Friday, October 7, 2011

My Life as a Laundry Mat



Lately, there have been times I haven't been able to see too clearly.



However, I am starting to get a handle on things. (I think.)



Still open for business every day from 7:00-10:00.

Always ready to do that last load of thinking at 9:00 though!



Trying to clear up thoughts, wash away some of the sadness.



Ah, I thought I was Speed Queen in all things.

Alas, I am finding that going through this process, I am not.



My friend Lori assured me as she set the machine to these settings, that although I might be delicate right now, I am still hot. (Thanks, Lori!)



Uh, Yeah. I think this one says it all.




46 comments:

BECKY said...

Betty, I just can't get over how clever your writing has been through all of "this." I know that writing is therapeudic, but you take it to another level!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Excellent way and also original way of putting one's life into perspective.

Enjoy your week-end.
Yvonne.

Teresa Evangeline said...

Betty, In your links, I saw one titled "Betty's Beauty Manifesto," and I forgot, while reading it, that it was an older post, thinking how glad I am that Betty recognizes her own beauty. It was a good thing for me to read this morning and I just thought I'd add thank you for that post, as well as this one.

Change always leads to really good things.

Flartus said...

I have faith that, even if you come out a little more worn, your colors will still be bright. (Plus a great scent that lasts all day!)

Daisy said...

Betty, you definitely have a poet's soul. I hope you have a good weekend! Hugs from me to you. :)

Tabor said...

You and Flartus are too clever for words.

AKAmamma said...

I absolutely love the pictures you take! Heather

Anne Gallagher said...

Yes, HOT and DELICATE!!! Yay you! Yay Lori!!

Old Kitty said...

Awww and you come out smelling of sweet freshness and gorgeous aromas ready for another wear! Yay! Take care x

Slamdunk said...

Clever Betty. Lots to think of in terms of my own life.

Enjoy your weekend.

Jennifer Shirk said...

"I might be delicate right now, I am still hot"
LOVE that. and Damn straight!

Nat said...

Wow, Betty! You never cease to amaze me with the sheer cleverness and originality of your posts...

Leah J. Utas said...

Excellent execution. Brilliant.

Eva Gallant said...

That was so creative!!!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You are so creative!

Bouncin' Barb said...

Great post. Embrace the change for new and better things in life. They are out there waiting for us. Hugs. BB

Talli Roland said...

Love this! Clever and funny as usual. :)

Madi and Mom said...

Morning BB,
Yesterday and today.
I must have visited too early yesterday I missed your post.
I do so love walking too and this time of year I often take 2 walks a day with my camera no poles. LOL

BB I want to give you a big hug for today's post. You, my friend, have an amazing mind and think process. Pictures and words need to be put in a How to Survive one's life being turned upside down!!
Hugs C

Brian (not the cat) said...

After all the agitation you've been through, it's nice to see you putting a humorous spin on things once again.

Pat Tillett said...

You may be down, but you are most certainly not out! This was very creative. I'm happy to see that you still got that going on...
Hang in!

rainbow said...

I love your photos and your line of thought through out your post. Way to go GIRLFRIEND you are on the right track. Hang in there, YOUR RAINBOW IS ON THE WAY.

rainbow (Momma Lyn)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Betty .. love your thinking .. great fun to read - despite your situation .. hope you can have some cheer over the weekend .. Hilary

Ms. A said...

You are an amazing woman! To have your wit and be able to write through the hard times, has to be beneficial! Have a terrific weekend!

Pat said...

Every day I see glimpses of the old Betty. But now she is New and Improved! Stronger and Better! Yeah!

floweringmama said...

You are too funny!

Sarah said...

Lori is a great friend. I thank her on behalf of all Betty's supporters/blogfriends.

jenny_o said...

Betty, you can spot an analogy a mile away!

I like the way you think :)

Have a good weekend.

Peggy K said...

It always amazes me when you take everyday things/pictures and turn them into a story. I love it....and that's why we all keep coming back for more Betty!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Thanks for sharing your perspective as your life swishes into a new cycle. ♥♥♥HUGS♥♥♥

Joshua 1:9

Lazarus said...

Very clever, loved it!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I never thought a laundry could be so inspiring and poetic.

karen said...

I like that your sense of humor has returned. It's a good sign.

Lin said...

Ah, the laundromat of life. :{

Linda said...

Ya gotta love a friend like Lori!

Shan said...

High five to Lori!

Ann said...

who knew that life could be summed up so tidy right there in the laundromat. Well obviously you knew. thanks for letting the rest of us in on it. This was so clever

Susan in the Boonies said...

I love running into a fellow Metaphor Woman!!!! I see metaphors everywhere I go!!!

Katherines Corner said...

fluff, dry, fold, xo

KleinsteMotte said...

Wow you're creative view of a place like that makes it almost a treasure to behold. Impressed :)

LittleSilkDress said...

Delicate but hot. Love it! Very true, Betty!

Mrs. Tuna said...

Early in my married life I found a place that would do our laundry by the pound. It was worth every penny.

Theres just life said...

I love the way you put everything into prospective.
And yes you can be delicate and hot at the same time.

Pamela Jo

Leanne said...

You are just so good, Betty. In the midst of life changes, you take some cool pictures and turn them into life. Your life. And I love it.

I think of you every single day, Betty. Sometimes, more than once. (Does that qualify me as a blogstalker? I'm not sure.) But each time I do - I sent a burst of positive energy your way. Love to you, my dear dear friend.

EmptyNester said...

There you go being all clever again. Ah, yes. Change. Why is it always so dang hard for us? No matter what the change is, we seem to have such a time with it.

Nicolasa @ {My}Perspective said...

Change sucks. Period. It can be good change or bad change and it is still hard. Hugs my friend.

Baby Sister said...

I love the delicate and hot part. That fits perfectly. :) *hugs*