The grass has turned green and the leaves are coming out on the trees. Husband thinks the trees will be all leafed out in a week, but I think it will be two. Anyway, it definitely looks like spring, and it feels like it too, with warm temperatures, sunshine on some days and rainshowers or thunderstorms on others. Forsythia bushes are turning yellow and pink magnolia trees are blooming. Daffodils have been out for a while, and yesterday I saw some little white flowers in the back yard near the woods. The grass is getting so long that mowing would be a good idea if I didn’t believe that The Beast would certainly get stuck in the very wet earth.
I decided I have two major home goals for this spring and summer. First is to clean up the yard of all the junk lying around so that the place looks nicer. When we moved, there was so much to do that a lot of things just got piled (or sometimes tossed) behind the barn or next to the fence, and that it where it has stayed for almost a year. I want to take care of that this spring. The second goal is to purge our belongings from the house and get rid of all the stuff we don’t really need or use. Clothes, books, movies, kitchen supplies — nothing is safe! If we plan to move into a tiny house, even if it’s just for a few months, then we need to get rid of some stuff. Already I have combed through the bookshelves and piled onto the bed a lot of books that I don’t want or need. I’ve been sorting through clothes for a while, making a pile of items I haven’t worn in at least a year or that I know I’m unlikely to wear again. The cookbooks are next on the list. (We own dozens and use a small fraction of them, especially now that recipes can so easily be found online.)
Spring always brings the feeling of newness and the desire to clean and make everything seem as fresh inside as it is outside. I am inspired!