I always have high aspirations for doing a thorough house cleansing and purging at this time of year, but the problem is that spring is the wrong time to do it. Winter is the right time. Winter, when you’re stuck in the house anyway and there’s no escaping the mushrooming filth. Spring, on the other hand, is the time to get the hell out of the house and back into the world. To escape said filth. Spring is not the time to be forced into captive scullery work like a disregarded stepchild.
So, I stepped outside yesterday to breathe in the warm, fragrant spring air, and all the oxygen was sucked out of my chest by a wind so cold and bitter, I had to run back inside and cuddle up with a vacuum cleaner for warmth. Maybe, just maybe, I thought, spring is also a time for rebirth. A time to reinvent myself as someone who cleans the house once in a while. Someone who takes pride in the appearance of her domicile.
Long story short, I did some spring cleaning on my blog instead. If you put your laptop on your actual lap, your body temperature goes up by 30 degrees in five seconds flat. Also, it has a soothing whirring sound unlike my Eureka upright.
You may notice that there are some new links to local blogs over there on the left, some optimistically seasonal pictures on the right, and I finally fixed my FAQ page so the banner isn’t cut off halfway across (it only took two years). I updated the questions themselves, too. It’s not much, but it’s something. The non-virtual dust bunnies will have to die another day.