Spring is my busiest season. This is to be expected, since it's the time when I work to get my garden cleaned up from winter and prepared for its big 'show' in early summer. Hollywood Cemetery is my other garden, and last Saturday's volunteer day was a big success. The roses at Hollywood are definitely ready for their close up!
This is also the time when garden clubs want programs about roses ... did one last week, and I have another one to do in April. These require at least a few hours of preparation. I always spend an hour or two (or more) going over the PowerPoint portion of the talk, refining it and doing what I can to make it better.
In addition to garden things, I slave away at my sewing machine to stock the inventory of handmade collars for Greyhounds Rock. Our first booth at an event will be during this coming weekend (March 28 and 29), at the Fredericksburg 'Rites of Spring' wine festival.
With all of this going on, it was particularly appropriate the other morning to see a sunbeam illuminating one of my favorite needlepoint pillows.
Believe it or not, this IS a more simplified life for me ... as I am working to strip down to pretty much only what I really WANT and NEED to do. I'm not one to sit for very long ... you already know that I'm happiest when I'm active. After being cooped up inside for most of the winter, it feels wonderful to be outside in the sunshine doing physical work. This is a good thing, since there is a LOT of work around here to be done.
I have to try to remember ...
One thing at a time.
Finish what I start.
It's a process ... directing my energy toward the completion of a project, instead of scattering my attention all over the place all the time. I'm better at this than I was ... and I'm not as good at it as I will be in the future.
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