Friday, 31 August 2012
Tomorrow Spring officially starts. Of course, my garden has been telling me it is Spring for a good few weeks now, with (most of) my tulips happily blooming, the snowdrops have almost finished and the bluebells are just starting. My apricot and nectarine tree are looking stunning in blossom and one of the three types of ground cover flower seeds I planted in Autumn (the only one to sprout at all) have started to flower as well.
Apart from those little pockets of loveliness, my garden area is looking altogether rather dreadful (in my mind). It really needs a major overhaul. MR asked me the other night where I want to go for our next holiday and I said that apart from the two weddings down south we have coming up (November and March), I would rather spend the money and the time on making our garden a bit better looking, or on replacing our gutters and repainting the fascia (which we did plan do to before Winter), or on setting up a study area somewhere in the house and turning the junk room into a second spare bedroom like we had originally planned. Another sign of Spring surely, when the nesting urges kick in over the holidaying ones?
I'm determined to get a bit of organisation happening at home over the coming months, I'm getting sick of being disorganised and untidy. I've got my September One Task a Day calendar printed off and ready to go for the month and I'm determined to cross off lots of stuff on it. Maybe even all of it. Although, we won't hold our hopes to high on that score, knowing me as we do.
You can join me and we can keep each other motivated to Get Stuff Done this September if you'd like. You can get my calendar over here, a whole year's worth of not too big tasks to do each day.
I'll be the first to admit, I only managed about three things off my August calendar so I need all the motivation I can get (and really, it's all uphill from there too!) For some extra motivation, I've just started following Declutterhome on facebook. She is having a 30 Days 30 Ideas to help your on your journey to a decluttered home.
Wish me luck!