It's March! Ostara is weeks away, for those who observe it. I've been so busy being mired in the winter doldrums that I've not even thought of spring cleaning. Boy, does this place need it! Ermagerd!
Being a kitchen witchy person, I tend to focus on what needs to be done in the kitchen before I think of the rest of the rooms. In all honesty, though, I'd really rather not think about cleaning anything, simply because it's just that overwhelming. This place looks like the inside of a goat's stomach. Ye gods!
Annnnnyyyywaaaaaayyy...I suppose we SHOULD talk about getting the hearth back into a good state, right?
Cleaning, as much as a lazy person like me hates it, is necessary for many reasons. One of those reasons is spirituality. It's damn hard to get one's mojo working when everything is cluttered and covered in a layer of grime. Ugh. Cleaning gets the kitchen and the kitchen witch ready to work up some magic.
What are your plans for celebrating spring? I plan to scrub everything with soap, water, and rosemary oil to clean and purify the space. I plan to smudge every corner. Sorry, spiders, but those cobwebs have to go. Goodwill, here I come! Notice I said all of those for fall, too. Guess what? Heh heh. Oops.
I haven't started thinking about my Ostara menu just yet, but I think I might do a brunch. If that's what I end up doing, then I do have a menu. It's part of the brunch book I still haven't finished writing. Have you noticed a pattern here? Yeah. If laziness and/or procrastination were Olympic events...I'd still sit on my ass.
Talk to me about spring. Fill us all with hope, joy, sunshine, and the promise of flowers. I think we all need it, at least in the part of the U.S. that I inhabit!