How nice to leave behind the coldest Winter for over 30 years and have a taste of Spring with some colour in the garden. The extremely wet and flooded conditions mean that I am way behind in the essential early Spring maintenance so there is a mixture of enjoyment and hard work out there at the moment. I am interspersing this with bouts of Spring cleaning indoors. Both of these tasks I have always found satisfying but I am noticing there is less energy as the years pass and this I find frustrating. I am having to learn to take breaks!
Easter was enjoyable and Janie and her family stayed overnight as her central heating had broken down leaving them with no heat or hot water which was initially trying in the beginning with a baby to keep warm as at that point it was still hovering around freezing over night. It was the first time I had my young Grandson Oliver come and jump on me to wake me up. That was precious although I am sure his Mum and Dad are not so keen on that early morning activity.
Life has been busy, and the weeks seem to fly by and it is the time of year when I look at the list of things that I was sure I would have completed over the Winter and have not done so. Motivation, application and concentration seem to be in short supply over the Winter for me. I am fine with physical tasks but many of the mental tasks, of which there are many, are still awaiting my attention.