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Spring has officially arrived

Posted Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at 2:44 PM

Spring officially arrived on Sunday and for most area schools spring break started Friday at 3:30 p.m.

I am not so old I can't remember how exciting it is to get a break (whether it be Christmas, spring or summer) from school.

It is sad but true, a week off goes by so much faster than a week in the classroom. The same is true for work. A vacation week is here today and gone tomorrow. We can do our best to enjoy the day while it lasts, but it passes way too fast.

The price of gasoline may change some plans, but hopefully everyone, teachers and students, will get to enjoy their time off either on the road or at home.

I heard from a few friends and family -- some going to Branson, some visiting relatives, others just staying home and enjoying sleeping in. However one chooses to spend their time off, it is their time, so I hope they just enjoy it and make the best of it.

With spring comes spring cleaning. It is time to put away the coats and find last year's flip flops and tee-shirts.

I have always had a problem finding last year's clothes at the beginning of each arriving season. This spring/summer I will especially have a problem because more than likely last year's clothes will not fit anymore. I think my clothes shrunk in storage.

For some reason I always seem to acquire more winter clothes than summer clothes. It could be because we wear layers during the winter months, giving two-to-one on most items.

I often complain about my lack of adequate closet space. My husband's response is always the same, "no matter how much closet space you have, it would not be enough." I don't argue with the man because he can be painfully honest.

It is time for a good spring cleaning. My daughter has always told me I should throw out the items I have not worn in a year. She would be shocked to know how long some of those items of clothing have been hanging in my closet.

My son is almost 41 years old and I still have his high school FFA jacket hanging in the closet. The top shelf of the back closet still has stuffed animals from my daughter's childhood, along with her graduation gown. She has been married for almost 17 years.

On the first sunshiny day of spring when I am home, I will try to make myself start on the closets. Maybe if I start a little at a time it won't be so hard on me.

To some people it would just be a lot of junk, but I get attached to my stuff. Fashion usually makes a comeback. I am not very fashion conscious. My theory is if I like it and it is comfortable, it's me. I guess I need to get rid of all of the uncomfortable things still hanging around.

If anyone has any tips on how to throw out and not look back, just email them to me. I need a support group.

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Revis Blaylock has been on staff with the Manila Town Crier for over 35 years. She has enjoyed making friends in all the areas that the Town Crier covers. This blog contains her general ramblings about events throughout Buffalo Island. She welcomes your comments and ideas for future stories.
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