Monday, 20 March 2006

Getting into the Spring s

    Hi Every one ,its grey day here ,not a very nice welcome for the beginning of Spring ,if indeed it is,I was always under the impression spring began on March 21st ,not the 20th ! but I'm not going to argue,I am more than happy to say goodbye to winter,the weather though, has any one informed the weather ?

 

So as the top graphic suggests ,we are all now meant to start spring cleaning ,I bet that thought cheers you up ! It reminds me of an incident about four years ago ,at work ,I set off to visit some residents ,It was a lovely sunny Monday  morning every one was in a good mood ,full of the joys of Spring ,you might say ,

    

I got to this particular bungalow where dear little Meg lived ,could hear her singing away ,but as I know she's very deaf,and wont wear her hearing aid ,I go in ,calling to her as I go.......there she is in her bedroom ,a double bed mattress and what she calls an overlay are propped up at the wall ,and there she is handbrush in hand brushing away at the springs on her bedstead ! Oh I am glad you've come she said,you can help me put this lot back ,and so of course I did  mindful of course that it is not in my job discription! how on earth she had managed to take all this lot to bits I dont know ,she was well over eighty ,and all of five feet tall ,and so frail looking Huh! but what a fiecely independant old dear she was ,but you see its spring cleaning time and these jobs have to be done .

  

Oh dear its now afternoon ,to lateto give the divan a shove to see if any dust has formed under there,since it was last done !! Never mind I'm sure its happy dust ? yer its happy where it is !    Have a good day everyone

                      

21 comments:

wobblymoo said...

Mmm, I always thought it was the 21st, happy to be wrong and not too keen on Spring cleaning anything lol

sugarsweet056 said...

Doesn't look like Spring here for sure!!! Gray skies, rain/sleet mix, VERY windy, chance of 3-6" snow!!! YIKES!!!!!!! BRRRRR
Hope you have a grand week, my dear. Take care.
Blessings,
SUGAR

ally123130585918 said...

Whatever they say Jan it is the 21st ~ lol ~ and by the look of it no one has mentioned it to the weather !!!!   I love your graphic she looks ready to start her Spring cleaning ~  Meg sounds a lovely independant Young eighty year old ~ Yes I definitely think that is happy dust ~ you could ask Tinkerbell to wave her magic wand and clear it for you ~ I am sure she would oblige  ~  Ally

aniracj said...

I'm with you Jan, I thought it was tomorrow as well!!

woodsey2 said...

Eeks spring cleaning - no thanks LOL.  Reminds me of once when someone asked me what was under my bed, i replied Dusty Laminate Flooring LOL.  Bless Meg, some of my ladies have done similar things when i have gone into their homes and then needed help!  Not in the job description as you say!

Jo xxx

sdrogerson said...

reminds me of my Great Grandmother who dragged an old kitchen cabinet outside and chopped it up for kindling with a big axe - she was only in her nineties.

jaymact1 said...

Hope you enoly your Spring cleaning I had a great aunt that used to take all her furniture out onto the garden when she was spring cleaning wow. Have a nice day Love joan.

wrigleyrachey said...

Hi Jan, I can't get into the 'spring cleaning' mode because I am stuck in the winter with all the mud being paddled in by wellies and paws..lol..but when the bluebells carpet the woods, I am sure my mood will be lifted..I can imagine the old lady with her duster though...lol
Rach.x

oddb0dkins said...

It's amazing what 80 year olds can manage when they want to, lol. I don't think it's officially Spring until it's warm enough to open the windows, so you can put your mop and bucket away for another week - at least. B. x

mllevl said...

Now come on Jan shift that divan!! Hahah  Happy spring cleaning.  Eve PS. Mine is usually done in readiness for the New Year so come Spring it's up with the feet and out with a good book for me!

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,my spring cleaning can wait till summer ,if then!!! Bless her ,Meg did well to take off the mattress etc,she was glad of your help to put it all back again.Those flowers are nice in between ,the lady at the top doesn't look too happy with her mop and bucket......Love Jeanxx

kategshepherd said...

Sorry you must of brought me up wrong cos i have never heard of this spring cleaning thing you all keep mentioning. LOL! Hope you're both ok. I have been a good girl today and sat working away on my pc. Just got back from taking Maddie out for walkies and girlie chat. Love you. See you soon.

djohn52 said...

Hi Jan!

I like that!  Happy Dust! Happy to stay where it is!  lol  I do a little all the time, because I really don't like house cleaning.  Even when you do the "big job" it still looks the same! Then you wonder why you are so tired.   That picture is me facing housework!

Take Care!

Darlene

elainey2465 said...

Yes there is a lot of happy dust in my house!!! Best not disturb it and upset it!! LOL  - I love your tinkerbell!!! I want one!!!! LOL Laine xxxxx Hey its fairy dust!!!
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haileen2003 said...

Yes I always thought spring was the 21st - but according to my Diary....
Like the idea of 'Happy' dust..
Aileen....X


dklars said...

Dust is a protective covering for furniture! LOL
~~Kath~~

jmoqueen said...

What a lovely story :-)  Where is spring anyway??

jacksj989 said...

I love your attitude to 'happy dust,' it made me laugh and I thank you for that.

More please.

By for now,

John.

plieck30 said...

Yes dust seems to always be happy where ever it is. Isn't that nice that we don't have to worry about it? Paula

jules19642001 said...

I hate spring cleaning but love the feeling of achievement when it is finished.......Jules xx
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icklemisssexpot said...

MY spring cleaning can just wait until more spring like weather makes an appearance for more than a couple of hours <ggg> Besides i have ironing mountain to tackle first   Caff xxx