Okay, my buckaroos, we are just about halfway through January. It’s a long, cold month, a good time for hunkering down, using the hell out of your slow cooker, and enjoying the beauty of sunlight on snow (from inside your cozy house). It’s so bright it almost hurts your eyes, right?
It’s hard to get psyched up to do your spring cleaning in January, though that would make more sense. Do it now, when you’re under house arrest because of the temps. Why save it for warmer weather? I’ll tell you why. It’s hard enough to keep up your morale when it’s cold and dark. Spring cleaning in January would just do me in.
What I do like to do in January, though, is declutter. It’s the kind of thing you can work on while you’re watching the tube or binging on Netflix. It keeps your hands busy so you’re not eating all the time. And, it makes you feel like you are actually accomplishing something instead of just sitting on your duff waiting for winter to be over. So, it’s a win/win in my book.
You don’t have to get crazy about it. Maybe do a drawer a day in the evening during Jeopardy. Clean out the spice rack or wooden spoons while watching the home improvement channel. Get inspired by “Hoarders” and tackling that book shelf, your expired coupons, or old magazines. You get the idea.
Every little bit helps. It’s freeing, and a great way to make fresh start in 2018.
That’s it for now. Catch you on the flip side!
Upcoming Performances and Book Events Winter/Spring 2018
March 7: Book Reading, Cumston Public Library, 6:30pm, Monmouth, ME
March 10: Book Reading, South Portland Public Library, https://southportlandlibrary.com/ 2:00pm, South Portland, ME
March 27: A Visit With Ida, South Berwick Public Library https://www.southberwicklibrary.org/ 7:00pm, South Berwick, ME
March 29: A Visit With Ida, Gardiner Adult Education, https://msad11.maineadulted.org/ 6:00pm, Gardiner, ME
April 10: Book Reading, Goodall Memorial Library, https://lbgoodall.org/#&panel1-1 6:30pm, Sanford, ME
May 1: Book Reading, Berwick Public Library, https://www.berwick.lib.me.us/ 6:00pm, Berwick, ME
Check out my full schedule here: https://www.idaswebsite.com/schedule/