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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Trying to keep up with household tasks
With class commitments and studying needed, my days have been quite full. My divide and conquer approach to maintaining the home has been working, for the most part. Some days find me very tired, due to my PSA, but I do what I can, nap as needed, and roll over any unfinished tasks onto the next day. A cold, rainy (we so need rain, however, due to an ongoing drought), raw day had me up early, helping DS to get a start to his day. Once I was dressed for the day, I got supper in the Crock Pot, emptied the dishwasher and filled it with breakfast and lunch prep dishes, folded now dry laundry off of the clothes horses, ran a load of towels through the washer and dryer. Whenever I am attending to laundry, I try to keep a keen eye out for any possible repairs that are needed. A bath towel had a reinforcing edge seam added and I noted the frayed corner on this cotton napkin.
I first used some awaiting black thread (I keep multiple needles already prethreaded on a certain pin cushion), then moved to 2 different needles with 2 different shades of darker brown. Not perfect, but the linen has been reinforced, the edge colors blended with the original brown. I am happy with the results.