Good morning! How are all of you? How has your week been?
Spring took a nose dive for a few days with temperatures in the forties. Good grief. I am thankful that my rhododendron blossoms survived. Within days, my flowering apple tree should be showing off. The older I get the more I like spring. I don't mind the cold blitzes all that much either. I'm hoping today we get out for a daily walk in sunshine.
Frodo had a 'beauty' appointment and is looking ever so dapper. He shivers for two-three days from the conservative hair cut. He's such an old man, we just blanket him up and love him as his body adjusts.
The knitting continues to be only at night time. I have officially started the Great Declutter this week. I worked mainly on thinning out the filing cabinet and the overflow of documents into SIX shoeboxes. I've made great progress and finished the last drawer yesterday. I'm now contemplating going through my clothing. I know once I start I will create a huge mess. I'm pretty good at thinning out what I don't wear every six months but for some reason I want to be brutal and relentless.
My husband and I are watching Tiny House Hunters and maybe I am flirting with the pipe dream of living with less is more. I remember when my dad would pick me up from University and my belongings fit in the truck (no furniture). Wasn't that minimal living? I know I cannot downsize into a truck bed, but I can scrutinize what I haven't touched in 5-10-15 years. I'll keep you posted with my progress.
I continue to journal daily and sketch daily in the afternoons instead of knitting. This is where I need to be for now.
Holly loves early spring and watching the birds outside while day breaks. She is so cute. Did you know we play fetch every morning while I drink my coffee? Well it's sort of a fetch game. I throw her a little stuffed mouse and she runs after it. Then she comes back (without it) and then I fetch it to toss it again. I'm well trained and she gets her kitty exercise. She is trained to be poised to run when I say 'are you ready?'.
When my husband has a zoom meeting upstairs, she plays fetch by herself and it sounds like a herd of elephants they way she barrels back and forth in the hallway. She is a happy cat. We are so glad we rescued her and gave her a home.