Sunday, March 22, 2015

"Spring" Cleaning at my House.

Well, if Spring is here (even if in name only), that must mean it's time to Spring clean.  And we here in Atlantic Canada didn't even feel the lure to put aside our cleaning tasks and run outside in the Spring sunshine. No, our -4C (24F) degree weather ensured our happiness inside on day 2 of Spring.  And here's the exciting forecast for the next week:
Do you see the little grey droplets? Those are snow. The blue droplets beginning on Thursday in balmy 7C (44F) degree weather are rain. Please join me in praying for blue. 

Saturday was a productive day. I spring cleaned my bedroom, which for me means putting the bed and wall sconces on the opposite wall (using the previous years holes which were expertly covered by artwork), dusting my ceiling fan (make no wonder I've been coughing), pulling out the summer clothing bins from under the bed and re-discovering the new-to-me thrifted items that I bought over the past 6-8 months, and having a good root through and toss out of old make-up and nail polish.  I also "decorated" my lamps with recent jewellery purchases: each of those beauties was no more than $6 on the marked-down mark-down rack.  

I then moved on to the upstairs bathroom. All the shelves, high and low, were tackled. Tops of curtains rods and window frames, medicine cabinet, vanity.  Everything thing got a good wash down and sort through which left me with these, my spa shelves - music, candles and bath oils. Yes, I know wine is missing from the shelf but that was consumed later as I don't imbibe while I clean. Reward, reward, ladies!

The only collateral damage incurred during yesterday's cleaning frenzy was when the tower of my computer fell over on my foot. Ouch! But an ice pack and an evening on the couch with said glass of wine and Matt Damon (The Bourne Identity) helped the healing process.

I've decided that if the view outside my window doesn't reflect the calendar, then I must make my attitude reflect it. Therefore, spring is in my heart!

Sunday the spring/summer throw cushions will appear on the couch and there will be flowers from the local grocer.

Who knows:  
I may just have a gin and tonic on the deck.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Nice to get that spring cleaning done when you can't be outdoors anyway. When it does get nice out, you'll have it finished. I love the lamp shades decorated with the jewelry. I'd never thought about doing that before, but now I'll have to try it too. Happy Spring !

Bonnie said...

Oh my you have been busy! I think you earned a glass of wine or two. I will keep my fingers crossed for rain. Stay safe and warm.


Wow aren't you full of energy, spring cleaning and what not. Everything looks spic and span. Love those shelves, so organized you are. And the lamp shades are sweet with the necklaces. I'm here wallowing in self pity over the cool temps and snow flurries in our forecast. I can't wait for summer, it's got to be better than this. I'll meet you on the deck for a drink.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

One reason I like winter, I spend it getting organized so I can be outdoors during all the warmer weather. I think you should treat your self to a glass or two, I've been organizing my shelves/closet too...its funny how good that makes on feel