When faced with a real mountain I’ll hike up the trail to get to the view, the trout stream, the summit, the goal, whatever it may be.
I’ll hike with tired legs, heavy packs and blisters to reach my goal often only to remember that tops of mountains are windy, cold, really high up and I hate heights. That’s alright though, next time I get a chance I’ll trek the trail again.
It’s possible I just really like the challenge of a goal.
When faced with a mountain of laundry however I’ll turn and walk the other way.
Maybe that’s because laundry has nothing on the adventure and beauty of hiking new trails.
Or maybe it’s because one can’t “summit” the laundry mountain because there is always more laundry and no one likes an unattainable goal.
What’s your least favorite “mountain” to climb?
Mine is hardly a mountain, it just feels like one. It’s mowing the grass in our back yard. I swear it gets larger once I start!
I don’t think your mountain has to be mountain sized to feel like a mountain. I was so excited when I could pay the kids to mow the lawn it’s one of my least favorite things too!
I am thinking of adopting a helpful child, or at least finding a man with a mower…
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Mountain, singular? You must be joking…Here it’s like the Appenines….Luckily, I have a handy husband who – while he’s 90! . is amazing.He shops and cooks and still drives like Stirling Moss, while I do the housework (one appenine), washing (easy peasy) and ironing, etc., but I am several years younger. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak…It takes a while to reassemble in the mornings…but we cope very well, really. As long as he has his crossword puzzles, maps, books and access to football-watching…and I have books, computer and writing paraphernalia, we do OK and feel blessed to have three great sons – two of whom live nearby. (We have both written our memoirs too…) You two ladies are certainly busy on line. All credit to you. And I love the way you present your page. Cheers!
You sound like accomplished mountaineers! I just took a peek at your page and you now have a new twitter follower too. 😉
I love putting the washing machine on and hanging it out on the line when it’s a nice day…. but I have to psych myself up to get back indoors for other chores…
I haven’t had a clothes line for the laundry since we moved. Too many trees not enough sun here but I did like hanging clothes on the line probably because like you I just want to be outside on a nice day. 🙂
The gym. Particularly since the part called ‘visible results’ packed up and left town.
That was so rude of “visible results” perhaps if you lowered housing costs they’d move back? 😉
Cleaning dog kennels.
Blech. With you on that one. That was often my brother and I’s job growing up. We don’t have a kennel here. Last time I thought about putting one in my thought went right to… but then I’d have to clean it….
Hello matte great blog