Another weekend has come and gone. I was looking forward to Monday, but instead of getting things done today, I'm browsing blogs and websites, sending email, sharing videos, daydreaming, and putting off things I need to do. Some of the housework can wait (as it often does) but other things need my attention, yet all I seem to want to do today is stay in blogland. There are so many wonderful blogs and selling sites to visit that it's easy to become "lost" in them.
There are sewing projects I say I want to do, but haven't begun. There is always de-cluttering to do and my closets and storage areas lack organization, yet I'd apparently rather view someone else's organized home or workspace than to work on my own. Why is that? I don't think it's Spring Fever. I don't particularly like Spring - ok, I know I'm strange, but I'd much rather have Fall lurking just around the corner. For me, Spring brings allergy issues and indicates that summer isn't far off. I truly can't stand the summer heat.
Spring is a time when I don't feel so inclined to make a fresh start, as to regretfully ponder those things I didn't accomplish while tucked inside all winter. In the Spring I see windows that need washing and drapes that have to be taken down and cleaned. In winter, no one expects heavy-duty cleaning to be done.
In Spring, when the sun shines through my less-than-pristine windows, I see all the dust I missed on the last round of cleaning. Other people love to go outside and plant things in the Spring. Not me. I don't have a green thumb, though I used to plant things when the grandkids came over and wanted to dig in the dirt. Even though I tried a little bit of gardening, it wasn't something I enjoyed, so while others browse seed catalogs, I start counting down the days until Fall and cool weather. Crazy, huh?
Maybe I'm feeling a bit melancholy that Christmas is now just another memory and I've set no immediately attainable goals for myself this year. I don't "do" resolutions anymore, but I did tell myself I'd strive to be more creative. I decided to make Christmas ornaments every month this year, as I did last year, but have I done that? I haven't even chosen which ones I want to make. I have enough sewing supplies to keep me going for a long time. It's the incentive to use them I seem to lack. Does anybody have incentive or enthusiasm to share? I could surely use some.