What an interesting month May has been.
May 1st brought 14" of snow. Yesterday, I found myself outside listening to birds and children chatter as I pulled weeds out of the garden. Rain and sunshine provided the ideal growing situation for the prolific nuisances in the yard.
I'd begun to think that blogging just wasn't in the cards this month. With family trips and big daddy trips and my girlie turning "14" time seemed to be all about the family. No time to reflect when one is "on task" at all moments. Alas, this afternoon the two littlest are happily playing amongst themselves and I have a full half an hour before I do the next school pick-up.
So how are you friends? I've missed being here.
I've been spring cleaning this month. Yes, it's almost summer with one more week of school left but I felt spring was late in arriving so I don't feel bad it's taken so long. It's exciting and overwhelming to go through "stuff" and clear it all out. This time I'm serious. I'm clearing things out that have been gingerly laid back the last ten times I've cleared out. Bags of things are being sent out to the appropriate places with a silent vow to not over-do anything again. Really how many table cloths does one need when you have one table? Plus the fact that I rarely use them? How many t-shirts does one need to own when laundry is done every few days? Dishes, don't get me started. Books, which seem to be what I love and conveniently overlook all the time, are being gone through. It's pretty liberating to clear out the books that tell me how to garden, and organize and simplify my life. My grandmother was a delight in this area and I hear her voice often lately..."Why are you holding onto that old thing?" I used to watch and giggle as I saw her clear out things that no longer served a purpose. What a great example. She also referred to books, and I must add here that she was an avid reader, as old ideas. There are a few that you hold onto like the ones you re-read over and over again but otherwise? Make room for new ideas. Let some breath in.
So that is what I'm doing. As well as loving the weather outside and attempting to soak it all in. Knitting...not much happening there. Though I have a pile of projects that need to make it onto Ravelry. Sewing...??? Crafting of any sort??? Reading...this might be what I'm doing the most of and that isn't much. Like I said it's an interesting month. A good month. A month to breathe and be.
I'm glad to have the opportunity to check in as the last photos on the blog are of snow. Though it wasn't that long ago it seems miles away with all the green bursting forth outside now.
Thank you dear friends for all the lovely comments you leave. I read every one of them and love the thoughts and ideas you share.
Happy end of May to you all.