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Spring cleaning is like de-cluttering – it makes you feel good about yourself and your life…  At least, that’s the effect it has on me, which is just as well as we’ve a large old house and quite a lot of garden (and we’re not gardeners!!)

I have a very dear friend coming to stay, and I thought I would take the opportunity to not only clean the house, but really clean it… That means moving furniture, hoovering the dust up rather than just dusting (which only succeeds in moving the dust around and making me sneeze!).  I’ve even been vacuuming the walls, using a paintbrush to shift the dust that’s attached to the rough surfaces…

Spring has sprung too, and the garden is sprouting weeds faster than it’s sprouting flowers, but half an hour here and there, whilst putting the kettle on to boil, making a cuppa and drinking it, is really helping.  Still loads to do, but hey, nature doesn’t hold back once it’s decided it’s time to grow!!

I got that dreadful feeling of overwhelm the other day, and someone told me to try tapping.  Now I’m a sceptic with things like that, but I thought – what the heck – so I tried it.  Now I’m not saying that I’m a convert – it’s more likely to be psychosomatic – but it worked.  I relaxed, realised that I can’t do everything and that it doesn’t matter, and all I have to do is focus on the important things.

I’ve still got the mile-long ‘to do’ list, which will only get longer, but I’m just doing one job at a time, and enjoying it whilst doing it!!  I’m using the time to think about what I plan to do for my first masters weaving project, (which I’ll get down to after Easter), and reflecting on what I’ve learnt in these 3 months since starting.  My mind is whirling around in myriads of directions, but that’s ok too because I have to go through this fog of uncertainty until something makes a strong connection and gives me my path…

Spring cleaning for priorities…  who’d have thought it?  So tell me, what does spring-cleaning do for you?