In earlier American rural life, communities raised barns because many hands were required. These events occured in a social framework with a good deal of interdependence. Members of rural communities often shared family bonds going back generations. They traded with each other, worshipped with each other and celebrated with each other. Barn raisings were an integral part of life and socializing.

In our modern American life, communities don't mean nearly as much as they did back then. It is our family's goal to bring a sense of community back to our lives and those lives that touch ours.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Washer and Dryer

   Exciting news! Okay, not that exciting. We got a new (used) washer and dryer today. So, maybe not exciting for you and really, should it be exciting to me? What does that say about my life? If not exciting, at least it will make life a bit easier. It has only been three weeks since we had our own washer and dryer, but with a growing family and a Hubby who needs clean work clothes, it is a pain to haul my laundry somewhere else to wash it. Meme has graciously allowed me to use her machines and even did some of it for me. But there are times when you just need your own set. Like when the local thrift store has a fifty percent off sale and you buy too many baby girl clothes just cuz they are so dang cute. Or like when your toddler is suddenly too big for his diapers and you need to wash jammies because he keeps leaking. You know, those times. Okay, well, maybe there will be more exciting news tomorrow. In the meantime, just be grateful for the machines you own that make this modern day life so dang convenient. And enjoy this picture of a kitten being completely content because he knows he never, ever has to do laundry.


1 comment:

  1. Amanda, I totally agree! Yay for the things that make life easier : ) xo