Do you ever get that urge to clean—I mean really clean? I usually get it on a workday at school, especially around report card time. This afternoon, I finally looked around the house and acknowledged that it was time to clean. I’ve noticed the dust when the sunlight comes through the living room window in the evening, but it’s usually in the midst of life’s craziness when I don’t have time to pull out the dust rag.
Today was the day. And boy, was it satisfying! Watching the layers of dust give way to gleaming wood was true therapy. With music playing in the background, I dusted, vacuumed, straightened, even purged (so hard for me to do, but it feels amazing afterward!).
And now, I can sit at my computer without that pesky “Look at that dust—actually, no, look away because you don’t have time to deal with it right now” feeling. Yet another joy of spring break: therapeutic cleaning.
Thanks to Stacey, Anna, Beth, Tara, Dana, and Betsy at Two Writing Teachers for creating a place for writers to share their work and hosting the March Slice of Life Story Challenge!