The simple version is that it went very well!
The long version - I was much more relaxed and patient with myself.
- I went about my morning knowing I'd get around to laundry... and working in that direction, but not panicking and getting upset at how late it was getting.
- I packed a lunch for us, and left around 11:00.
- We put the laundry in.
- Then had our lunch in the van (when a friend called to check on how laundry day was going... THANKS for thinking of, remember, and calling me!)
- Transferred to the dryers.
- We walked next door where I let the boys choose a Krispy Kreme donut (which they shared).
- Then, while they played on their scooters in the dirt lot next door,
- I did a Clean Car Boogie on the van.
- We went back inside where I used my new folding stool (Wal-Mart, $14). The stool was a little low for the counter heights, but my feet still feel good and I didn't wear myself out.
- Afterwards, we went and took care of three errands without incident.
I thought it's quote "Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. -Abraham Lincoln" was particularly appropriate for my Washday. It also makes me smile because one of my favorite quotes about attitude is from Disney's Pollyanna, where Haley Mills goes cross-eyed trying to read her father's locket... which says "If you look for the bad in people you'll surely find it. -Abraham Lincoln" Did you know that he never really said that? The writer of the movie script made up the quote and the reference! Of course I only learned that piece of trivia as an adult, and it sounds like something he'd say. :D