Monday, March 22, 2010

Caught in the act . . .

Ever been busted doing something you know you probably shouldn't've done? The kind of thing that would have your Mother shaking her head, your grandmother clicking her tongue but your husband busting up?

I was . . . this morning. I can laugh now, and recreate the entire episode for my friends in blogland just because I think they might get a chuckle out of it.

I love my house. But . . . it's big. 
If I need a jacket out of my closet - I gotta hike to get it. 
(I wish I had a dollar for every time I climb these stairs each day...)

Now I know a lot of you out there have the same thing going on . . . so I shall ask you.

How do your sheets and yes, I might as well admit it, sometimes your towels, get from the 2nd floor to the first to get to the laundry room? (Only a man would think the first floor is the right place for the washer and dryer - smart women know, it should be on the same floor where the bedrooms are DUH!)

Well, here is how I carry mine. Well . . . carry being the operative word . . .

Now mind you - I didn't drag all the towels out to recreate the scene for ya'll, 
I do have some sense of pride.
But you get the idea . . . towels and sheets EVERYWHERE, 
covering the floor in the entry at the bottom of the stairs. 
I mean it's Monday- laundry and sheet change day.  

So of course, with the final pile of towels 
being tossed over the railing what happens?

 "Ding Dong."
Ya just gotta love having glass front doors.

"Ha Ha! Karen . . . you are so busted!"

Well . . . happy Monday. I hope the rest of the day goes better than this.


Theresa said...

Funny I have done that at my Daughter's house:) I have an upstairs but no balcony to help me get them downstairs! Those two cuties just looking so darn precious! Enjoy your day and get the sheets out of the floor before opening the door:) Hugs from Georgia!

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Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I don't know..back in the olden days when you lived in a huge home such as yours, you had a laundry chute. I even had one in the two story I lived in and it was new. But that was back in the seventies..still..I think they should have one in all homes with two stories. could have the maid do it? :)
Your little fur babies are adorable!

stefanie said...

you just tell them that is the safe way to do it, what if you were carring all that laundry and missed a step...ouch!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh Karen, I tried to stop you from going back and reading about those roses...didn't you hear me yelling for you to "STOP!" LOL

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Ha~Ha...yep when there are piles of laundry in the teenagers bathroom...chucking them over the banister works best.

In my last 2 story....the laundry was upstairs....same builder~as the house I live in now.

Thing was...Almost every bedroom was upstairs...our master is downstairs this time.

When I was a kid.....we had a laundry shoot and the laundry rooms were always in the basement:)

Dawn said...

You can always blame the dogs! Actually, I'm thinking mabey we should add a second story, the kids would love helping with the laundry if they got to throw their clothes over the balcony!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Karen... you never told us who was at the door though??? I wouldn't have been embarassed... I would have probably just opened the door and said "watch your step" over the piles of laundry, and taken them in for a cup of coffee (if they were a friend!)... if it was a solicitor, I probably would not have even answered the door... we never do for solicitors, even if they can see me inside! Your puppies are sooo adorable! Happy laundry day to you! xoxo Julie Marie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey Girl,
I am chuckling because I thought you were going to tell us you were running up the stairs naked after going down to fetch a towel. hehe. It happened to me once, when a guy my ex hired was painting a room for us and I didn't know he had come in. Kind of like a desperate housewife episode. And your right, why do Men design the laundry room like that! Oh, don't mind me, I kind of goofy today. Hugs, Cindy

Mimi said...

Oh I laughed at that one!!!!My daughter has stairs, not that many, but way two(just a joke) many!!!!
I think I will suggest that method to her, she is a smart gal, so I bet you hmmmmm....$1.00 dollar, she does that same thing!!!!!hahaha
But luckily no glass front door!!!!!
Your husband laughed at this method???? I bet he does the same thing when you are not looking!!!!
I told my daughter, I would trade house with you if it weren't for those darn stairs, the only time I LOVE her stairs is at Christmas time, nothing screams BEAUTIFUL decorations then a lit garland going up those stairs!!!!
have a great day

Joyce said...

My laundry is on the second floor. I love it! I fold everything on my daughter's bed unless she is home visiting.

I don't think you need to feel guilty. I think you're just efficient : )

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Too funny!
So now I know your secret for staying so skinny...the stairs!
Or...maybe I'm fat because I live in a one story house? tee hee!
I love it when you post photos of your GORGEOUS's beautiful.
Throwing the sheets and towels over is the 'RIGHT' thing to GO girl!

Love the Decor! said...

Too funny!!
Love your beautiful home~

Cottage Cozy said...

I thought you were going to say that you slid down the banister! Maybe next time...haha

I am having a "Blue Monday" giveaway~stop by to see~

Thanks...Have a terrific week!


Barb~Bella Vista said...

Karen, oh, I am laughing here. I think you are very creative. Always admit to being 'creative' and nothing more. Ha. Ha.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi dear Karen, That's smart and efficient! Everybody who sees you through the glass doors throwing your laundry downstairs will wonder why they didn't have that smart idea themselves.

Mieke said...

This is the only right method! Because, it's the way I do it too :)
My washing machine is in the basement, which means two stairs to go with the sheets. I once even fell down the stairs with my hands full of laundry so throwing them down is lifesaving! And yes, I've been busted more then once with the hall full of laundry too, nothing to be ashamed off, it's a job that needs to be done - so what?

Doni said...

At least you were caught CLEANING something! It could have been worse, you know, the undies or something. Anyway. And that's what the bathroon under the staircase is for!!! Grab up those sheets while you holler "just a second!!!" and THROW them in there!!! HA! I'd throw them over the rail too IF I lived in a huge house like yours!!!! Love your pups!

Rettabug said...

I did the same thing when we lived in our big house. We've downsized now. I swear, women should be asked to design homes! We'd do a much better job. ie, pull out drawers inside of deep pantry; mega storage shelves in ALL closets; drain in middle of kitchen floor so we can just hose it down after kids eat! LOL

Just a thought... :)

Pat those cute poochies for me, will ya'? Adorable!

cindy said...

I have a shih tzu, too. Her name is Sammie. I would be lost without her.

Take care,

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Too funny Karen...I do this all the time...but will tell you girl once I tossed over towels and one got struck on my you tell me I didn't laugh my old butt off over that one ha ha!! Girl I'm so glad the only room upstairs is my guest room as I hate stairs and try and not go up there unless company is coming and I need to deweb it...Hope you have a GREAT day on your piece of Calif. my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Nina Diane said...

haha....I'm the opposite Karen. My laundry room is upstairs. Kitchen towels and left socks get thrown up over the back stairs balcony! I love your little doggies..

zandra said...

Gotta love the laundry room on the second floor. ;o) That's where I put it when I had this home built! Thanks goodness! Don't hate me, I only have to bring down the dish towels, and one towel for the bathroom. LOL
Hugz, Z