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Spring is Time for Change

March 12, 2008

I don’t know if it’s spring, but I’ve been feeling the need to clean up, re-prioritize and reorganize. I am ready to shake off those winter doldrums and air out the house, the blog, and me. Here are some of the things I want to work on freshening up.

My violin. Since I stopped school, I’ve taken a long break from playing. I’ve done a few gigs here and there, and I’ve learned one movement of one sonata. It’s been well over a year since I’ve had lessons, but one movement! That’s nothing. So I’m hoping to order a few new concertos to start looking over and working up my chops again. I miss the mental challenge of playing regularly and vigorously.

Tomatillos from last year

My garden. This is just a general spring sort of thing. I’m ready to go to work and get some serious revitalization in our back yard. We live on almost 1/4 of an acre and most of it is in the backyard. We have some big plans this year, including converting a large portion of the lawn into raised beds for more veggie space. Plus I’m planning an area that will be dedicated to plants for natural dyes.

My blog. This one isn’t a huge overhaul, but a little sprucing up. I’m hoping to fix some of the old broken links from when my blog had a different url. But most of the refreshing will be in the content. I’m hoping to make my posts more personal, more thought-out, and hopefully more meaningful.

My house. I constantly feel like I’m learning how to keep our house cleaner and more clutter-free. I am a clutter bug and have pack rat tendencies. I have piles of stuff (paper, mail, knitting, books) that seem to spread everywhere. I’m hoping to make simple things like vacuuming and dusting a more regular part of my life.  Plus we have several house projects that have been left to languish.  After we first moved in, we did so much work that both Anthony and I needed a break.  We are now feeling ready to finish up some of the projects we started and start some of the things we have dreamed up.

Time will tell how much I accomplish this year, but just putting it out into the world feels like a good first step.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 12, 2008 11:19 pm

    I didn’t realize you had that much backyard!
    I’m feeling the same way about my apartment. And the clutter. I suspect I’ll be battling it the rest of my life.

  2. March 13, 2008 4:59 am

    I feel the same way about my house. I’ve even considered hiring a cleaning person or crew to get a good spring cleaning done.

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