Our leaves and flowers seem to be slow appearing this spring. Definitely later than last year, but not really unusually late. Maybe the social distancing and isolation just has a person anxious to see change.
We’ve had about a week now of cooler and windier weather than normal, so I’m sure once the warm sun returns things will pop.
How are things growing where you are?
Yard-work is not my favourite pastime. Let me rephrase that, yard maintenance is not my favourite thing to do. If we were building or changing something outside I’d be all in, but I have to force myself to do the weekly weeding.
If it was up to me there would be some flowerbed and rock-garden changes done this year, but Mister has the “why change things” attitude. He says why do major projects when it’s up for sale, which is reasonable. It’s just with what’s going on in the world we also doubt it will sell this year. Money spent on different landscaping wouldn’t be a recoupable expense.
We had this cottage built fourteen years ago, and have lived here full time since 2009 with little to no major changes.
I’m feeling a real need to change something inside or out.
Normally, painting a interior room would solve this restlessness and would have been a winter project. Edging around 22 windows, 6 doorways, and tall vaulted ceilings made me think it might be more than this aged body should tackle though. I know I can do it I have in the past. I also remember how much work it was. Before you think it, no, having someone else do it does not satisfy my need to change something.
I’m sure professionals out there will say I have some big underlying issues with needing change, but really I’m just tired of seeing the same old same old.
Do you like change?
I’ve mentioned before that woodworking is one of my favourite hobbies. Not having a garage though means it’s done in warmer weather outside. I spend the snowy winter months planning projects, and I’m chomping at the bit to get started on them.
I’m certain that’s why spring yard work irritates me, it has to be done before projects get started.
So there’s my dilemma, I feel stuck wanting to change something or at least get started on some outside projects. Hurry up and warm up weather, quit with showers and blustery winds.
Do you like to rearrange furniture, paint rooms, change or add landscaping?
Are you content with material things staying a certain way for long periods?