I sit down to read in the living room. There is a plum pit sitting on the arm of the chair, the chair with the wooden arms which I just polished yesterday.
I throw the pit in the compost, then go to the bathroom to wash my hands. There is a dirty, wet rag on the floor, the rag which my daughter used this morning to clean up the milk she spilled on her blanket.
I wonder, what do my children think when they leave their fruit pits and dirty rags laying around? Then again, I hope they're not thinking. It's no wonder Minny couldn't keep her mouth shut.
In the spirit of Miss Myrna's Housekeeping Advice column, I thought I'd share a little laundry tip I couldn't live without:
Do you love to wear white, but hate those yellow sweat stains under your arms or around your neck? (Please don't tell me I'm the only one with this embarrassing problem.)
Mix some baking soda and hydrogen peroxide; the consistency should be a runny, gritty paste. Rub the paste on the stains and let sit for a little while (at least long enough to sneak in a chapter or two of the book you're reading). Launder as usual.
It's like magic. The stains are gone! Now if only they'd stay gone.