Sunday, March 16, 2008
souvenir de la malmaison
the garden is finally in its true awakening outside as i purge and clean inside. this is my climbing souvenir de la malmaison as of this morning. climbing sdlm is a oncebloomer, so i always know that spring is here when she decides to grace us with her presence.
it was a little over a year ago that we were doing the lifechanging purge&clean (yes, quite similar to the bend&snap), but now it is the solo downsizing of a modest nest for the next chapter of my life with soon-to-be-just one little nestling where three used to be. this is the downsizing that most people do twenty years from now, not at forty-two...but for some reason, i feel quite liberated by that. i hope to get my act together and have my last garage sale here in the next month or so.
one thing i do need is some of the unknowns to work themselves into knowns. it is hard to have done everything you can do and be at the mercy of the Unkinkmeister. to just sit and wait has to be the hardest verb of all verbdom.
until then, i will just keep purging, cleaning and readying my head for all that lies ahead.