I've already started making my new year's "to do" list. Have you started one yet? I never quite stay on point during the year but trying to make a list gets me thinking about what needs to be accomplished for the year, helps me to organize my thoughts and my funds and keeps me from becoming overwhelmed about all the must-do's. I've decided that January is the month to get all the cobwebs out which means get in the corners, under the bed, in the dark spots of the closets and pull the stuff out and get it given away or thrown out . . . or if at all possible find a use for it. Yes, there are always those items you need to save back (just in case) but if they've been sitting there for years maybe it's time to rethink the whole scenario. I have an old chest of drawers in the garage that is chock full of craft items that's been sitting there and only occasionally gets tapped. I need to get into it and see what's actually there, clean it out, get it organized so the next time I need glue or ribbon, or whatever, I can find it. No sense in running to the store when you already have it . . . SOMEWHERE! So - I think the month of January is quite full and if you knew the corners I have to clean out I'm sure you'd agree. Do you have any corners?
The weather here in Southwestern Indiana is flat gorgeous. Cool, yes, but the sun is shining and no dark clouds in the sky. It makes breathing feel wonderful! I realized today I hadn't even put out the bird feeders. They've not really been needed yet. I left my herb garden in such a state this Fall that the birds and smaller animals will have all they want to eat and plenty of brush and grasses to hide and reside safely. I had cleaned it up so nicely last Winter, that was the year when the weather was so very cold and the Winter went on forever, I ended up having to feed the animals all Winter long. It did make planting and getting the garden ready for the Summer easier, but I decided to let the garden go this Fall and give the birds and small animals a break. It will be more difficult getting it ready in the Spring but folks, it's plain hard work, whether it's Spring or Fall. My choice - so Spring will be rough this year, yet still, all wonderful! It's a true labor of love!!