As I write this the twins are in bed, Robert is making supper and I have feet that are tired so they are tingling a little. It’s nice to be sitting down, tapping on the keyboard and be able to see Robert pottering in my peripheral vision.
We’ve hit this year running and already time is flying. Does it seem that way for you? The weather is warmer and wetter and has lost the pre-Christmas bite that was in the air for weeks.
I think it would be misleading to say that I’m starting a Spring Clean but I am starting something of a ‘sort out’. There are corners here there and everywhere that were hidden in the soft glow of fairy lights and tinsel. They have now risen to the surface and I’ll tell you…I can’t stand them.
Earlier in the day I decided I would bring something of a Spring touch inside, and for me that begins with flowers.
I bought roses and lilies at the supermarket. I trimmed the ends on a slant and removed the leaves right up to the top of the stem, leaving a few at the top.
I popped out in to the drizzle yesterday and cut a few slender branches from the Eucalyptus tree that sits towards the back of the house. The pale green of the younger branches sits nicely with the flowers and adds bulk.
Needless to say I couldn’t stop there and I began to potter. My dining room got a thorough seeing to yesterday. China came out of cupboards.
Cutlery was rubbed with a soft dry cloth and the laptop played music to dance around the room to in the background.
It felt good. Like the turning of a page, properly, in to the season they call Spring. Of course we’re not quite there yet but that doesn’t matter.
And fiddled some more.
And then as I backed up to the corner of the room to take a picture my darling Anaïs thought I was leaving the room entirely and began to cry.
So I put the camera down and we had a cuddle.
In my nice new room.
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