Thursday, March 29, 2012

Getting to Know You: Spring Cleaning

In the northern hemisphere, spring officially began on March 20, and given the unseasonable warmth that's happening in many places, it wouldn't surprise me to learn that most people have already begun their annual spring cleaning. Admittedly, I haven't yet gotten around to streamlining the closets, sweeping dust bunnies off the ceiling, and scouring every nook and cranny, but the seasonal shift has made me wonder about the things with which I might be ready to part.

So, how would you embrace the act of spring cleaning? What items, interests, issues, or interferences would you like to expel from your life – if only to streamline your day-to-day existence and remove any unnecessary stress?

All authors and characters are welcome to share their thoughts!

18 comments:

Christine Hardy said...

Getting rid of the clutter, definitely! I wish I could take a week off work while my son is still in school just to clean everything out. Our house needs more room for us to live in it.

Aidan said...

Clean?

Olivia Harper said...

Yes, Aidan, she said "clean." Bet you have magical fairies to do such things! If only...

Galadriel said...

My box of food is clean--clean and empty, like my stomach. I shall have to pick up more at Easter when I go home.

Micah said...

Well, Galadriel, if you would sit still for a bit, I could help you clean out your head a bit. It's rather cluttered at the moment, isn't it?

Galadriel said...

Well, Micah, part of that is that I'm allergic to pollen. And spring came two months earlier than last year, so I am slightly miserable.

Olivia Harper said...

No food, Galadriel? That's awful! We have plenty down on South Padre - come stay with us on the island - we'll feed you good and proper!

Devi Marconi said...

That's my girl - full of generosity. :-) Just be careful who you invite into your home - it pays to be selective.

Devi Marconi said...

Well, Mom, that's easy for you to say. You live in a secret underworld - you HAVE to be selective!

Devi Marconi said...

True, but I'll tell you one thing about Ruby Hollow. Since everyone pitches in with the chores, it's never a cluttered place. That's one thing I don't miss about living aboveground... in that big house we used to live in New Orleans, it seems like I could NEVER keep it clean. Too many inhabitants - and only one dedicated housekeeper - ME!

Olivia Harper said...

Hey! I take offense to that - I wasn't a messy kid, and I DID lend a hand with chores.

Devi Marconi said...

True. I stand corrected.

But your sisters were definitely another matter...

Laura Martone said...

Oops. I should point out that Devi did not say, "Well, Mom, that's easy for you to say..." to herself. That was Olivia talking - so just blame her author (ME!) for typing too quickly. :-(

Jil said...

My name is Abbey and,as maid in Sir Tristrim's house, Swale Hall, all I do is clean and polish- and learn to cook. I'm used to it now but as a little 'un I thought Tris was my brother. Now we only see each other when we meet out on the moor . I love this old house and its ghosts so keeping it polished is a joy for me.

Laura Martone said...

Oh, how interesting, Abbey. Your story reminds me of WUTHERING HEIGHTS in reverse!

Aidan said...

I guess someone cleans. I'm not sure who.

Jason said...

Uh yes. That would be me.

Olivia Harper said...

Poor Jason. A little gratitude would probably go a long way.