You can tell another Spring has rolled around when I start posting photos of my flowers as they make their appearance. The lilacs are filling the air with fragrance and I have a coming bud on my Winnipeg's Park rose bush. I hope whoever buys my house will enjoy the flowers and the yard. I will miss them and I suppose cast a critical eye every time I go by the house, but you gotta' give it up at some point in time and I am ready. So if you know of anyone interested in buying a cozy, little house in Glendive MT. at the entrance to Makoshika Park, send them my way!! I am so anxious to get started on my new "small" house.
Other news includes a Spring that has been unparalleled in green grass and more than one home owner bemoaning the fact his mower won't cut through the grass. It is either to thick or too wet. I've mowed three times, I think, and everything looks so pretty after the fact. My cousin, a rancher in South Dakota, says his pastures are "golf course green".
One thing all my down-sizing has done it make me very aware of all the "stuff" that passes through our lives. I said to one friend "I think I have touched every single thing I own in trying to decide whether or not to keep, throw, or recycle. Every greeting card, every photo, every item of clothing and on and on. You look at everything differently. I was asked if it made me "sad". I thought about it for a minute and decided, no, not really. There might be a momentary twinge as you remember the person or event associated with the item, but all that is stored in the memory bank of my mind and that is what is important.
I know come the day I move into my new home, there will be a second purge, but by then I should be an old hand.