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Weekly Photo Challenge: Today

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge’s theme is Today. The rules are a little different: the photo must be something taken today. Today — the actual day, not the theme — is a rather boring.  It’s a workhorse sort of day for me.

May be the only “thank you” for the laundry

The task that I dislike the most when doing the laundry is checking pockets for things that shouldn’t be washed. (Or warshed as some in my part of the country say — but that’s a different post.) I’m only partially glad that I didn’t forego this task today, or else I would have a very clean phone. I wonder if it would have smelled like fabric softener too? I need to get a new one and I’m sure a wash-rinse-spin cycle would have hastened the inevitable upcoming trip to the phone store.

But I don’t mind doing the laundry. It sounds like a rather odd thing for a 21st century feminist to say, but I’ve realized this year that I like doing the laundry for my family. It’s a chore, sure, and a necessary one, but who doesn’t like to have clean, fresh-smelling cloths. I don’t mind doing it and as I fold the cleaned laundry, I think of my loved ones and the blessings we have.  Since I started viewing doing the laundry as a small mitzvah for those I love, I mind doing it less each week.

As I’m doing the laundry (in between internet work procrastination), I’m continuing my work on the Relictronic Room. It doesn’t seem like a mitzvah, just a chore.  I could whine about it, but more likely I’ll just sneeze.

Today isn’t much unlike yesterday in terms of the weather. It’s cold and gray and not at all like one would expect for the first day of June. Below is only a marginally more interesting photo taken yesterday.  The skies today are similar,  but I’m playing by the rules.  Consider this an extra — and one that  missed the mark on capturing the unusual cloud formations before a storm hit.   But, I was successful in getting my passengers to the airport in plenty of time for their flight.

Get me to the airport on time, please — before the rainstorm.

Be sure to check out other participants in the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. Why don’t you join as well? Just grab your camera, take a shot, post it & add a link on the Challenge page.