Friday, March 12, 2010

Spring Ahead

by Heather

I know I’m not the only one who’s relieved spring is just over a week away, right? I’m looking forward to warmth and sunshine and flowers and green grass, and I’m so excited I don’t even care I’ll be losing an hour’s sleep on the 14th.

But there are some cons to spring… Claritin has made its first appearance in the house this week. Hello, seasonal allergies. And for me, I always have nightmares this time of year, of tornadoes that come in the middle of the night and destroy everything. Shudder. I *despise* those dreams.

And perhaps the biggest con of the season: spring cleaning. What’s your worst chore? For me, it’s the mini blinds. I’ve never managed to find an easy way to clean them, which makes me dread it, which makes me put it off, and soon it’s just easier to buy new blinds!
Closets need to be cleaned out of winter gear. The oven needs to be cleaned (I always wait until it’s warm enough to open the windows). The fridge needs a good cleanout too.

Spring always means home improvement, at least in my house. It’s the perfect time to paint. Rugs need to be steam-cleaned. The shutters really need a coat of paint. The house needs a bath, which means renting a power washer. And the big project—completely remodeling the kids’ bathroom (trust me—it needs it).

On the whole, the good outweighs the bad by far. And some of that may be because I love home improvement projects (though I’m a bit scared about tackling that bathroom), or maybe because I’m not the one with the allergies…and I can even deal with the nightmares as long as I can wake up and see the beautiful flowers.

Just one more week...

~Heather