Minimalistic Me

07 May

It’s amazing how minimally I can live.  I’ve been in my house for a week now and have only a chair and a mattress.


For dishes, I have 2 forks, a couple of spoons, and a plate.  I have my beloved cast iron skillet, a coffee maker, a toaster, and a blender.  And I am all set.

In fact, when I talked to my hubby yesterday, I told him not to bring anything down but himself.  I like living this way.  Maybe I’ll start to miss the TV, but I doubt it.  I’ve got Netflix.  Good enough for me.

It certainly helps that I live so close to everything – unlike before.  Before, I had to travel 40 minutes to get to any decent shopping or fun activities. Yesterday, I was in and out of my house all day long.  Went grocery shopping, came home and dropped it off.  Went to get lunch, came home and ate.  Went to the park, came home to get my laundry.  Went to the laundromat….

Ok, the minimalist in me is caving on that one.  I NEED a washer and dryer.  Now this particular laundromat wasn’t bad.  It was fairly clean, but it’s a laundromat.  And other people were there.  And I kept thinking “God please don’t drop any underwear on the floor….”

I tried to keep to myself, but a fellow laundromateer wouldn’t let me.  “You from St. Louis?” He asked me after seeing my Cardinals shirt.  “Yes, just moved here a few months ago,” I replied.

“What brings you to Joplin,” he questioned.  “My job,” I replied, not wanting to offer too much information.

“Oh, you work in a hospital or something?”

“No, a hotel….”

“You do about 25 rooms a day then?” He continued.

I looked at him questioningly, not quite sure what he meant.

He rephrased it.  “You clean, right?  How many?  About 25?”

I tried not to laugh.  After all, it’s a Saturday night, I’m in shorts, a tank and a ball cap,  and I’m in a laundromat.  Of course he would never have guessed I was the GM of the hotel.

I opened the dryer, not even caring anymore if my clothes were done.  I was just ready to get out of there.  The hotel has guest laundry machines. I’ll use those til my hubby brings ours.

And my cute little Cardinals shorts that I can’t find, and I’m thinking are still there….  sigh.  I guess they’re now the property of the laundromat.  I can’t bring myself to go back.



Posted by on May 7, 2017 in Blunders, Everyday Living, The Hotel


6 responses to “Minimalistic Me

  1. Abby

    May 8, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Hmm, I guess not too many GMs do their laundry at a laundromat?
    Nice that you’re settling in. Minimalistically and all!

    • shadowrun300

      May 10, 2017 at 1:26 am

      I guess not. Although it seemed perfectly normal to me. At first anyway….
      There’s a lot to say about a minimalistic lifestyle. I know you figured it out long before I did.

  2. llcooljoe

    May 12, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Maybe he thought you were doing the hotels washing at the laundromat? I couldn’t live without a washing machine and tumble dryer, but I could definitely go without a TV. My partner couldn’t.

    • shadowrun300

      May 17, 2017 at 12:59 am

      I’m surviving just fine without TV. (Of course, I have my iPad and Netflix, so that helps.)
      But I never want to go to the laundromat again. I’d rather buy more clothes than go through that again. 🙂

  3. Tee

    May 21, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    As I’m contemplating cleaning out several closets and cabinets, this inspires me to make it easy on myself. I should just pull everything out and get rid of it without debating anything! Ha!

    Isn’t it funny to realize how few things you actually NEED to survive? But I DO hope you have your own washer and dryer soon!

    • shadowrun300

      May 22, 2017 at 1:59 am

      I’ve been here a few weeks now, and still don’t miss all the stuff. My hubby texts me daily with what he’s been able to get rid of, but even still, we have SO much. I’m afraid to see what all he brings down here when he finally moves in next week.
      I washed my clothes at the hotel today. A little easier. I just made sure guests didn’t see me toting my laundry basket in.
      Good to see you, by the way. 🙂


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