319: In the meadows and around the pondPosted: August 8, 2011
The house is quiet today. Our family left around 9:00am for their drive back to Pennsylvania. Shortly after they left I got a start on my next commitment. The new commitment isn’t intended to last as long as my outdoor commitment, and I won’t be committing to blogging about it although I’m sure I’ll mention it every now and again.
One of my goals for the year is to declutter on all levels. One area of my life that hasn’t gotten as much work in that arena as I’d like is my home. I’ve been so busy with other things that I haven’t been spending time on a daily basis streamlining my house the way I intended. Now that things are settling down a little, I have decided to start, as of today, a commitment to declutter and clean the house with the intention of having it finished (or as finished as you can be with these things) before winter sets in.
My plan, made a few weeks ago, is to start on the front porch and work my way in and through the house. Today’s objective was to clean up the patch of mint near the front door, sweep and hose down the front porches, and wash the doors and windows.
I’d show you before and after photos, but the meadow pictures are much prettier. Besides, that mint patch was a mess. I’d be embarrassed to show it to you. My one regret in regards to the mint bed is that the honeybees love the flowers and trimming back the mint meant trimming off the flowers. We can now get to the front door, though, without getting buzzed or stung.
I haven’t completed my mission for today just yet. I made it about half way before lunch time. During lunch we had a window-washer of a storm (it hits the windows so hard and heavy that it cleans them), and it has been raining off and on ever since. I’m hoping it will stop long enough for me to at least finish up the trimming of the mint. I can wash down the rest of the doors and windows tomorrow. The window-washing rain took care of the back of the house but not the front.
That’s about it from the Bogs for today. I’m having trouble coming up with something to write about in my blog posts lately. I may have to resort to a prompt or meme of some kind if my brain doesn’t kick into gear soon.
I’ll be back tomorrow, but I can’t promise you it will be interesting. I’m in a dull and quiet frame of mind which is not such a bad thing. We could all use a little downtime every now and then. 🙂