I cleaned my windows yesterday.
I know. Alert the media.
Typically I wouldn’t consider this newsworthy enough for the blog. (After all, NewlyWoodwards is the place for hard-hitting news.)
But as I was wiping down the glass on the insides and outsides of the windows, I realized that I have been avoiding this very task for nearly two years.
Yes. I haven’t washed my widows in two years. Which I’m certain is enough to make you give me the judgy eyes. Not the first time. Won’t be the last.
I planned to clean them before Henry was born. I actually added it to a very official list of things on the fridge that were to be completed before baby arrived.
But then I got very tired and very large. And I just didn’t want to.
Then I had Henry and was going to clean the windows before maternity leave ended.
Instead, I was essentially drowning in bodily fluids and love for those 10 weeks.
And the windows continued to mock me. Because friends, they really were dirty. But it seemed like a lot of work and what if there were streaks and blah blah blah.
But then yesterday I got home and looked at my dining room window in disgust. And I decided, “enough.”
So I whipped up a batch of a new to me glass cleaner and went to town. And an hour later, all my downstairs windows were sparkly. I could actually see my backyard.
Here’s the “recipe” for the cleaner, if you are interested.
DIY glass cleaner
Modified from She Wears Many Hats
1 cup water
1/8 cup white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon Dawn
Shake ingredients together in a spray bottle. Spray on glass and wipe with paper towel. Finish with a clean, dry paper towel to avoid streaks.
Anyhoo – I decided I would tell you about this silliness because I’m certain we all have something in our life that we have been avoiding.
Clean the windows, friend. Clean those windows.
Now I just gotta finish the upstairs windows. Maybe next year?
What have you been avoiding?
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