Springtime seems to be teasing us! We’ll have gorgoeus spring weather, then another cold snap…Well all of the bleak weather was about to get to me….I usually can find and appreciate beauty in all the seasons but have a hard time in winter, having SADD, I think it’s called. We’ve also been having some family problems which doesn’t help much. Mix that with PMS and/or the big M, and you’ve got trouble.
I know I sound very pessimistic at times, and I don’t like that, but it’s there nonetheless. Trials and tribulations seem to be never ending at times. I keep thinking about the line in Anne of Green Gables where Marilla tells Anne that “to despair is to turn your back on God”… So how could I possibly feel that way and let it linger!
So what do I do about it? I have found various methods over the years to pick myself up by the apron strings and get moving, forget about my woes, and get on with it! First I read some scripture and pray, I give thanks for even the negative things, knowing that God will certainly bring about good from it. Second, I don’t sit around and moan about it for very long. I do not wish to wallow in the mire for long. I get a nice cup of tea, I put on my apron and work. whether in the house or in the yard, if weather permits. Having warm, sunny, beautiful days are an extra blessing!
Well, I bought some new plants this morning at the feed store where I take our son to go get feed for the horses. They had lots of new plants and it was very inspiring to see the blooms everywhere! I bought some beautiful deep purple Salvia, and a big pot of Iris and Trailing Verbena to match them. Also, some Purslane and Lobelia for my herb bed. I hope they will all be safe to plant since we keep having the freezing weather. I am getting the spring fever to make everything look pretty once again, but it will be a real chore because my yard is a mess, my porches are a disaster, and it will take a lot of hard work getting everything back in order once again. This is a biannual thing I do is to clean porches and windows. I usually dread it, but it cheers me up in the end, so I need to get after it.
Like I said, we have horses, and tracking in and out around the barn and house has brought some little surprises to our doorstep—-we have white clover (from the hay)growing in the front yard, all around the porch, steps, and sidewalk! I hate to mow the grass now! In fact, it seems that all sorts of wildflowers and flowers that I’ve planted over the years are taking off and popping up in various places around the house! I have tons of Pink Oxalis, Johnny Jump-Ups, ivy :0 (it has become a nuisance really, choking out other plants), just to name a few! The White Iris is in full bloom and so pretty, my pansies survived the freezing temps and are back blooming again. I could go on and on listing all the different flowers…..My son borrowed my camera again, but when he gives it back I’ll post some pictures. After a little rest and lunch, I’m getting out in the sunshine and getting busy.