Monday, January 7, 2008

Movin' On With A New Year

Yesterday was the 12th day after Christmas so today the decorations come down. It's not a sad time because by now, though I'm not sick of it by any means, I'm ready to move on. With our house being very small, hence not many decorations to begin with, it isn't a major project. As I throw away the last of the stale cookies, I'm reminded of Passover for some reason, even though I'm not getting rid of all the food stuffs that Jewish people do before that day.

I also like to give the house short times of airing-out, when it's not very cold out, just to get a freshness in the air. I'm always hearing that this can kill off some of the germs that multiply in warm stale air, but my Dr says that's not necessarily true. Maybe it takes getting the place really cold for a longer period (which isn't gonna happen). Right now we are having a warm spell for a few days in the 60 degrees, so with all the snow melted the wet earth makes the windy air smell like Spring. But I know we will have a few more snow storms before April showers bring May flowers. Most of the time we will still get a little snow in April, so it's May showers bringing June flowers. That's okay because we usually don't get snow til 6 months after that in November or even December. Why do the mid-range temperatures of Spring and Autumn last the shortest time. They are my favorites (especially Autumn with less gale force winds), although Summer and Winter do have other good points. At one time I figured out that to live in a semi-constant state (is this an oxy-moron?) of middle temperature climate I could live on Mackinaw Island in Summer, with it's northern Great Lakes breezes and Kentucky in Winter. I'm sure other states would qualify for not being too hot or too cold, but these would have the least travel time from my section of the U.S. Alas, we are not rich, and the Lord knows better than me what is best. He also knows that wherever my Steve is, is where I want to be, and I thank Him for putting that in my heart.
Anyway, although I'm getting things back in order, I'm waiting til Spring to do the better cleaning. One of the only times when the fresh wind blows heartily throughout the house.

6 comments:

Nancy said...

I'm with you & waiting patiently -impatient for the warmer weather. I don't like winter at all & so enjoy the spring & summers

Mimi's Toes said...

I tagged you...check it out on my blog...
I love snow...

Tracey said...

I loved this week's warm spell. I had the windows open today, too.

Cherdecor said...

I love your wreath. It is so pretty!

It was 70 here today in PA. In January 1 of 2005, it was just as warm. There will be colder weather coming. It never fails!

Mimi's Toes said...

You are ahead of me, I still have my decorations up. Sometimes I wait until after Steph's birthday, which is today. I dread bringing out all the boxes and putting everything away. I'm with you though in waiting til Spring to give a good cleaning....

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

I like to air the house out especially if someone has been recently sick. I don't care what that doc says, I believe it works! Of course, we also will clorox down toilet handles, door knobs, and other often handled areas that can spread germs.