Let’s be clear. Summer is almost over. I already received my son’s September lunch menu selection. We are already contemplating his after school activities. And, I just calendarized winter break. Winter is coming. Forgot autumn. Luckily I finally got my act together and made an appointment to renew my passport. I had a brain freeze and didn’t do this earlier even though I had grand, lofty plans to travel internationally this summer. Instead I’ve gone to Key West, DC, and Puerto Rico. And will be going to Chicago and Myrtle Beach. So, I haven’t stood still. And, with that it is now time for me to clean.
With all my comings and goings, I am finally standing still for a few seconds. And, I am going to focus on order. Specifically, setting order to my life, things, and house. I need to clean house in all meanings of that phrase.
People talk often of spring cleaning. I never do it. I sometimes think about it. But I often just ignore such a thought. What is the point of spring cleaning? It is a longstanding, historical practice. One can clean things better at the spring onset when you no longer need thd hot furnaces. Or that’s one thought behind spring cleaning. Me, I like heat year round. Onwards.
I like summer cleaning. Let me explain. I have been out and about. I have not put much thought into vacuuming, dusting, or anything house-related. I haven’t been around that much. I’ve been busy. But now, I’m standing still and summer will soon be over. Then autumn will be gone in a blink of an eye and the dreaded, cold dark winter will soon be upon us. I might as well prepare now for winter’s arrival. Although, honestly, I hope I go on my long-awaited trip. It may not be Iceland but let’s see where we land. I’m ready to do my summer cleaning and dream of places far, far away. Now, if only I knew where my vacuum was.