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Tuesday, February 23, 2010


this is where my iron and ironing board sit for 361-364 days out of the year.
i don't iron.
i have.
probably 5 times in the last 6 years.
i'm not exaggerating.
ask sean.
i avoid buying and wearing clothes that would require an iron.
if i have something that wrinkles, it goes in the dryer for 10 minutes.
wrinkles don't bother me that much.
much less than the process of having to work in the time to iron before i get dressed.
i'm already "pressed" for time without ironing.
sean's white dress shirts are the wrinkle free ones.
bless you nordstrom's.
and bless you sandie and grandma joi for buying them:-)
you are thoroughly supporting my habit of NOT ironing.
i thank you.
WE thank you:-)
if i do have a skirt that needs ironing, it is most likely for church.
at which point i beg sean to do it for me.
and then i make sure not to get it too dirty during the 3 hour services.
that way i can wear it at least 1 more time (or more--don't judge) before needing to wash and iron it again.
i used the iron and board when i made brennan's quilt and my apron.
i "pressed" them.
which means "iron," in case you were wondering.
i didn't know this at first.
it was a rather embarrassing event, standing there pressing the fabric with my hands trying to figure out why the directions would have me do something that did absolutely NOTHING.
only to call my mom and have her laugh for hours.
it really was funny.
i still don't understand why they couldn't just say "iron."
the pork loin has mastered the zipper.
the stud enjoys showing off his chest while sleeping.
he's THAT vain.
and then he peed through his diaper this morning.
curse you kirkland diapers.
i think i'm finally going to cave and try the huggies overnighters.
i'm so glad i have a washer and dryer at my house.


Emmy said...

I hate ironing too! We iron so rarely or board must have gotten a little rusty or something and majorly horrifically squeals when you open it.. so yeah I avoid it at all costs.
And if you only wear something for three hours, espeically a skirt you can totally just hang it up and wear it again!

Amy said...

Nor am I a fan of the iron. I love that you pressed the cloth with your hands. That makes me laugh. And Brennan will be a first rate used car sales man with that chest!

Brooke said...

that is a rather funny! I can picture myself doing something like that...Thanks for sharing it so that I can have something to laugh at this morning! And by the way, normal huggies have been great for us. Never had a problem with them overnight. I'm sure the overnight ones are even better but the normal ones seem to work for us. I think the kirkland diapers are just as expensive as the huggies at costco, no?

keri said...

I HATE HATE ironing. Jeff does all our ironing. We were folding laundry the other day and he was making the ironing pile, and he asked me if I have anything I want Ironed. I said "Nope, I don't care if I look wrinkled this time of year". And really, I don't. I know that's probably bad, but I just wear a sweater over everything anyway. Plus, I guess I just don't care what anyone else thinks ;0)

Sue said...

That is too funny about not knowing what "pressing" means...but not that surprising considering that truly no one irons any more. Not even me!


Proudfeet said...

Guess what I love? Ironing! We will accumulate a large pile, usually weekly, and that means time for a good chick flick, and because I am ironing Jeff cannot register any complaints about what I choose! I love my ironing time!

Tiffany said...

That's what dry cleaners are for! Ha!;)

Jess said...

Ironing.. what? i don't do it either, a damp rag and the dryer for the most wrinkly wrinkles, and that sums up my 'ironing'. My cute grandma used to iron the sheets, and kids undies- just in case you know :)

Levi and Katie Hansen said...

I HATE ironing! We got an iron when we got married...and I returned it...hahaha! So, in order for Levi to have crisp looking shirts I pull them out of the dryer when they are still a little damp, works like an absolute GEM! And, I love how Brennen is throwing the vibe out there while he sleeps...hahaha! You better watch out for him with the ladies when he gets older:)