One of my most recent joys has been hanging up laundry to dry on a clothesline. It may sound funny, but I get a lot of joy and satisfaction from this activity. It’s enjoyable to spend the time outside, it saves energy and money, and it’s good for the environment. I love it.

It’s new to me because I’ve never had a clothesline before (well, actually one of our places did, but it was when Alex was a newborn and the last thing that I wanted to do at the time was to spend extra time hanging up clothes out on the line).

Anyway, now that I’ve started to do it, I love doing it. And, I also love the fact that many people in Newfoundland also hang their clothes out to dry. I love that it’s part of the consciousness out here.