I'm so glad you've stopped by my blog! I am a Women's Minister and a former Pastor's Wife. I love finding God in my regular-everyday-stuff. I struggle with keeping up with the laundry, I love blogging, and my kids are my first line of ministry. I am recently widowed. So God and I are on a brand new journey as I try to find peace and understanding. Please grab a cup of coffee and let's get to know one another as we journey on our faith walk together.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Rocks in my dryer!

The other day I had one of those "marathon" laundry days!  Do you ever have those?  You sort, fold, put away, wash, dry, iron all the live long day!  My laundry room is off the side of my kitchen, in kind of like a basement.  It's not really a basement - because we live in New Orleans - and THERE'S NO WAY you can have a basement when you live below sea level!!!

But it is about 3-4 steps lower than our kitchen and during one run of the dryer I kept hearing this noise!  I just kept telling myself that it was probably coins from my husband's pants.  Of course that I had overlooked them - because I am a seasoned laundry-er and surely I would have checked all pants before washing, right?!

Upon opening the dryer, emptying it and folding everything - I found them!  No, not coins - but tons of rocks!!!  I grinned and even said outloud, "JP".  This was the works of my 3 year old son.  I'm sure that I'm a blessed Mommy to have only found rocks in my dryer and not other strange outside treasures.

I'm curious this morning... 
What are some of the "treasures" you have found in the dryer!

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19 comments:

tcsoko said...

What a find in your drier - I hope they were clean. My most embarrassing find in a washing machine is when the repair man was called as the machine stopped working he produced an under-wire from my bra that has come loose and twisted its was through the machine! I suppose that is why they say to handwash!

Homemaker Honey said...

Hello! I'm participating in iFellowship. Enjoy this day the Lord has made and may you be glad in it!

Deborah
homemakerhoney.com

~Amy~ said...

Oh how I hate laundry days that never end! :)
Saying "Hi" from ifellowship!
Have a blessed day!

Deb Chitwood @ Living Montessori Now said...

I always hated laundry days as well! My main problem was disappearing socks – which would get stuck in strange places in the washing machine. I think I have that solved now, but, still, isn’t there a way to make laundry fun??? Have a wonderful iFellowship Wednesday!

Deb Chitwood @ Living Montessori Now said...

I always hated laundry days as well! My main problem was disappearing socks – which would get stuck in strange places in the washing machine. I think I have that solved now, but still, isn’t there a way to make laundry fun??? Have a wonderful iFellowship Wednesday!

Christina Chitwood said...

Mostly receipts and coins have been found in my dryer, but I don't have kids yet! So, the laundry adventures are still to come. lol. Have a great day!
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s said...

That was fun to read... you really painted a picture of you doing laundry in my head. Which leads me to ask... You iron?! Wow! ;) Btw, rocks are a great start for Laundry Art (I linked to my "treasures" with my name above). :)

Hope you have a WONDERFUL iFellowship Day! ♥ Michelle

Monica said...

I'm visiting from iFellowship and am looking forward to reading more. Laundry is crazy around here, too!!

Kara said...

Sounds like something that would happen at my house, LOL! I'm glad to have found your blog. Visiting from ifellowship. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I'm glad you liked my book review. :-)

Katharine said...

Hi Penny!... A combination lock... a big one! No idea how it got there but it made a noise like you wouldn't believe! Have a great ifellowship wednesday!

Theresa said...

Oh yes, I have found my son's little toys in the washing machine. Some how it always makes me smile :) Happy iFellowship Wednesday.

cfoxes33 said...

Honestly, laundry day is one of my favorite days because I stay home! A few weeks ago I was angry at my son because I found gum in the washer and dryer. I find coins, facial tissue remnants, pens, all kinds of things. Never any rocks, tho. I have heard of cats parking themselves in there too. So be careful if you have pets!

Dawn said...

LOL! It sounds like everyday at my house! I once found a worm, all dried up, in my dryer. I imagine one of the boys had it in his pocket and my quick feel (for rocks and coins) missed it because it was soft. Ick. Stopping by from iFellowship to say hello!

Marci said...

It was great "meeting" you last night! The twitter chat was fun! We finds lots of rocks and coins, lip balm and candy wrappers in our dryer. All things my son loves to collect!

grandmotherpic said...

OK, I love all of you young mothers' stuff you have found in your dryer and once upon a time I too found all that stuff, but let me tell you what you have to look forward to. HEARING AID BATTERIES!! Yep! They do make a noise. One more thing about dryers that Penny probably has forgotten that you might try. Any money found in our dryer became the possession of the person removing the clothes. Ah ha! Either I got some coffee money or i was relieved of my dryer duty. They finally wised up and learned to empty their pockets. It surely was fun for a while though.

Jennifer said...

Haha! That's great. I typically find shredded kleenex bits that were stuffed in pockets. The worst, though, was a washing machine disaster...my daughter's play lipstick in a pocket ruined an entire load. A little yeast leaveneth the whole loaf. I'll say!

Jennifer
www.thefarriswheel.blogspot.com

Sue said...

OK...You KNOW that I'm a HUGE laundry hater, but that story was worth it! Thank you, Penny. :)

Michelle said...

oh, I've washed my husbands wallet before, lots of coins and dollars, crayons, tissues, lipstick, chapstick as you can see I have a bad track record:(

Sara said...

Hello! Just stopping by to say hi. Your newest follower from thirsty thursday. Come check out my blog! I'ave had my own fair share of dryer "adventures" I think the worst would be when my daughter threw a few crayons in there.. that was one gooey hard mess to clean up.. it was melted all over the dryer!

http://angelposesrunnynoses.blogspot.com/

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