Monday, April 24, 2017

Spring Fling



I’m so excited to be participating in The Highway Café’s Spring ‘Tastic blog tour, where so many talented authors are sharing their ideas about this time of year. Brainstorming for this tour actually inspired my last blog post, as we threw around the idea of new beginnings at that time, and I figured that would be a great lead in to this post.

So here is my take on spring. Check out the other posts for this tour with the link below. J

My daughter was going through her closet this morning and found her karaoke machine tucked neatly in the corner. When she asked me why it was in there, instead of in its usual place – sitting untouched in my family room – I explained that it hadn’t been used in a while and though she could use it whenever she wanted, it had to find a home. She was less than thrilled, but I was happy to have one less thing to dust.

I’m not sure what it is about this time of year that always makes me want to throw things away. During the colder months, I’m happy to hibernate. A few extra toys or books around don’t bother me. But as soon as the sun starts to shine into my windows and I can turn my heat off, it’s like a switch flicks inside of me and I want to toss away everything that does not have an immediate use. Cabinets get emptied, closets get purged of unworn clothing, and toys that haven’t been played with in a long time magically disappear.

I don’t think I’m alone in this. It’s an inspiring time of year, at least here in the northeast where people start emerging from their houses, enjoying the weather as they go to playgrounds and ball games. They chatter as if they haven’t seen each other in years. Maybe they’re happy because they’re doing the same thing I am. Throwing away the old to make room for the new. Leaving the winter doldrums behind and welcoming the spring flowers (and showers, as we’ve had many so far).

It’s not just physical stuff, either. In spring, I’m more motivated. I want to clear the cobwebs in my head, not just my closets, and accomplish things I’ve been putting off. Fling the old ideas out the window, get rid of the things holding me back, and move on.

I’ve got a few new plans on the horizon. Doing a mental spring cleaning will free up lots of time to help make these plans successful. And who knows what wonderful thing will fill the space where there was once a dusty karaoke machine?

Do you ever do a mental spring cleaning…or a physical one? What kinds of things do you toss away? What do you make room for?

Somewhere on my website, www.kkweil.com I’ve hidden an egg. If you find it, leave a comment here letting me know and then go to The Highway Café’s site at http://transcanadaromancewriters.blogspot.ca/2017/04/spring-tastic-tour.html and leave a comment there, saying where you found it, for a CHANCE TO WIN A “BASKET OF BOOKS”. Don’t forget to check out the posts by the other wonderful authors on the Highway Café’s Spring ‘Tastic Tour as well and enter for more chances to win!

16 comments:

  1. Spring means change to mean. Like you, I want to clean out the closets and lighten the stuff we all collect. Good luck withe Blog Hop.

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    1. Lightening all of our loads sounds wonderful.

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  2. I got a head start on spring cleaning and had two garbage bags of clothes and stuff which were just picked up today. The donated items help a local charity, which is always a good feeling of giving.

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    1. I love doing that. It's so important.

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  3. I have donations waiting to be picked up too! Wish it was as easy to clean out my head.

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  4. Enjoyed your post, thanks for shairng. Yep Spring cleaning is when I throw or give things away we don't use anymore. Found your egg, now I'm off to continue the blog hop, so many wonderful tales!

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  5. I love this think! (Want to come clean out my closet?) I checked out your delightful website and found the eggs! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Haha, I have enough problems with my own closet, Ruby. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Isn't it called spring cleaning? maybe it's because you can finally open the windows without worrying about the heat escaping. And then maybe you figure out what that odd smell coming from under the sink is...but I digress. It's a teachable moment for your daughter--how to give things to charity...like, how about that karaoke machine? M. S.

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  7. I like the idea of spring cleaning, it's the actual task I struggle with. Your positive reminder may kick me into action.

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  8. Spring cleaning in all its forms! My kids are worse about hanging on to old things than I am -- and they expect to store all those things at my house :) But this is the year for a thorough clearing out--you've motivated me to jump to it!

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  9. I mentally and physically Spring clean... great post! 😄

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