Monday, April 2, 2012


The spring is here and all types of preparation have begun to ready myself for the warm weather.  This has happened sooner, rather than later because the butterflies were roaming in my yard before St. Patrick’s Day this year, and for two weeks in March we went without coats in the northeast.  My tulips bloomed and the trees popped colorful buds way before they were expected.

     As with Spring, I knew this would probably not last.  This weekend proved me right:  So, this past cold, rainy, and dreary Saturday, I cocooned in my house and began to tie up loose ends.  It was a perfect day to put music on, stay put, and tend to all the correspondence, and follow-through items that I had been planning to get to “some day”. 

     I began right after breakfast and kept at it until about 7 p.m., and I was amazed at the papers that got discarded; the letters that got written and put into envelopes with stamps on them; and the small areas of rooms that got cleaned.  At the end of the evening I had such a sense of accomplishment and freedom.  Places where my eyes saw piles; torn-off scraps of paper in my top drawer with contact information for me to get back to someone; pamphlets and letters that I wanted to inquire about; and stick-ums reminding me to do something, all got handled.

     I did not plan to devote the day to these things.  As I said, the day was ideal for it and once I got started, I stuck with it.  While it was not major spring cleaning for the house, it was essential spring cleaning for my mind!

Happy Easter.  Happy Passover.  Happy Spring!

© Dr. Ethel Drayton-Craig, 2012