After a tortuous several weeks at work, i decided to take a few days off. I wanted to spring clean and knew i had to strike while the iron was hot.
Instead of taking a whole week off, which i wanted, i settled for three days. Client ran late with some stuff i needed to do my part. sigh.
I totally forgot Wednesday was Ash Wednesday, and woke up Wednesday morning with a headache and felt grumpy. I looked outside, and it was snowing. It is NOT supposed to snow when i'm spring cleaning.
I moped most of the day. I felt listless and did a few things. I attended my strength training class and found i was just really tired so i did what i could and felt better afterwards.
I woke up this morning a bit sore from my class but brillant sunshine streamed through. It was so nice to see it, even though it was very cold again this morning (3°F/-16°C). And i puttered hither and yon around the house. I could do with an entire week off to do a proper spring cleaning, but there's not much point to washing the walls in my office where the coal stove is, as i still need the coal stove to be fired up.
The kitchen, guest room, and bathrooms are all much cleaner. Sunroom is decluttered. A noisome pile in my bedroom has been properly sorted. I have started on the taxes.
I hope tomorrow i can clean my bedroom, the other upstairs bedroom, the living room and make an inroad in my office. I also want to go through my clothes and shoes. I have too many of both and need to give away what i'm not wearing or shall never wear. I also found out my two favorite pairs of jeans are now too big for me. I'm glad and sad, as i really liked them. Oh well, they can go on to make someone else happy who's a bit larger than i am.
In other news, i won a drawing! It's for a restaurant gift certificate, i get to pick from a list of which restaurant(s) i want. There's one on the list i've enjoyed going to, and one i may want to try, so getting a certficate for each would be nice.
I haven't given anything up for Lent, although i've had no sugar so far, and i don't think i swore all day. So, sugar and swearing can be contenders. I think i ought to stick for the cleaning thing, too; heck, if i did something every day for all of Lent, the house may get a proper spring cleaning after all.