However, it’s a perfect day for some spring cleaning. Over the past month my closets have gradually turned into havens for piles of shoes, clothes, towels and ski equipment. It’s what happens in the winter when we’ve got questionable snow: the sudden early Saturday AM wake-up, the flurry of phone calls and arranged pick-ups, then we’re off to the north/west/east in search of good skiing conditions. Returning home after supper means laundry and unpacking...things often get tossed into drawers and refrigerator before an evening of kicking-back: I’ll sort through things later.
So, this dreary day is later. It’s perfect for washing rugs and sorting-out Goodwill items, scrubbing the fridge and sweeping the basement and sorting sweaters. Since company is coming in a few days, I look at my house through someone else’s eyes:
- is that a...Christmas tree? STILL? What month is it?
- doorknobs -- on the Closet doors -- how long have those been gone? er, 18 months?
- ...dried-up OJ on the fridge shelves...I wish people, er, person would learn to clean-up
- salsa and hummus...more hummus, hummus, salsa...hey, I’ve got yogurt -- CARROTS!
Answer: a day off during the week for cleaning and errands since weekends are for play.
I wish. :-]
- The Bag