Monday, December 21, 2009

Seasonal Sickness...the "Cleaning Bug"

I don't have time for this! I have cookies to make, packages to acquire and wrap, parties to attend and even extra birthdays to celebrate. What in the world am I doing deciding that two days before Christmas I'm going to do some serious spot cleaning of my carpets? No one will notice the same stain I've stepped over hundreds of times in the past few weeks... why now?

I don't have a really good answer, I wish I did. I just know that every time something gets rearranged in one room or shifted about for certain holidays I find myself insisting that I clean under, behind, around and through whatever items are moved. I always find dust, goldfish, electronics pieces and whatnot so I know the cleaning is needed. Maybe I'm just aware on some secret inner level that I'm just not going to intentionally move everything in my house in some massive Spring Cleaning Binge (tm) a la my mother.

The garland goes up and the cobwebs come down. The mistletoe is tied, the cords are untangled. The tree goes up, my endtable gets moved and rubbed down with oil. Its a nice balance of cleaning out the old for the new events in my life. I'm a little ashamed of just exactly how many cobwebs I find, but at least I chase them down every so often. My family only sees the lights, the Christmas Village and the super secret graham cracker crisps I make.

Of course, they make fun of me for the move and clean mania, but ultimately my dust bunnies aren't dust dinosaurs. That's good enough for me.

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