As of this morning, or yesterday when school let out, it is spring break for those of us in the Quiet Country House. Even though there is snow in the forecast for Sunday, I am feeling the springtime... I feel as if I have just a little bit more energy to tackle some unfinished projects. I even gave my blog a spring makeover this morning! The new banner is a photograph of the eastern hills that border our property, just as the sun came up one morning this week.
Over the winter, my recycling has kind of piled up. I still don't have a good system of organization for recycling. I rinse things as they are emptied, and then they just pile up until I push up my sleeves some quiet afternoon, and sort items, smash cans, flatten boxes, and head off for the recycling center in our township.
I would love to paint a room this spring, or have some new shelves built... but with our school schedule and tight budget, this will instead be a season of cleaning and reorganizing. I've been emptying one cabinet in my kitchen at a time, cleaning the surfaces and then putting things back in better order. I also recovered a chairseat that had become soiled and dingy over the past two years. You can read the story of this chair here.
However you "feather your nest" this spring, I wish you joy.
photos 1 and 2 by Haiku, new blog banner and chair photos by Aisling - all March 2009