It was about 2:00 p.m. I was still sleeping after working a 7pm-7am shift at the hospital. I faintly hear someone on the TV talking about how tired they were of all the ironing they had to do every week. Hmmm, that got my attention. As I peeked open an eye I see this man holding some kind of steaming device. “Cut your iron time in half!” I hear him promise. I am sucked in now. Then of course they bring in the real life mom’s with their piles of laundry. One swish of the arm and the wrinkles disappear! I sleepily scramble for my wallet. I know I was weak, but I HAD to have a TOBI! I dread Sunday nights. I set aside that time to iron all the kids clothes for a week. I am always glad on school days when we are rushing that the clothes are nice and neat. The thought of an easier week does not stop the grumble, pout and gripe when it’s time to do the work. I waited with great anticipation for my TOBI to get here. Once it arrived Tori and I quickly put it together and pulled out an eyelet dress to steam. Guess what….it worked. It did get the wrinkles out, but for some reason I thought it would really have a pressed look. It didn’t. The dress looked the same as it did when I ironed it. The TOBI was much quicker, especially when you add in not having to drag out the iron board. It heats up very quickly, which is always good. The negative… I have to hold the middle of shirts a certain way or else a large crease will appear. My arms also get tired about halfway through the job. Then again I’m steaming for an army. I also had to figure out how to do the bottom of pants since the steam does not work as well when the hose is in a low position. I had to play with it awhile but I got the hang of it eventually. I love that I can steam all of our church clothes without having to worry about burning them. On the mommy satisfactory scale, I give it a 8 out of 10 stars.
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I wrote a story prompted by my writing group. It's about church, community and racism. Since I published it on my blog I have had so many people reach out with the same shared experience. It's been comforting. Then I found out there is a whole movement of people sharing their stories of leaving church spaces that refuse to respond to racism and injustice. Thank you @thewitnessbcc. To read my full story: www.atribecalledwhitlock.com or hit link in bio.
Too close? Just making sure ya'll see these curls. Had my favorite curly girl expert @torrensalicia cut the back of my hair (looser curl pattern) even with the tightly coiled girls at the top. Love the shape that was created. Ima release the desire of length for a fuller style. #curlygirlmethod #natural #innersence