Tulips in my garden pushing through which gives rise to hope ...
I had such a wonderful moment last week. The library called to say there was a book in for me - yeah. When I got there to pick up the book, The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes, I thought oh, OK, I don't remember requesting, but a need a read ... when I said to the lovely young librarian that I didn't remember requesting, she said "oh you didn't, I knew how much you liked the author's first book, The Keeper of Lost Things, so when I saw that she had a new book, I put you on the wait list." How cool is that - they know me, they look after me at my library. I am forever grateful for this kindness. Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes has taken a few chapters to really get into, but I have now embraced the main character & her friends.
I also picked up a book I had requested, The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker. I read about 4 chapters & then got out of bed & started to de-clutter a table top 4 drawer bin of scrapping stuff. Three of those drawers are now empty. Next day I tackled the big 6 drawer storage bin - I cleared out two drawers before I started the "well maybe I'll keep, I may need" When I hear myself say that, I know I'm done for that moment of de-cluttering & sorting. I think my time limit is about 15-20 minutes of really productive sorting, after that I then start bargaining with myself. In the next couple of weeks I will tackle my closets - yes I said the plural, I have more than one & in there may lie the problem. Mind you living in a 4 season multi climate place, it does require major differences in wardrobe needs & hence a need for multiply closets - there justified - BUT - they still need de-cluttering & sorting.
I made these cards at the last Sunday card workshop. I now stamp all envelopes in the belief that there should be no naked envelopes going out into the postage system.
It's a go for starting the Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt May 1st. I'll post the list before the end of this month. I hope everyone joins in for the fun.