What is it about spring that creates such a sense of urgency to get so much accomplished before summer arrives? Do you all have a To Do list like mine? You know, the kind with
Wash the front porch and deck (which are both covered in a lovely layer of fine, yellow pollen)
Wash the cars (see above)
Wash the windows (I'm willing to skip the ones that nobody but us looks out)
Paint the guest room and my office (This has been on my list for a few years now and every spring I say, this is the year!)
Buy annuals and replacement perennials for flower beds and pots on deck. Plant them!
Tackle the weeding before it gets out of hand. (Too late!)
Get the carpets cleaned.
Schedule A/C tune-up before the heat & humidity arrive.
Continue sorting and posting photos recently shot on a couple of trips to Missouri.
Store all the winter clothing and gear that was tossed into a big pile in the basement over a month ago.
Start brushing Annie on a regular basis. She's beginning to blow her winter coat and we're back to dealing with all that beautiful dog hair.
Start using the Swiss exercise ball I bought over a month ago (and have only used once!). Thank goodness I decided to get that rather than a Wii Fit. I'm only out $25 if it doesn't get used as often as it should.
Post new recipes on my food blog. It's been neglected for far too long and I really want to try this recipe.
Read more! I'm still reading the same book I started two weeks ago. It's not long or involved. I'm just too busy (or tired) to read more than a few pages every night.
Post my monthly summary for April! We're almost halfway through May, for heaven's sakes.
So, what exactly have I been doing for the past month or so? Well, I've been spending a lot of time playing around with my photos, posting a daily shot on my Aminus3 blog, as well as perusing my favorite photoblogs. Plus, my work schedule was tweaked a little bit after the holidays and rather than have my afternoons free, I've been getting home right about dinner time. After a long walk with Annie-dog, a glass of wine (or two), and dinner & dishes, I'm too tired to do much of anything else. Of course, you'd think since I don't have to leave for work until 10:45, I'd have plenty of time to get some of these projects accomplished, but I'm just not that productive first thing in the morning. However, I go back to my 7-2 shift next week, so I have high hopes of crossing some of these tasks off my list before autumn rolls around.
Too bad this blog post wasn't on my To Do list. It'd be nice to finally have something to cross off! :)