Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cleanup Sunday

It’s been a nice weekend. The weather has been pretty good this weekend and today it was just gorgeous. I tell you, I appreciate the sun so much now, more than I ever have before. (smile) When I lived back in Georgia, I naturally took the sunny days for granted because they were so plentiful. However, the sunny days are a bit more rationed out here, so I definitely soak them in when they come. (smile) I went outside for a bit to soak it all in and to take a look at my tulips. The red ones will probably shed off tomorrow since they’ve been open for a while, but they have been replaced by some beautiful yellow ones with red stripes that just look so sunny.

After I came inside, I decided to do some cleaning and organizing that has been getting pushed to the side for a while. Brit Boy was watching football (soccer), so I took the time for myself and I plowed through a stack of magazines that have been threatening to hit the floor. (laugh) Interspersed with the magazines were various pieces of paper. I have this habit of writing things down that I want to remember, such as quotes, or story ideas on scraps of paper instead of depositing them directly within my various notebooks. I’m usually a bit of a neat-nik, but this pile was one area that I’ve fallen down on a bit.

Today though, I have turned over a new leaf. (smile) I put a lot of my magazines in the recycling bin and I kept some of them, but now the remaining ones are stacked neatly and have their own home. And my scraps of paper are finally getting catalogued into my notebooks. I tell you, it felt like a weight lifted when I cleaned up my stuff. (smile)

So it was a good cleansing of my pile of paper stuff and I guess that it was a good cleansing of my spiritual stuff ;-) It’s been a good day.

16 comments:

tahtimbo said...

If you feel up to it, you can always come over to sunny Idaho, because we have a huge pile of papers and magazines that need to be shown their proper place:) Hope you had a great weekend!

BK said...

Glad to read that you had a good weekend cleaning up. Cleaning up can be good exercise. :)

LYN said...

SOUNDS LIKE A NICE WEEKEND..I HEARD THE SUN WAS OUT OVER THERE...

Dori said...

Tahtimbo,
LOL. I'd better not, my newly homed magazines and papers would get jealous if I ventured away from them. They're so needy ;-) Hope you had a great weekend too! :)

BK,
I hope you had a great weekend too. And yeah, that cleaning and stretching gave me quite a workout :)

Lyn,
Yep, it was lovely. This sun has been good for the soul :)

Ivanhoe said...

Yay for spring cleaning! My front & back yards are pretty much done, but washing windows is still on to-do list. Yikes - my least favorite.
Have a wonderful week, Dori :o)

vchelle said...

Doesn't it feel good to clean up your stuff? It's true, when we clean up a pile, we've moved or rather turn blocked energy into positive energy externally and internally! Watch what flows now into your life! I'm on a serious mission to do mine...

Dori said...

Ivanhoe,
Yep, it's that time of the year...cleaning up time. I'll bet your back and front yards look great. I don't like washing the windows either. We've got to do that...eek! You have a wonderful week too :)

Vchelle,
That was exactly how I felt...like energy was released once I cleared that pile. We are on the same vibe :) Now I'm going to tackle some other areas around our house. As you said, with this, we make room for the renewal to come into our lives. I wish all the best for you on your journey too :)

SE'LAH... said...

Glad you got to enjoy your sunny weekend. I am impressed with the recycling of magazines. I actually let my friend take one of mines and it was hard to let go. The rest, I kept ;-)

SE'LAH... said...

ps. Thanks so much for following my blog. I do enjoy the nice notes you leave me. And I enjoy my visits here!

jacqueline said...

Hello Dori,

Isn't it amazing how decluttering a room can declutter your brain too? :-)

Sandi said...

I always feel so good when I clean up something that's been haunting me in the back of my mind. Such a relief isn't it? haha

heidi said...

Good for you on getting the house cleaned up! It is such a great feeling to clean! Your tulips sound beautiful!

Howard said...

Dear Dori,

Your blog is delightful, and has become a part of my regular web reading. Thank you so much for posting it.

Yours,

Howard

Duni said...

Hi Dori,
I fully understand about those sunny days! We've had gorgeous weather the last few days and I am a totally different person!
Yes, spring cleaning can be very liberating :)

Sarah said...

I have that little habit of jotting down quotes & story ideas on little scraps of paper too, wherever I may be. Sometimes they come to me at work & I can't get them in a notebook. Makes me wonder if this is common among writers. Probably.

But I have lately been trying to do better about keeping it organized too.
:)

Dori said...

Thank you everyone for commenting on this post! I'm back here much later to get caught up as I approach my blog anniversary. I thank you all for commenting and leaving a little piece of yourselves here :-)