I think May is my favorite month in the spring. You can pretty much rely on having mild temps and sunny days. Of course, I do live in the Chicagoland area, so weather wise, nothing is ever for certain 🙂 I love getting to see everything come back to life after a long, cold winter.
• Lilacs ~ so many varieties, colors and glorious scents
• Seeing the brave little Hyacinths, Tulips and Daffodils breaking through the ground
• Seeing and hearing all the robins everywhere
• Having more daylight hours
• The smell of fresh cut grass (sorry allergy sufferers)
• Starting my organic vegetable garden
• Getting to wear sandals
• Being able to have the windows open for fresh air
• Cooking and eating outside
• Going for long walks in the forest preserves or on the IL prairie paths
These are some of my favorite things in the spring. It is usually a short-lived season in the Chicagoland area. We tend to move into hot and humid summer weather fairly quickly … but I do love the few blissful weeks in May with its mild weather and promise of new life 🙂
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Please accept my apologies for complaining so much about the weather last month 🙁
I’ve decided to stop whining and get productive. I’m starting some spring cleaning early … hopefully I can be done (or almost done) by the time spring actually arrives 🙂
My plan is to spend the month of February deep cleaning my kitchen.
Cabinets/Counters – clean/degrease the outsides, wipe down /sanitize the insides, re-organize the contents, wipe down, de-clutter & organize counter tops more efficiently
Frig/Freezer – completely empty out and throw away expired items, thoroughly clean and sanitize shelves, organize shelves more logically, clean off the top of the frig
Stove/Oven –thorough cleaning & scrubbing using lots of “elbow grease” to get rid of those really tough baked on stains casino online
Floor – wash on my hands and knees (like my Grandma taught me), getting into every corner and scrubbing the grout of the tile
Walls/Windows/Ceiling Fan – wipe down walls, clean/degrease backsplashes, wash windows (inside only – it’s February in Chicago, people … lol), change the curtains, clean/degrease the fan blades
I really can’t stand all that gross, greasy dust that accumulates on every surface in the kitchen … I hope to be able to stay on top of this chore every month, so it doesn’t get so out of control in the future 🙂
Who wants to join me on getting an early start on our spring cleaning this year? I’m thinking that if I spend my time productively during these “cabin fever”, winter months, I can actually spend lots of time outdoors enjoying the spring weather without feeling guilty for blowing off my household responsibilities 🙂
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FALL FOLIAGE ~ the beautiful colors of the leaves never fails to awe me. I love all the hues of the autumn color palette, from the golden yellows to the burnt oranges to the deepest maroons.
PUMPKIN ~ everything … pumpkin bread, pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkins seeds, pumpkin scented candles … btw, did I mention that I love pumpkin ??
WEATHER ~ warm sunny days; crisp cool evenings; low humidity … what’s not to love ? Sadly, my sinuses aren’t huge fans of the change of seasons, but the rest of me loves the Fall.
FIRE ~ I love sitting around a fire enjoying a warm (or warming) beverage and having long talks while gazing into the mesmerizing flames. I love when the wood pops and sends up sparks; I love the scent of the burning logs … I also love the smell of burning leaves (although it’s not allowed in my area)