It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~Mark Twain
Yep, that's me...I've got it, the old Spring Fever. I don't know what to do first...plant my garden, finish those overdue projects, Spring clean the house...ugh...too much to do and not enough time!
I've ony had one full day of my Spring break at home so far...and with only three more left, I'm probably not going to get it all done, but I'll try...I'll kill myself trying!
I love this time of year, more than any other.
My roses are starting to bloom, everything is green, the longer days, kids playing in the park again after a long, cold winter. The whole feeling of renewal...it makes me want to eat better, exercise, start something new.
Tomorrow my garden is really going in...I'm a little late this year, or it feels like it anyway. I usually don't wind up putting it in until Spring break, which was later this year than last. Right now, I have piles of clippings, weeds and dead plants around my backyard, waiting for space in my always full "green" can. Tomorrow I'll call my neighbor and see if hers has room, she's always so nice about letting me use it.
My yard is about a third of an acre, most of which is landscaped one way or another (there's still a hidden corner of the property that is overgrown w/ weeds this time of year). I do not have a gardener. I do all the yardwork myself. I don't mean to "toot my own horn" here, but it's a lot of work, I really do enjoy it though. I find gardening very theraputic. I have the best conversations with myself when I'm mowing the lawn...not sure why, maybe it's the repetition, or the steady roar of the motor. I come up with all sorts of great ideas while I mow...unfortunately sometimes I've forgotten them by the time I get back in the house :)
Yesterday I cut the very first spring blooms of my roses. I have a lot of rose bushes now...it makes for a lot of pruning in February, but once they've been pruned and fertilized, they are really easy to upkeep...and so worth it! I love being able to go outside and cut my own bouquet, filling up an empty spot somewhere in the house.
I find it hard to sleep in at this time of year too, I'm always so anxious to get up in the morning and get outside...I love the quiet in the early morning, when the sun is first rising and no one else is up yet.
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