Spring arrives today, hip hip hooray! Now what does that mean exactly? Well, we all hope it means the weather cooperates and warms up a bit. We don’t want to go all of the way from freezing to blistering hot in one week, though. It would be nice to see a gradual warming trend that takes until August to get to the really warm stuff and then falls off quickly after that. That would be perfect.

Spring arrives today, hip hip hooray! Now what does that mean exactly? Well, we all hope it means the weather cooperates and warms up a bit. We don’t want to go all of the way from freezing to blistering hot in one week, though. It would be nice to see a gradual warming trend that takes until August to get to the really warm stuff and then falls off quickly after that. That would be perfect.


But spring is about much more than warmer temperatures. In our house, and many others, it is also about cleaning. Spring is the time to throw open the windows and let in some fresh air. It is also time to chase those dusty bunnies out from under the coach. Maybe you can even get them to dye those Easter eggs? Well, maybe not. Anyway, spring is the time to clean. A national magazine has taken that idea one step further by asking their readers to propose a new cleaning product. Now, I am no scientist, but I do love to clean with gadgets. We better say that last part again … "with gadgets." Once the new wears off the gadget and it becomes a tool, I am pretty much over it, but I digress. The magazine ad made me think of what kind of cleaning product I would invent.


I think I need a product that I can dump all of my clothes into on one end and can pick up from the other end clean, ironed clothes that are matched perfectly into outfits. Just how would that work? I don’t know. I am the idea person. Someone else will have to figure out the details.


The only other cleaning product I could think up would be a motorized vacuum cleaner that would sustain a rider. Just think of how much easier it would be to get children to vacuum if they could ride the cleaner around the house like a three-wheeler. I can just imagine the children arguing over who gets to vacuum next. Oh, well, a girl can dream can’t she?



Happy birthday Thursday to Pat Briggs and Dee Lough, both of Sherman; Charles Lee Newsom of Denison; Sue Williams and Kim Haley, both of Tom Bean; Alexis Tillett of Randolph; Gwynn Crowson Getto of Mesquite; Tarah Arrington of Gunter; Melba Joyce Reynolds of Savoy; Teresa Wilson of Colbert, Okla.; Cindy Lavon Brese of Durant, Okla.; Beedy Sanders of Whitewright.