Spring Clean Up
I have a hard time in the spring getting into the swing of things outside. For the most part, I am a blob in the winter, and get so out of shape. I am one of those people that has to have the sun, and let's face it, winter doesn't have much of that. I'm kind of like a motor that is hard to start. The engine turns a couple of times, stops, turns a couple of times, stops. You get the picture. It takes several attempts going out, sizing things up, doing a couple of things, then coming back in, losing interest. Each year it gets harder to build up that momentum of continuation.
So when clean up time outside comes around, it takes me a good while to work up the gumption to get out there and dig in to what the winds and ice, and who knows what else has been deposited in the yard. There is extra stuff to do out there too, as all of the tree that fell on the house is still out there waiting for me to cart off. It got cut into pieces, but couldn't burn it because of the roofers, and once the roof got done, bad weather started right up, so there it sits. I went out once over last weekend and kind of started to do some pick up, but didn't get very far, and now, today decided to try again. Out comes the rake, gloves, garbage can for sticks and leaves. I started in the front yard, got a small area done, emptied the can on the burn pile, and it was already time for a break.
It is such a beautiful day, that when I came in, about all I want to do is sit here with the windows open, smell the fresh air, and listen to the sounds of the birds, and wildlife. I'm thinking that it will probably be another couple of tries before I am really hepped up about getting out in the yard.