March 6, 2010


Today was warm.

I took full advantage of the weather by sending my children outside while I opened all the windows and cleaned.

I never before understood spring cleaning.

You see, when one grows up in Arizona, one has no need for spring cleaning. Because the types of cleaning one does does not depend upon the weather.

(You Arizonans are so lucky.)

For the first time in months, the stuffy, too many people in one room stench, is gone.

It was so exciting to actually see and smell results, that I kept on cleaning.

Under the beds.

Inside the closets.


(Some, not all. I must have some form of punishment for later.)

I even took to spring cleaning my yard.

I cleaned out the front beds.

And hiding underneath mounds of dead leaves,

Were shoots.

 Dozens of fat green stems, reaching towards the sun.


It's so nice to see you.


  1. you're such a great example to me! I should print out your post as motivation!! I haven't opened my back door in weeks as the snow was so high that i couldn't open that door (ie to air the room). But at least now I can do that!

    Enjoy the spring!! Can't believe it is almost here! :)

  2. YAY for the coming of Spring, eh?? It can't get here soon enough for me. :)

  3. Not many things smell better then a good spring cleaning. Awesome!!

    BTW, are you still taking vendors (or are you calling them sponsors) for the CBC?

  4. We've had almost a whole week of sunshine and warm weather. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Spring.

    I know what I'm doing next week... Spring Cleaning! Yay!

  5. I've been "spring cleaning" for over two months now...less than 10 to go. That's what I get for neglecting my spring cleaning for a few years!

  6. I love spring and I love spring cleaning. It's all about freshening things up! I hope spring sticks around permanently for you and there are no more sneak attacks from old man winter.

  7. That was lovely to read. It almost made me want to go Spring clean...

    Well, almost.