Monday, April 04, 2011

Bouncing through Spring

Last week was a busy one again- so many school things on the go just before the holidays- Sam is on his school break now – thank goodness! We're planning another visit down to Cornwall this month so the car goes in for a service tomorrow and l've noticed that my lists of things to do and remember have started to grow. I've got into the habit of writing everything down so l don't forget. Lists for everything- from booking hotels to shopping and packing - it's just the way l function and l've noticed my older kids doing it as well.
I'm not sure if l mentioned but we had more insulation put up in our loft a few weeks back which meant clearing the whole space out – years of clutter and stuff - so much of it! It has taken a while but we've managed to go through most of it, spaghetti tangles of christmas lights and computer cables, transformers and chargers for goodness knows what!! Memo: ALWAYS label chargers/adapters etc! Old toys and bags full of baby clothes to exclaim over. We're nearly there now- have floored part of the attic space and boxes that are back up are only what we have decided to keep- most things have gone to the charity shop. I feel so much lighter!
It makes you wonder though about all those attics, cellars and cupboards, drawers and sheds all over the world filled with such clutter and keepsakes- blows the mind!!

Yesterday was Mother's Day here in the UK. I spent a quiet Sunday at home with the family- did a little gardening, listened to my new Adele CD from sonser and enjoyed a long afternoon nap. Hubby said l must have been tired as l was completely out of it for a couple of hours! He did make a splendiferous Sunday roast dinner though!!

Earlier when we were out the back my husband cut out an old bit of unused pipe that ran up to the outhouse - he lay it down the side of the house to take to the dump. I quickly picked it up and decided to twist it into a spiral to sit in the garden- a piece of art! My son and husband spent the rest of the day making fun of my 'spring' so l decided to call it that, 'SPRING' -lol.

They compared me to the woman on the movie TWISTER who had a garden full of wind chimes, etc. I didn't mind because l love things like that , things that are different. An old red phone box sitting in a garden or a claw foot bath filled with pond plants - these things make me smile. So l am thinking of making my own kinetic wind sculpture - will do a bit of research first though - there are plenty of things that you can recycle. Sometimes it's just finding the time.


Rob said...

My phone has a todo list feature and I think it's brill. I find that by putting it on the list I can prioritise things and get more done. I know what you mean about the things we keep too. I told Vicki just the other day that we could never leave here because it would mean clearing all the sheds and cupboards out, it would be a nightmare.

HORIZON said...

I don't think that we are unique in the amount of clutter we have but if this is the average family- arghh!
Thanks for stopping by Rob- feel bad that l am not making the usual visits.
My phone broke down last week so will make sure that my new one does lists- sounds handy!

PEA said...

Happy Mother's Day, dear Sarah:-) I keep forgetting that you celebrate it on a different date than we do here. Sounds like you had a lovely day and you so deserve it!!

Oh yes, also amazes me all the stuff that we tend to keep and how much stuff we can actually pile up in a room! lol Every couple of months I tend to go on a decluttering spree and the charity shops just love me. It does feel so good, though, to lighten up the load so to speak:-)

I've started having to make lists as well, otherwise I forget too easily what I was supposed to do. I also make a grocery list but wouldn't you know it, usually forget it on the kitchen table! lol

Hey, I love your SPRING art! Your guys just don't appreciate fine art, that's all. lol I've watched that movie Twister quite a few times and always thought the woman's garden filled with wind chimes and such was so cool!!

No doubt you are quite looking forward to your trip to Cornwall:-) I'm hoping to get away in a couple of weeks to spend the weekend in Niagara Falls with Steve...we haven't seen each other since Christmas and now that Spring is here, it's safer to drive long trips without having to worry about snowstorms!! xoxo

clairesgarden said...

lol. I'm still decluttering and I never even put stuff up in the attic!!

Betty said...

Happy Belated Mother's Day Sarah!

Oh, a trip to Cornwall, dream on Betty!


eMiLy ChAnG said...

Hello. Blog hopping here! Happy Mothers' Day! I didn't know UK have Mothers' Days early. I thought it was second Sunday of May everywhere in the world! How ignorant I am!

Anyway, it's cool that you're going to make ur own sculpture! :)

Merle said...

Dear Sarah ~~ I liked your art work
and I have quite a few wind chimes around my house, and solar lights
Our Mother's Day is 2nd Sunday in May
but I am glad you had a happy day.
How great your husband cooked a Sunday roast dinner for you all.
Sorry you were in tears at the bird cage story and we sure do have a lot to be thankful for.
Thank you dear Sarah for your lovely words about me. I try to stay positive and cheerful and
enjoy doing my blog and sharing
the jokes etc. Thank you for your thoughts on Monday and prayers for a quick recovery. Lots of Love,

smileymamaT said...

Hello! Hadn't been by in a while, but I love that you put things of whimsy and charm into your garden. I do too. :)

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