Lots going on this next month…Princess turns 17, both girls graduate, my parents and maybe my brothers come to visit and I might be buy a house. Maybe.
But there’s a lot that has not happened due to my being ill. For one, our garden is not planted and our flower beds are a mess. Frankly, I’m just getting the house back in order after being down for the count for most of the last 6 weeks.
And you will learn in a later post that there’s been a great deal of work going on at our house the last couple of weeks so we our carport is full of wood, shelves and more.
I look at all this “stuff” both in and out of my house and then think of the things that should be done. And I am overwhelmed a bit.
While the kids have really stepped up to help, they are busy. And I just can’t require any more of them.
And I guess the final component to this is that now that my mind is fog free, I recognize that while we didn’t over spend, I did spend a bit frivolously the last couple of weeks. While I have no regrets about the car loan or prom, I need to get back on track.
My May challenge is to get my yard into shape by reusing and repurposing what we have around. I can split plants, use wood for borders and trim existing plants and bushes. There are seeds from last year to sow. I just move a little slower these days.
As I’m writing this, I have a toilet, a medicine cabinet and a sink sitting in my front yard. We are those people right now. For the record, I will not be re-using these items. But do plan to give them away as they are no longer needed in our house.