I swept off the porch (kinda--don't look too hard at it) and put the new doormat in front of the door. I got it at Target and I love the colors in it. So bright and cheery. After this winter, I'm in desperate need of all things bright and cheery.
By the way, most of the cruddy stuff you see on the porch floor isn't dirt. I did sweep better than that. It's glue from when the porch had that fake grass outdoor carpet glued to it. People who used to live in this house really liked to glue carpet to stuff, even outside.
Maybe, just maybe, I'll be able to really celebrate Porch Season on my days off and sit out on the porch with the furbabies.