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CONFESSIONS OF A CATHOLIC HAUSFRAU

I am wary admitting this, but I actually like housework. There is so much nitpicking among couples about who has to do what, who is doing more work, and who is more tired at the end of the day. But--I am retired, and unlike the fabulous, talented ladies in my Writers' Group, I am not currently crafting the great novel or picture book. Although who knows? Maybe I will resurrect that novel I began 6 years ago (pre-cancer) about the Renaissance vampire named Vinny who was a great friend of Caravaggio, the original bad boy. (I had 130 pages, and my group loved it.)

     Another confession: I really love folding warm laundry. There is something so satisfying about taking a t-shirt, holding its warm cotton self against my body, folding it in thirds, and then again in half to place in the basket. I even like folding underwear! Which reminds me of my best friend's mother in high school who would iron her husband's underwear, along with their sheets. That might be going a bit …

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