Spring Fever

posted by Momo Fali on April 7, 2011

April is a scary month.

Oh, sorry…let me clarify.  April is a scary month for my husband when he sees our bills.  April is when I redecorate.

When the sun finally comes back to Ohio after months of teasing us with the whole, I’ll come out, but only for a minute once a week thing, I get the urge to buy new towels.  I blame the lack of vitamin D.

But, it’s not just new towels.  I start refinishing furniture and painting walls, which leads to needing new rugs, then new pictures, and oh my, those candles don’t even match anymore!

I have lugged an armoire up the stairs and a treadmill down them.  My king-sized bed has been bounced around like a ball.  I hang blinds, buy new pillows and change cabinet hardware.  I pack stuff into boxes, store it in the basement, then revisit the boxes I packed the year before.  If the items fit into my new scheme, I pull them out.  If they don’t, then I try again next year.

Come April, changing things around becomes the only thing I think about.  If only it would translate to my eating habits and exercise routine because I’m pretty sure that wearing shorts would make me happier than having a whitewashed coffee table.

Then I wouldn’t scare my husband with the bills or when I get ready for bed.


  • Monica

    I have the same urges in Spring time. ‘Cept I just sit around and moan about it and nothing gets done. I still live like a college student, and I am (by just a skootch) older than you.

  • Michelle

    Maybe it’s an Ohio thing, I do it too!

  • Kim @ Beautiful Wreck

    I do it too, but I am so busy not sure if I will get to it.

  • Diane Tarantini

    Wow! Talk about give a moose a muffin!

  • anymommy

    Me too! The sun coming in the windows (Finally!) is so inspiring.

  • Tara R.

    You’ve inspired me… I think I will rearrange my living room. New towels would be great too.

  • meleah rebeccah

    Oh, I have the same affliction. I love spring cleaning/organizing and redecorating!

  • UP

    My living room looks exactly like it did when I moved into the house 12 years ago…save money, learn to live with it!


  • Heather

    I’m always moving shit around– drives Curt CRAZY. I haven’t been able to for awhile cause I can’t life more than 10 lbs right now. I miss redecorating. Maybe after this week!

  • AlisonH

    You can always come do my house if you get tired of yours.

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