I for one, Dear Readers, am ready to spring into spring! ALL about the everywhere are signs it is coming. Cardinals are singing, seed packet stands are featured in stores, shelves are being cleared to make room for gardening equipment and basements are getting cleaned out. Here, in the east, we have been slammed (and hard) with snow, ice, wind and freezing temperatures. It is a dangerous time to be walking about, I for one fell and cracked my wrist a bit, our beautiful lilac tree broke in two and our poor dog, Lollipop, is just plain confused. What to do? What to do? Well, instead of wishing and hoping, I am doing and planning.
I have taken back my house. I decluttered, threw out, recycled and sold what we don't need. I rearranged and organized rooms, closets and yes, the basement. I am using what I have and trying not acquire more. That applies to food stuffs as well as stuff stuff. This last bit is my recommendation to you, Dear Readers. Use what you have. If something does not have a purpose, get rid of it. I promise you, once you begin organizing and the process of getting rid of stuff, it's addictive. Set aside a little time as often as possible and then commit to one place; for example, a closet. Once you dig in and start organizing, you will be amazed at the difference it will make in your life. Such a small act, yet such a HUGE return.
Avid home cook and passionate instructor