spring cleaning



















I have been aching to do some spring cleaning for about a month now. I have daydreamed about throwing unnecessary clutter in the trash. I have picked out a new area rug to buy and made a list of summer sewing and painting projects. Sometimes, when I close my eyes to sleep at night, I can picture what it would be like to go through drawers, closets, and shelves.

And, of course, now that the end of the semester has come, my classes' grades are submitted, and I have no set schedule, I keep putting it off. For the next day, I can blame it on my thesis revisions. But after that, I have no excuses. I think that because I've set up this idea in my mind that everything must be rummaged through and reorganized, the enormity of the task daunts me.

My husband is helping me realize I can start small. He fixed up the fancy header at the top of our blog and says that it's probably time to sleep now, even though our blog reformatting isn't completely finished. We'll clean up around here for the next day or so. And then I'll actually have to get out the broom and the vacuum and get to work.

9 comments:

David/Dad/Doc said...

I really like the new header. It looks awesome.

Dad

Mark, Holly and Boys said...

Your new blog header is SO cute, I love it!!!

janel said...

Is it betrayal to my family if I said that I think that apartment definitely needs a good area rug?

Deja said...

Love the header. Brilliant.

And are you graduating? Why didn't I get this? What's next?

k. double-u. said...

Janel: We'll have to post pictures once we put down the rug and then your family can take a poll. The rug's cute enough that I don't think they'll feel betrayed.

Deja: Nope, not graduating—just trying to stay ahead of the game. I finished a solid thesis draft this week, but I won't defend until the fall.

Emily Horrocks said...

Spring cleaning...ahh...yessss....

Have fun with that!!

Annie said...

you should come hang out with me...my days have no structure either! and i bet if you just inserted pictures of maren throughout your thesis, they'd give a complimentary ph.d.

Bryson and Tara said...

I struggle with this as well... By the way, the header on your blog is fantastic! I love it.

Megan said...

I've been feeling the same way! So Saturday I did a big spring-clean on the kitchen. It took me three and a half hours and I was so happy about it. Now I'm kind of anal when it comes to anyone doing anything in the kitchen. Every crumb has to be wiped off and everything put away the second we're done with it. I know it's only a matter of time before it goes back to looking like normal, but I"m enjoying it anyway, and working on other parts of the house. Good luck to you!