It may seem strange to some people, but one of my MOST favorite things to do in the spring is to wash the windows. This morning the sun is shining and it is absolutely PERFECT outside our little lake house. Not too hot, not too cold, not windy or rainy . . . . just PERFECT!
So, since I had noticed the other day that some of the windows were not just yucky from the snow and ice of winter, but they also had huge water spots from when the girls were washing down the deck. Our well water is, of course, hard water, so when it gets sprayed all over the windows, it leaves those really big spots.
I did try to get the girls to wash down the deck ONLY and not spray each other . . . but that only lasted about two seconds until one of them accidentally sprayed the other one with that ice-cold water from the hose, and then the giggling started and there was no end of water going everywhere. Until they were thoroughly soaked and shivering and covered with grass and mud. At least the worst of the winter debris was cleared off the deck, but the mess those girls brought into the kitchen – well, that’s another story for another day of spring cleaning!
I’ve always loved to wash windows. Being outside in the spring sunshine, fresh air, and all of the newness of springtime makes me feel full of joy and hope. I’m looking forward to getting all of the window boxes filled this weekend, and I even think I might get the front porch painted. We’ll see, it’s not very big so it wouldn’t take long to paint it, and it would just really brighten up our front yard. This will be the first summer in a while that we’ve been able to do much yard work, so I’m really anticipating so many projects.
Next Thursday I’ll post another Thursday Favorite Things post on another one of my spring cleaning tasks . . . . because, spring cleaning in all of its facets is certainly one of my most favorite things to do! I hope you can join us today for the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop at Katherine’s Corner. It’s great fun, and you will make so many new bloggy friends! Stop by and link up to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop at Katherine’s Corner.