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.

Tonight’s relatively small mountain. Just three baskets is more like a large hill… but the washer is about ready to be turned over one more time before I call it quits for the night. 

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? 

13 comments on “Mountain

  1. jenanita01 says:

    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!

  2. joylennick says:

    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!

  3. tidalscribe says:

    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…

    • Jessie says:

      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. 🙂

  4. The gym. Particularly since the part called ‘visible results’ packed up and left town.

  5. Cleaning dog kennels.

    • Jessie says:

      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….

  6. Klynda Jones says:

    Hello matte great blog

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