Clump # 249: Conquer ironing pile in bedroom…again; day seven of National Blog Posting Month.
I took the photo above by the roadside on a walk today. I just googled “large bright green tree seed” and it looks like an osage orange. I wonder where it came from? Also, I wonder why I can’t keep up with our ironing pile, another wrinkled blob. (Smooth transition.) The only way I could face it was by turning to one of my favorite “ironing movies,” Pride and Prejudice.
I sat the pile down in this rocker and got the movie started. The last big clump of ironing I documented here was sped along by another Jane Austen story, the movie Sense and Sensibility, starring Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet. Fun fact: in real life, Kiera Knightley dated the actor who played Mr. Wickham, the villain; also in real life Emma Thompson married the actor who played Mr. Willoughby, who was the bad apple of that movie. Hmm.
I know true “Jane-ites” disapprove of this movie version of Pride and Prejudice. Not wearing bonnets in public? Shocking! Mr. Darcy and Eliza kissing? Scandalous! But I absolutely adore it. I know Colin Firth is the ultimate Mr. Darcy, but this is a movie I can watch in one sitting, or standing at the ironing board, as the case may be. The music is sweeping, the photography is gorgeous …
And those trees!
Where did they find trees this size:
Much like the size of my ironing job. Just the napkins alone.
This summer we started using cloth napkins for almost every meal. But they do have to be washed, pressed, and put away.
So many clothes we’ve lost touch with for so long … welcome back!
And if that wasn’t cheering enough, I had a “I didn’t kill it!” moment with a pansy orchid that was generously given to me this past Spring, and about which I was beginning to worry. I noticed a brand new flower!
And a new, wrinkled leaf that I don’t have to smooth out.