I have the early spring blahs. We have had a few warm days and I can actually see grass in our yard. It is too early to rake. This is the worst time of the year. Our biggest blizzards are usually from March to early May. It is hard because you want to start gardening, but it is way to early. I started my spring cleaning in January. Just a little at a time. First the closet. Then the freezer and refrigerator. This weekend I cleared out under the sink, the cupboards, and reorganized.
I am pretty excited about one of my revelations. I moved my picnic baskets so they were right next to the dishwasher. It has been the best idea ever. Why you ask? My clean jars and bottles are stored downstairs. Every night I start the dishwasher and every morning I empty it. I'm not an early riser, so my mornings are perfectly timed events. I don't have time to run my jars and such downstairs. (My dad used to say if I broke a shoelace I would miss the bus.) Clean jars would build up on the counter, because I don't have a lot of room in my cupboards. I don't like clutter and I either had to get up earlier or come up with a new plan. Then I had an epiphany. I put the picnic basket right next to the dishwasher. When I unload in the mornings any cleaned jars or bottles go into the picnic basket. Volia, the items are inconspicuously stowed and it is easy to carry them downstairs. I wait until the basket is full and then make one trip instead of 10. Lazy maybe, but it is a good use of an otherwise item that would only get used a few times a year otherwise. I also get that extra five minutes of sleep.
Besides cleaning, I bottled some raspberry wine and made an apple pie and cherry pie. Ella and I had to move to town for our walks, because the snow us pretty rotten and isn't good for snowshoeing or walking. I also lit a candle, snuggled under a blanket, made a cup of hot cocoa, and read my new book on hygge. If your are a follower of my blog, you know I am a big fan of the Danish tradition of coziness. It was a good read. It gave me a few more ideas to make our cabin cozier for guests. One of these was to get a few more board games. These will be useful when the weather isn't cooperating and we have guests. Speaking of games, my husband and I also played a few hands of cribbage. We haven't played since college and it has been a fun way to pass the evening. The weather has been pretty nice, so I was able to enjoy mornings with coffee and Ella on the porch. I also did a little garden planning.
That is pretty much it. Nothing overly exciting. Just passing time until the weather permits me to work outside. How do you pass the days when it isn't nice enough to get out and do things?