October 28, 2006

Taking Back My Laundry Room, Ninja Style

Ok, I'll try to make this the last post about the laundry room saga.

I wanted to announce to everyone that I went in there finally and actually have a load of laundry washing as I type.

I am sure that it was quite a sight- with my hoody over my head, long sleeves over my arms, long jeans on my legs, socks and shoes. Fly swatter (or as Carter says it, fly patter) in one gloved hand, long vacuum cleaner hose in the other gloved hand. For a brief moment I considered putting on one of the boys' Spider-Man masks- but then thought it might make it harder for me to see. Listen, I just wanted to be prepared!

I felt confident. A lot in part due to a great friend of mine and her encouraging words. She told me to "claim your power, girl!" and So. I. Did.

I wish she kept a blog (hint hint)- you'd all get a kick out of her stories. Her hubby keeps one here that is definitely worth more than a peek.

Anyway, she gently reminded me of the power that I do have over those home invaders:

Gen. 1:26 says, Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."

"The Bible says I have dominion over you, so In the Name of Jesus, I command you to come out of your hiding place!"

I was armed with more than protective clothing today as I stepped inside that laundry room.



  1. Even though the original tone of this was humorous, I love how you brought this around to God's dominion over all things and how He gave us dominion as well.

    God is in EVERY detail, isn't He!!!


  2. You crack me up Stephanie! I'm so blessed to have you as a friend! Ok, already! I'll create a blog! It's good that we always push each other onto bigger and better things!


  3. That picture is so cute. You're awesome! Glad you have your laundry room back!

  4. P.S. I did get a load in the washer. Then my mom came and helped me (she was literally like a warrior weilding the vacuum cleaner sucking them up as they flew by) and then hubby has helped with the rest of our laundry loads (as well as my in-laws... a load of towels at their house and my mom took a ton of clothes to do at her house.) We haven't done laundry in over 8 days, people!

  5. You look like you're ready to invade THEIR territory!!!

    Sheryl is one wise woman!!! :)

  6. Wasps? In your laundry room? Like the little mean bug things? We get lots of those outside when the weather is warmer, but never in the house.... I hope the problem is solved pronto, because wasps are scary.
    Lori sent me over to read this - I wrote on my blog about mice, which really, I'd rather have. Mice don't sting. Yikes.

  7. Yikes...eight days is a long time!!! I'm glad you're catching up on the laundry and allowing this experience to be yet another opportunity for God to teach you about His power.

  8. You brave women......I would make hubby do the laundry.....

  9. Oh, you're too cute! Good job taking your laundry room back. We battled carpenter bees all summer, in our backyard. I guess I should have called them out too. I'll remember that next year, if the problem returns.

    I hope your laundry room is pest free, soon.

  10. Amen.

    Laudry Room Ninjas are deadly.
    Those wasps have theri sad yellow coats days counted.


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