Actually, I generally fall asleep when I read, so that excuse isn’t going to work anymore. Spring time is a great opportunity to sweep away the cobwebs and sorrows – or is that “Tomorrow?” In any event, spring often conjures ideas of starting fresh. We’ve just come off a long season of hibernation. We’ve entered the second year of COVID19 and we’re all a little cranky and out of sorts. We want to get together and hug. We want to sing together, to eat, to play, to work together, or if you’re like me – you’ve grown quite accustomed to this season of obsolescence. In other words, we feel as though we’ve worn out our usefulness and may be considered outdated. I don’t think we ever run out of being useful as long as God let’s us remain on this planet.
Getting back to the season we all look forward to – especially those us living in the frozen tundra. There is something about spring. It not only wakens many of our sleeping desires, but also puts us into nest building mode. Like the birds of the air, God built that attribute into us humans. He must’ve seen my house after a long winter of messy closets and dresser drawers – cupboards that need cleaning, floors that should be scrubbed -but what’s the point? Someone will surely be dragging snow onto them again.
I got a spurt of energy on Saturday and decided to clean my kitchen cupboards. I did the refrigerator last week. You wouldn’t think things like that could get out of control with only two people sharing the space. I had taco shells from five years ago. There were cake mixes that probably have expired and baking soda that no longer makes anything rise. Many of the things in the refrigerator were unrecognizable, but by the looks of them, they might hold the cure to Corona Virus. At least they look like some very interesting science projects. Why do we hang onto stuff? Today is garbage day, so I made an effort to actually fill our large trash container so the garbage men could earn their salary.
I just nicked the tip of the iceberg. It’s amazing how much clutter we collect – how many spiders like to create interesting designs – especially on your ceilings or near unreachable light fixtures. I suppose I should consider hiring a housekeeper, but who can afford to do that? Besides, as long as I’m still able to stand up, I should be able to reach a cobweb. Of course that might mean standing on something, whereby I might fall and hurt myself. Guess I’ll just try the old reading a book routine again.