I thought ‘Spring Break’ meant vacation. Yeah, a vacation from working on one thing to concentrate on another, smaller project. I wound up filling my spring break with spring cleaning.
For two days our weather was absolutely gorgeous, so I opened the windows and shampooed the carpets! What’s sick, I can’t wait for the first week of summer vacation to give the carpets another good shampoo cleaning. I hate carpet, but I do enjoy playing with the shampoo-vac.
Wednesday, while the weather was proudly displaying the sun, radiating small, warming heat rays, I was basking in its brilliance, absorbing all I could for all it was worth at the time. The sun felt so amazing, covering my back as I worked, raking dead leaves from around our hummingbird tree. I would imagine, by raking up the dead foliage, it’ll irrigate the dirt so oxygen can get to the soil beneath. Makes for an appealing front yard scene. After I finished raking what I’ve come to call ‘Hummingbird Hill’, I swept the garage patio clearing it of the foliage raked off the hill and cleaned off our outdoor furniture. One of these days, I must invest in a tri-folding lawn chair for the summer. Fun in the sun, some reading and sketching, for relaxation and refreshment.
Friday snuck itself back into the week, signaling spring break is almost over. I’m kind of sad by it because now I’m yearning for the summer with our extended 2-month vacation. A break from my daughter’s schooling. At the same time, like spring break, summer break is time off from one position to work another. I’m going to get a break from tutoring to teach more, plus more time to work on building the business. More time to write and edit narratives. More time to sketch. More time to build on brainstorming.
I don’t know what the summer season will bring me, but I am hopeful. I have a lot of ideas, and as the saying goes, cliche as it sounds, ‘Time to lean, is time to clean.’ Brainstorm. Research. Action. It’s not work if you love what you do.
Thanks for reading with me y’all!