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Here's a chronicle of life on a plot of land right smack in the suburbs in Minnesota, whose owners would much prefer to be in the middle of nowhere.

Friday, June 11, 2010


128It is so easy for me to be lured into the trap of having beautiful things, even if I have perfectly serviceable unbeautiful ones already. But I am beginning to find the beauty in those things that have been used and worn. I would say something about the patina of a many-times-used prefold diaper, but that's venturing into the realm of weirdness.

These days, I am trying to replace those things that need replacing with handmade (thank you, Etsy) or used, and otherwise just dealing with something until it breaks.

One exception to this may just be my clothesline, for when it's laden with diaper laundry, it comes to my waist. It still makes a pretty picture and dries the laundry fine, but, I mean, c'mon.

1 comment:

  1. I hear ya.

    The clothesline is great for:
    -when it's sunny outside (or windy)
    -when the dryer is broken
    -when an article of clothing isn't supposed to go in the dryer

    Not so great for softness or (ick) removing stray pet hair.

    I use ours when it's convenient, but I usually end up sticking stuff in the dryer for ten minutes, still better than an hour.



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