Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Spring Cleaning is in the Air!

Yes, it's only March 6th; and here in western Newfoundland, signs of spring are not easy to find. We did have a lovely weekend with warmer cold temperatures than usual. And joy of joy, nothing has been falling from the sky for almost 5 days. If I hadn't lived her before, I'd be certain that spring was on it's way. But alas, we have many more snowfalls in our near future, I'm sure.

Still, I had Friday off work so spring cleaning began in my house first with a thorough clean of the spare room as well as a cleaning and organization of my 3 bookshelves and my jelly cupboard (good dishes cupboard). Then on Saturday when I visited my Dad, his bi-weekly clean from me turned into a spring clean of the open-plan living/dining/kitchen. 

Doesn't it feel wonderful to have those big jobs out of the way. I love sitting back on my couch surveying the neat, clean space I currently inhabit. Ahhhhh!

My dad had previously given me a bottle of his homemade wine. Upon opening it, I realized that he was right -- this batch was not a good one and the wine was very, very tart! But I'm a frugal gal and not one to discard something just like that. So, I poured it into a glass jug, added 1/2 cup of sugar, an ounce of brandy, the juice of a lemon, lime and 3 oranges and then tossed in the cut up fruit. SANGRIA -- Nectar of the Gods! I took some up to my dad's house and he was most suitably impressed. (It was a good Sangria!)

At 63, I now realize that I cannot deep clean for 2 days in a row. Kneeling on floors to wash them and getting up and down on chairs and ladders to reach the high places! ..... I might have gotten away with one day but not two. My legs and tootsies were aching so much  Sunday morning. As I was preparing breakfast and every time I went to the bathroom I kept hearing my lower extremities cry out "NOOOO! Get off me!" So, a day of Netflix 'n' Chill with just a short walk in the sunshine was the sum total of my plan (which I executed well, I might add!).  I began Season 2 of "Broadchurch" (even better than Season 1) and 2 other new shows called "The OA" and "Glitch", both sci-fi type programs. 

BONUS: If you hold your phone above your head and click
 ... you look ever so much slimmer!
I'm also trying to spring clean my life with good food, extra care on my body and positive imaging of my mind. It's much harder to do than any living room, but hopefully the effects are more lasting! 

Gotta keep the positive vibes flowing, so I'd better be sure to "clean" all the pipes and pistons! 

Hope your week is full of sunshine, even if it's only in your imagination! Caio, bellas!


troutbirder said...

Cabin fever still doesn't encourage me to think of spring cleaning though as I look at all the ice on the driveway yet it does seem to be a better alternative than going outside. I did enjoy coming across your blog today. Wry humor always works for me...:)

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

There is much spring cleaning to be done here for sure. So far not much has been done at all. It's amazing how those dust bunnies appear everywhere over winter ! Good for you being on top of things ! Snow and more snow expected here this week. I'm not so patiently waiting for Spring !

Jeanie said...

I'm not a sweet wine drinker and someone left a bottle of "sweet red" at the house after book club one day. Yes, Sangria! It's amazing what a little fruit and sugar can do!

You are reminding me of spring cleaning. I should stop reading blogs about that and organizing and actually do some!

Valerie said...

Hello, not sure how I got here but I'm glad I saw your blog. I never spring-clean... well, I don't need to since my small bungalow doesn't seem to get dirty. Because of my age I have resorted to having housework done for me... can't be bad, eh?