Yesterday was heavenly. It was sunny and 70 degrees and I had all kinds of energy. The friendly weather inspired me to do some spring cleaning even though it isn't spring yet. But our little cabin needed sprucing up a bit after all the fires and schloppy weather we've had this winter thus far. I cleaned the cabin - including spiffing up the fireplace and everything around it - and Sophie and I walked around outside and picked up lots of small branches for our future fires and put them in a pile. I was hoping to clean up the woodpile area near the cabin since it reminds me of Dogpatch when I see it, but I couldn't find a rake. Where are our rakes?
And I sat down and just took in the beautiful day. I noticed some bulbs coming up in one of the flower beds... I'm sure it's the crocus. My mind went to all the flowers I want to grow here once we reconfigure the land and build on to the cabin. Right now I just put annual flowers in pots since everything is temporary. But I'm looking forward to planting azaleas, camellias and gardenias - just for starters.
Mike had our small pasture bulldozed two days ago and now it has a much better flow to it and will be easier to mow and maintain. It's where we want to plant our fruit trees. The bulldozer man is the brother of Mike's mechanic at his shop and he did a great job. We'll use him to move dirt around in all the other places too. Once we're finished with that, we can figure out exactly what we want to do with the cabin to give ourselves a bit more room. We don't want too much more, but we do need a bit. I miss my books and I really need room to sew and do projects. And my houseplants need a sunny room for hanging out in winter. Right now they're jammed into tight and not too sunny places.
Mike has just about finished moving into his new building. It's hard to believe he outgrew his first shop within 6 months! Now he can finally just work and not have to work and move and rebuild his current building. I've never known a harder working man than Mike. I really don't know how he does it. He's superman! His new shop is much more testosterone-y than the first one. It's heated with a triple barrel stove that he made and it's just a big hard man-machine kinda place. He loves it there, but it's too hard (concrete floors, big cold pieces of equipment everywhere) for me and I can't wait to get back to my soft little cabin of yarn and kitties and gluten free brownies cooking.
Anyway, yesterday was a taste of spring and it motivated and pulled me out of my winter head. I love the change of seasons because along with the visual and temperature changes come a whole bunch of other changes... and it's rejuvenating. Yesterday reminded me of what's just around the corner.