

    • Yes, I’ve had that conversation about the pleasing results not motivating desire to do the work.
      I realized a few years back that I picked up my mother’s resentment and dislike of all domestic chores. Once I did, it started becoming easier to enjoy the process because of knowing how great it feels when things are clean. But better attitude doesn’t help me on the days when I just have no energy.

  3. As long as life doesn’t get too scheduled, because then we might lose our spontaneity… but household chores I agree, schedule helps! We do our washing at the weekends now, also all things that need to use lots of electricity as this is when it is cheaper! AND I love knowing todays the day! Glad to see you back blogging and that life is treating you pretty well, considering. Sending love, Barbara x

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