RANDOM THOUGHTS ON COMING OUT OF HIBERNATION

As terrible as it is, I realize that I have become lazy and unmotivated during this past winter. I DO NOT like winter and prefer to wrap up in my blanket and read, get on my laptop, watch movies or whatever…anything rather than go somewhere. That is exactly what I said I would never let happen when I retired. But now, hallelujah, spring is officially less than a week away. Time to shake off that lazy personality that I do not admire and spring forward. Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I got back on the treadmill this week. I have one of those big milestone birthdays staring me in the face this summer and I intend to meet it head-on. My friend, Fred, used to always quote that TV commercial, a body in motion tends to stay in motion. So, I best get moving again.

When we got back from Texas, I harvested the remainder of the herbs that I had planted at Christmas time, cleaned out the Aero Garden and, last week, replanted with lettuce and kale. It’s up already!! Aren’t you excited? Well, it’s a small amount, I know,  but, hopefully, enough to tide us over until we can plant outside.

Yesterday, I started the vegetables for this year’s garden. So many plants – so little space. Should be interesting. Now, once I replenish my supplies, I can get some flowers started. Can hardly wait until we can get outside and start planting. I know – that will be awhile. But, how uplifting to get the process started anyway.

Still working on my 40 Bags in 40 Days de-cluttering project. Got a little behind but did some catching up today and DEFINITELY WILL catch up and complete by the end of the 40 days. Today is the 15th day and I think I’m at 13 bags right now. Not too bad!

And, here’s a big one. I got back to my writing this week. In fact, this afternoon I even submitted an excerpt from what I have completed so far to a publisher for possible feedback. What are the odds? Probably not great, but better than if I didn’t even try.

Now, if I can just get motivated to finish our tax stuff and get it to the CPA!

Yep…I’ve definitely come out of hibernation and it feels good!

Later.

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To Matt and Sara

It’s on my mind so I’m going for it. An open letter to Sara Stueve and Matt Stueve.

You are so on my mind tonight. I have watched with interest and a smile, your posts from the museums, your photos of the Liberty Bell, Philly Cheesesteaks, Benjamin Franklin, etc and have loved it.

Image may contain: outdoorI am so so thrilled that you were able to make this trip that meant so much to you. Now tomorrow you board a bus and travel to DC for the March. I am so proud of you for following your convictions and spending the time and money to participate in something you truly believe in. I lived through the 60s. I understand.

But the “mom” in me now implores you to please be careful. I know that your group is not a violent one. But unfortunately there are crazies out there who care about nothing more than making a mockery of the democratic principles of freedom of speech, etc. They have no real convictions. Just a desire to instigate violence and perpetrate vandalism. So please hold on to each other and be safe. We are so looking forward to hearing about this experience and sharing it with you. Have a great day. Love you both.

#WomensMarchOnWashington