Hanging out the laundry is a regular chore around here. And yet I have found that in the midst of the very hectic schedule of the last couple weeks that I have looked forward to taking the extra minutes needed to hang out the laundry. The mindless pinning, unpinning and folding have given me many opportunities to slow down, take a deep breath and appreciate the day. The crispness to the air, the honking of geese overhead and the brilliant colors across the hill have renewed me as I carry the full laundry basket into the house to continue with my day. A chore and yet so much more.