Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Monday, January 26, 2015

Last Week of January

A bitter cold, windy, cloudy day begins.
Need to run errands
but not out of anything but bananas
and will wait another day.

Bright sun was shining yesterday
even though cold.
Now this one never stops
always tidying and cleaning
but why is it when that bright sun
comes through the windows
you see
dirty windows
 fridge needs deep cleaning
and dust everywhere.
I really do not know anyone else
at this time of life
that is constantly doing what I do.
My daughter called this morning
I shared this
and she commented
you see a lot that other's do not see :)
or ignore....

Spring cleaning in the past took
a week. 
Maybe a room a day.
Now it takes months
but only doing this a few hours every day.


Tabor said...

The angle of the sun changes and lets us see smudges, dust and scratches that do not show up in the dark of winter or the bright sunshine of summer. It happens every year and I am guessing that is where spring cleaning originated!

Judy said...

The sun has a different angle to it this time of year. This morning I noticed dust and cat hair on a table, that in normal light, looks clean and shiny. I am constantly cleaning windows on the inside because I see smears in late afternoon! It never ends, you know.

lil red hen said...

I like this: "you see a lot others do not see, or ignore". I think I must be falling into the category of ignoring; I like things put away in their place, but deep cleaning is becoming more difficult for me.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Tabor, Judy and Charlotte, :)

Anvilcloud said...

Spring cleaning is not exactly a joyful chore for most of us. On YouTube yesterday I cam across a 105 year-old guy who goes to work every day and had since 1927, I believe it was.

Wisewebwoman said...

I come from a long line of non-housekeepers. I keep it hygienic and I am blessed that someone comes in every few weeks and does the heavy stuff. I don't see what others see. I must check my windows they are probably appalling.