I was scanning through the list of posts I have written on here, this morning. When I hit the portion of posts from this summer, early fall, seeing the photos posted of the garden, the sunflowers, the hibernating gardener in me cracked open an eye for a tentative glance around. I, of course, quickly told it to go back to sleep. No sense getting her going when there is not much she can do at this point.
I’m sure I’ve said it before, but… I so do love Spring and Summer. It is the busiest time of the year for me, which isn’t a bad thing. Busy is good for me. Too much time on my hands, too much time for my mind and The Committee to analyze too many things, which is never a good thing. Well, almost never a good thing. I guess busy is the way of keeping my brain from having too much time to hyper focus on any one thing too much.
Anyway, Spring and Summer are also when there is so much growth, visual signs of hope, beauty, and, with a garden, I get to be a part of that. I don’t think there is really any part of gardening that I don’t like. Sure there is the whole prepping of the garden space, which is a lot of work, but it’s so rewarding. When those first little sprouts poke up through the ground, brilliant shades of green, my soul begins the dance. I’d truly love living somewhere where I could garden year round, but I have also said that quite a few times. It’s on the life list.
I have been reading a lot of other blogs and articles lately, in hopes of finding some writing inspiration that I am not finding in my own life, at the moment. There is some really great stuff out there, and some really…unoriginal stuff, too. Some topics, it seems, have been talked to death, with little variances between the different posts and articles on those topics. Not very inspiring. But, I have found a few things that have sparked my interest, one of them being a Life List, which I found over at Mrs. Kendall’s site, http://pancakesandfrenchfries.com/2011/11/the-life-list/. (I love her URL )
A Life List is sort of like a Bucket List. Mrs. Kendal (Jules) separated her list of 100 items into categories: Life, Serenity, Home, Family. After reading her completed list (which you can find here), I feel compelled to do a Life List of my own. What a great way to find some life inspiration, in my opinion. Also a great way to get an object overview of where you and life are at, at this point, I would think. I know it will take me a little bit to put together a list of 100 things, but I am going to do this. I hope to have that post ready soon.
Have a great day, Everyone!