Well, here it is Saturday evening and I'm sitting out on the patio enjoying the sights and sounds of springtime. The dogwood trees popped into bloom this week and so did the hyacinths and mid-season daffodils. The bluebirds are flitting back and forth to the nesting box setting up housekeeping. I love the changing seasons, but there is something about spring that I especially love. I think it's the signs of new life everywhere you look.
At this time of year I'm torn between wanting to be outside and wanting to be inside decluttering every inch of my house. This year the decluttering seems to be winning the race.
Last week it was the kitchen cupboards, drawers and cookbook collection.
Yesterday, the costume jewelry collection... mine and my mom's.
Today hours were spent on my closet. I took every single piece of clothing out and tried them on. Trust me, this isn't for the faint of heart... especially after a winter of not enough activity. I think I could easily say that half or more of my wardrobe is on it's way to the thrift shop. Ugh!! To be honest I'd like to maintain a more pared down wardrobe. Actually I'd like my whole house to be more pared down so I am on a mission to achieve that little by little.
Why am I telling you this?
To explain why I've been scare in blogland of late.
If I spend too much time on the internet, the decluttering suffers and I've got to strike while the iron is hot where decluttering is concerned.
Oh, and one more thing...
after trying on all of those clothes today I know I have to get moving. Almost everything was too tight. I really want to lose at least five pounds. It's either that or go up a size and I refuse to do that. I know that for the most part I eat a healthy diet and keep pretty close tabs on my fat intake. But, if I'm honest with myself I know that my exercise is hit or miss. Mostly miss lately. I find too often I am sitting at the computer for much longer periods of time than I realize. Not good for the waistline or my back issue either.
So, along with shedding clutter I'm hoping to shed a few pounds.
I'd love some input on how all of you manage the exercise and the computer time. If you'd care to share. I'd be ever so grateful.
Hope you are all enjoying the weekend.