There must be something in the air. In the course of one day, I have turned into a crazy woman with lists. I prowled the house yesterday seeing things left undone for so long, so I made lists of what should be done sooner rather than later. Lists are my friends but today I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by those I have made so I'm chopping the lists down to size. I'll make a couple of master lists to work from, divide my time up, because I'm not going to get stuck in and do everything; I'll work through the lists as it pleases me. It's not really an enormous amount of work, just tidying up, reorganisation and a bit of cleaning. I'll start today.
My main focus is my knitting. I've started a shawl/scarf for myself and those cold days at work. I would love to have it finished next week, but it will take until the end of May, I think. I'm also knitting Hanno's jumper and haven't progressed much beyond the back. I promises him he would have it by June. I wonder if there are other knitters out there like myself who have a few projects on the go at once. I do that with books too, always reading a few at a time. It's quite easy with non-fiction, and that is mainly what I read, because there are no characters or plots to remember.
I wonder how my gardening friends are going with their new gardens. If you have the time to comment, I'd love to know. I spent quite a bit of time in our vegetable garden yesterday. I had my apron on, naturally, and wandered around with a camera in my apron pocket. It was sunny and warm, no sound other than bird song and the gentle clucking of chooks, so while I picked vegetables for our dinner, I took these photos. The rain has slowed the garden this year, even wiping out some of the legumes, which too much water often does, but the rest of it is looking good, a testament to that wonderful gardener I share my life with.
The garlic standing like soldiers in the late afternoon sun.
New ginger plants just starting to poke their heads up.
There are new people arriving to read here every week. That always surprises me because I think everyone knows about our little community here, but still they come. To all the newcomers, welcome. I hope you find something here that helps you in some way. Make sure you read the comments every day because there are many excellent points made by the wonderful people who read here. And to everyone, I hope you are able to spend some time today in your natural environment - whatever that may be.