This always happens with me. The decorations aren't even down yet and already I've got Spring on my brain. Not that I'm going to do anything very physical or practical about it though. Nope, this is the season for day dreaming and making plans. So my favourite gardening books are out, I've ordered the seed potatoes and had a good think about where I can set my hollyhock seeds off.
But the problem is that it doesn't stop there. Its not just the garden I'm making plans for. Oh dearie me no. You see the spirit of "out with the old and in with the new" tends to grab me quite severely and I can't sort of stop planning. I'm sure most of it will never get tackled but I do like that feeling of having a good old brain clear out and looking forward
~ look for a new car before ours grinds to a complete halt
~ pay the balance for the summer holiday in Cornwall
~ talk to friends about a bit of a event idea I've been thinking over
~ ring the cats home to see if they've got any kittens!
~ decorate the living room and find some nice paper for our bedroom
~ turn the shed into a sort of summerhouse
I'm no good at resolutions, can't think of one I've stuck to yet but plans, ahhh now this is more me. I can make all sorts of plans, ambitions and wishes but because these aren't the sort of things that have to be stuck to, well there's none of that awful guilt if they don't all get ticked off.
My main plans for last year were to discover more of the footpaths around our parish and find a decent, ordinary cookbook to liven up mealtimes a bit. And we've actually ticked these off, because they're fun and interesting and not painful or punishing. Life's hectic and busy enough without making it harder if you ask me, especially in January when its all I can do to drag myself out from under the eiderdown.
So here's to plans and lots more fun for two thousand and ten. Although to be honest we're not getting anywhere very fast yet though. It looks like this again outside. We're snowed in and the village is properly cut off. It came out of nowhere, inside an hour.