Happy Sunday! It may be a typical Eeyore day on the outside, but here in the Shannon Teach (Gaelic for home), it’s been non-stop spring cleaning all weekend. Walls, floors, bedding, windows, carpets – the works. We even got a head start on the outdoors by tilling up some beds we want to redo and reseeding an area of the lawn that the dogs destroyed over the winter. Everyone pitched in this year, which helped ease the burden and made it go so much faster than those years I did it all myself. Hopefully, the kids learned some good housekeeping lessons in addition to a new-found appreciation for a job well-done. I know I’m totally reveling in the cleanliness.
This week is the kids’ spring break. I took off the week to spend it with them. I don’t think we’ll be doing much because the weather is supposed to be cold and crappy again, but I know we are all looking forward to a respite from early mornings, late nights, homework, dance classes, and the like. If this rain keeps up, I envision lots of cooking and baking, reading and sleeping – which actually sounds like the perfect vacation to me.
There is not much else that is new these days. It’s all work and school and activities. We are all just waiting not-so-patiently for the weather to truly warm up so we can go out for bike rides, runs, motorcycle rides, walks, and just spend time outdoors. It will happen one of these days.
- Dark Eden by Chris Beckett
- Encountering Ellis Island by Ronald H. Bayor
- The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor
- Great by Sara Benincasa
- The Island of Doves by Kelly O’Connor McNees
- The Last Forever by Deb Caletti
- No Book But the World by Leah Hager Cohen
- Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
I was in a spring cleaning mood over the weekend, too! I still have some more I would like to do. I don’t completely trust the weather to put away the winter stuff yet!
Thankfully, we have enough storage and closet space that we can keep the winter stuff available all year. We definitely did not put it away given the fact that we had snow on Monday! But at least everything is clean for the moment when we can turn off the heat and open the windows for good.
I hope you enjoy the week off with your kids. I’ve got closet clean out in my plans this week. I didn’t manage it yesterday but I will be finishing this week.
The kids did the closet clean-out a few weeks ago. I did mine on Friday. It is always refreshing to see a newly organized closet with room because you got rid of so much stuff. I wonder how long it will stay that way.
I wish you could come clean my apt!! Have fun on your vacation.
LOL! I can hire my kids out to do it now that they know what it entails. They did great though.
Enjoy your much needed break!
Your spring break week sounds like it will be wonderfully relaxing and how great that you knocked out so much cleaning ahead of time so you don’t have that hanging over your head.
Yep! There was a method to my madness this weekend. Thankfully, everyone else was also on board with my plan. Now, we can fully relax and enjoy whatever we want to do this week.
Sounds like a perfect vacation to me! You’re making me want to spring clean my house! That’s my plan when I’m off work this Friday.
Have a great week!
I’ve been itching to clean for a while, especially since I failed to do a thorough cleaning last year. I feel SO much better now that it is done. Have a great week and a wonderful long weekend!