Erica Lucke Dean

"Making the world a better place, one book at a time."

time for a fresh start...

Well…there’s no denying it…2012 is in full swing.

The Christmas paraphernalia is officially put away and January is half over. The daylight fades far too fast as nightfall beats dinner, and the unseasonably warm weather has finally turned cold, forcing me to drag out my fuzzy sweaters and stock up on homemade soup ingredients.

I love a good fire as much as anyone, but I feel like saying, “It was a lovely winter, but I’m ready for spring, if you don’t mind.”

And what’s the best way to get the feeling of spring several months early? A good spring cleaning! So tomorrow, I’m throwing caution (and the cobwebs) to the wind and I’m going to clean my house. Time to toss the dusty magazines I haven’t read in six months…the old mail flyers, and paperwork stacked up in the mail basket…and vacuum under the sofa.  I might rearrange the furniture, wash and dry the curtains, and clean the windows.

Then again…it’s going to be really cold tomorrow.  Maybe I’ll just clean all the leftovers from the back of the refrigerator. I need to make room.

It’s almost time for the Girl Scouts to peddle their cookies again! And who doesn’t love a nice cold roll of Thin Mints?

Until the next time…I’ll be keeping warm with toasted Pop Tarts!

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