Before I say anything else I have to say thank you to all of you who left such wonderful words and thoughts in regards to my last post. I appreciate so much the condolences for Blackie and know that he would too. He was a loner to say the least yet he possessed a kindness to him that was hard to describe. It truly was my honor to have been someone that he felt somewhat at ease with to the point of allowing me to tend him while he was here.
Time still seems to be going at a slow pace but that is the way during the waning of the year. The cold weather comes and goes and at times I see tiny glimpses of the distance reentry of spring. Last fall I planted some new lily bulbs under my faerie tree and they have started to peek out of the earth. The flickers and downy woodpeckers have returned and even seemed to have paired. Odd at such an early date yet each day I see them it is always in twos.
I find myself watching the trees for that distinct look that shows them wishing to start to bud. I know that it is only the end of January and March 21 is still a good two months away yet still spring always seems to start calling me early. We have been blessed with no massive snow storms yet this also has brings it cons. The lack of snow also means the lack of moisture so many things would love to have that extra drink of water. I usually do not find myself watering in the winter time yet this year I think there may be several occasions where I may need to, especially if my bulbs continue to peek out a bit early.
The time indoors has gotten me in a mood of reorganization and cleansing of my living quarters. If this mood continues I plan on painting and revamping our bedroom as well as the master bath. It is a bit of a daunting task yet one that I have had good intentions of doing for some time. The new look will be a nice change for the coming year.
There are also other projects that call me.. My writing as usual (nothing new there)... sketching (I need to give it more serious time).... My sewing machine and all the projects that I want to start (and finish)... my garden (which is a never ending project)... and my craft. Not sure how to explain the last one except to say that is sort makes up the whole of me.
What kind of changes and/or projects do you have in mind for the coming year. Are they daring and different than anything you have done before or are they similar to the same old thing? I always try to do something that is a little off the chart for me as a means to sort of challenge as well as spark up my life. Sometimes it turns out good other times I realize exactly why it is that I do not do such things. In any case it is a evolution.
Today think about what it is that you might enjoy exploring in your life. Something different... something you have dreamed about dabbling in... just something new....