Finally, spring is here. It’s that time of the year; spring cleaning is like a tradition. It’s time to open the windows and let the fresh air come in. Time to get rid of the clutter, and reorganize your home for spring and summer.
It seems like there’s so much to do all of a sudden after being dormant for most of the winter. I usually divide my spring cleaning projects into sections over several days. Listing all of your spring cleaning chores can look overwhelming at first. I usually have a check-list for each room of the house. That helps me to check off each of the task.
I know….winter just got here. For me, it’s research time. Having a new deck has me excited with thoughts of what plants I can plant around it. I can see it now….glass of ice tea, crochet hooks, yarn, and the glorious scents of my garden!
Spring is almost here! Even though we have had a mild winter, I am looking forward to spring. I like the feel, sights, and sounds of spring. The weather gets warmer, birds return, plants bloom, and grass and trees turn green. It is nice to be able to go for walks without having to bundle up. It is also time for St. Patrick's Day parades and Easter festivities. People are out working in their yards. I am not much of a gardener, but my sister gave me a lilac bush last year. I am anxious to see if it blooms this year.
It appears spring has indeed sprung. Though the Vernal Equinox is still a week away, you could have fooled the birds, who are already chirping away in the unseasonably warm March air. True to form, the flora and fauna are springing back to life after their winter dormancy. With the welcome temperatures and the greening of the landscape, comes another beacon of spring—allergy season.
And like spring itself, it’s well ahead of schedule.
I know it seems weird since we didn't have a winter, but it's already time to start spring cleaning. My project for the next couple months is cleaning out my book collection. I've been looking forward to and totally dreading this. Over the years, I've amassed an entire room full of printed books, comics, dozens of binders of articles from grad school, magazines, and who knows what else. Considering I haven't read some of these items in a decade, I think it's time they found new homes.
What a long winter! Knowing how much we needed the moisture from the snow helped make the cold and the treacherous roads more bearable, but I don’t think anyone will disagree that it’s time for some spring rains instead.