Saturday, March 5, 2016
In My Home This Week: Time Is On My Side
am trying to find an appreciation for the in between season. The trees in the swamp have only just begun blooming. Granny called all the red bloomed ones maples, but I don't know if they are all maples or not. There are gold and reds and rusty reds and beige blooms on the trees. There is a reason for these colorings. The peach trees are only just beginning to show a bloom here and there. It is not spring... This is late winter. Not a sign yet of the pines blooming. The distant trees have a softened appearance, not as stark as they were a couple of weeks ago. Buds are forming, but not yet ready to yield the soft greens. The muscari which is the usually quick to bloom has only just come up and budded.
But what is this season really, this twixt and between that isn't winter nor is it spring? And what do I do during it? Too early to plant but golly things look dull about me. I've been playing about indoors but I'm longing for out. Too cold to paint (or too wet when it's warmer). And it's even worse in the kitchen. Pot roast when I am ready for Pasta salad.
I've been between seasons within myself as well. Where do I go from here? What is the next season of my life to be? Yet the signs of a coming change are before me. There's the 'new' look in my home. Calm and peaceful within and brighter and bolder without. That certainly seems to be an accurate reflection of myself. But what season is it?
Enough puzzling my head.
Pot Roast with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, 24 hour Layered Salad, Rolls, Smore Pudding Parfaits
on my own x 3
Yes three times this week. John is working an extra 12 hour shift and Mama changed our day out to next week. I'll likely end up cooking for myself because we've eaten all our leftovers this past week.
Chicken Curry In A Hurry, Rice, Middle Eastern Seasoned Cabbage Salad
Roast Beef Hash, Salad with Beets and oranges, Rolls
Tuna Pasta Salad, Crackers, Oranges (if the great warm up predicted is truth)
...plan my work week:
I still haven't taken the time to go to Lowes to purchase blinds for our bedroom. I'll get mulch while I'm there, as well.
Start clearing out the files.
Declutter the filing cabinet (see above) and the dresser in the front entry area.
Clear off the back porch of unnecessary items.
Finish one unfinished project.
Wash off porch floors if weather is nice enough.
Ordered printer ink this past week. The black ink was back ordered until end of the month. I'll buy ink, instead. Then I can tag items for the booth and take them into the store.
...plan my fun:
Peaches to Beaches is this weekend. I'm sure John won't want to come along but I'm at least going to hit up one town. I'll bribe him with a fried chicken dinner.
With three days to myself this week, I know I'll work hard, so I'm going to make a conscious effort to try and finish the book I've just renewed at the library and return it this week. I'm not sure this counts as fun as it is the sort of book that both irritates and is full of knowledge and makes you think...
I'm going to plan one day to spend time in creative pursuits. Perhaps I'll make cards or a new picture.