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My husband was stressed out from work, from traveling so much. So I asked him, “What can I do?” and he said, “laundry.”

windy on laundry day….

Richard Wilbur
Love Calls Us To The Things of This World
The eyes open to a cry of pulleys,
And spirited from sleep, the astounded soul
Hangs for a moment bodiless and simple
As false dawn.
                     Outside the open window
The morning air is all awash with angels.
    Some are in bed-sheets, some are in blouses,
Some are in smocks: but truly there they are.
Now they are rising together in calm swells
Of halcyon feeling, filling whatever they wear
With the deep joy of their impersonal breathing;
    Now they are flying in place, conveying
The terrible speed of their omnipresence, moving
And staying like white water; and now of a sudden
They swoon down into so rapt a quiet
That nobody seems to be there.
                                             The soul shrinks
    From all that it is about to remember,
From the punctual rape of every blessèd day,
And cries,
               “Oh, let there be nothing on earth but laundry,
Nothing but rosy hands in the rising steam
And clear dances done in the sight of heaven.”
    Yet, as the sun acknowledges
With a warm look the world’s hunks and colors,
The soul descends once more in bitter love
To accept the waking body, saying now
In a changed voice as the man yawns and rises,
    “Bring them down from their ruddy gallows;
Let there be clean linen for the backs of thieves;
Let lovers go fresh and sweet to be undone,
And the heaviest nuns walk in a pure floating
Of dark habits,
                     keeping their difficult balance.”
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The Good Life

My husband graduated from night school this May,  our girls finished another school year, we went to my brother’s wedding, our daughter celebrated her first communion that same weekend, my sister’s wedding is in August, my husband got a great job offer in the South and he’s thinking about taking it, and our ninth wedding Anniversary is tomorrow.  The years have been good and they’ve been full, here’s to many more!

 

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Happy Housewives

“Stay At Home Moms With This Many Kids Are The Happiest, the results of this first-of-its-kind survey may surprise you”

A recent survey confirms what I already knew to be true, “stay at home moms” with four or more children are the happiest. It isn’t surprising that children bring more happiness, but the world just can’t accept this simple truth, children are a blessing.

Have More Children Ya’ll! 

 

Mississippi Mudcake

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My Niece’s Baptism Cake

My go-to cake recipe it’s easy and delicious!

Mississippi Mudcake (With my Sugar free GF adjustments)

1 ½ Cup Water
6 squares of bakers nonsweetened chocolate (used to be 3 squares but they recently changed the size)
2 C Flour ( I used red mill’s gluten free flour)
2 Cup Sugar (I used 1½ C maple syrup instead)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda (if using maple syrup increase to 1 ½ tsp baking soda)
1 stick of butter
2 eggs

melt chocolate in water.

Combine dry ingredients mix

add butter, eggs, sugar (or maple syrup) mix

add melted choc combine.

Pour in greased pan bake at 325º  bake 30 min or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.

 

 

Remaking

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In the mornings you smoothed the sheets.
If I was up early,
I’d watch your ringed hand glide
across the textured quilt.

Once I asked why
you were left to the remaking.

No matter.

you said,

He has other work.

And I  young  (untried)
and privy to  such encounters still,
felt stupid to have asked.