Spring cleaning. A time for spreading the lemon fresh scent, beating out rugs, shining windows, and airing out the down comforters.
I've heard of such spring cleaning rituals (usually touted about in women's magazines), but I don't remember any ceremonial spring cleaning going down in my chiildhood home.
I mean, for sure some things just had to be done after a cold (and rainy here) winter. I do remember the first yearly back deck cleaning—the back sliding door thrown open, the drip drip as the deck dried in the morning sun, and the fresh, new feeling that change was coming.
It was also just really nice to have a clean deck.
+++ Did you grow up with a spring cleaning ritual? Do you have a spring cleaning ritual now?