Sunday, September 12, 2021

Laundry list

Idiom of the Day

laun·dry list /ˈlôndrē ˌlist/ noun = a long or exhaustive list of things.  Example:  "Here's my laundry list of things to do today."
One item on my long to-do list really IS laundry.  It's mid-afternoon, and I haven't gotten around to it yet.  According to the monthly calendar I post from the Action for Happiness folks, this is what I should do today:  "September 12 ~ Get active outside, and give your mind and body a natural boost."  It's even a sunny day, and it isn't raining.  I decided early today that I would at least walk around the block.  I haven't done it yet.  Okay, my excuse it that it's 88° out there right now, and it feels like 90°.
Another example:  "Here's my laundry list of books I want to read."  No, I promise not to give you the whole list, but here's one I want to read soon:

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, 2020, fiction, 288 pages ~ "Between life and death there is a library ... And within that library, the shelves go on for ever.  Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived.  To see how things would be if you had made other choices ... Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?"

On my to-do list every day, whether it gets done or not, is blogging.  I've gotten this far, since I've almost written enough to call this a blog post.  There's even a book on it!  Yay!  By the way, this book came from my friend Donna's library.

I recently wrote about the good taste of cheddar cheese and a plum together.  Today, I can report that I tried another plum with Swiss cheese.  It's good, but I enjoyed the plum with sharp cheddar more.  And if you are interested, here's an article on The History of 'Laundry List' you can read.

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Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

Cute post. On my laundry list this weekend: Get all the plants trimmed away from the house, clear the deck, and take down anything hanging on the house (we're having the house spray washed tomorrow); make birthday cupcakes for my grandsons; take the dog for a walk; and create a Sunday Salon post. Check to all. Here's my post: Sunday Salon in September

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I like your laundry list, Anne, especially the fact that you managed to complete all that.

Helen's Book Blog said...

I would agree that cheddar is my prefered cheese with most things, and the sharper the better!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I'll eat any sort of cheese with anything else any time. Love cheese.

I hope you get around to Midnight Library. It was a huge reminder to me that life is best taken as it comes to you.

On my laundry list today is eating breakfast with a friend, packing for an upcoming trip, and, yes, laundry.