This was the week I was supposed to work on Summer Ball.
Well, I didn't.
I can not haul that project back and forth with me, and working on it in the evenings was not working out too well.
So I decided to shake things up. As mayor of Crazyville, I can do that.
The new remix is, during the UFO week, I work on another UFO, currently, Hearts of America. The ornament weeks, during the week, I work on those ornaments. On the weekend, when everything else is done, I do Summer Ball. I think that will make it MUCH easier to make actual progress on things. I tried it this week, and made good progress on both Summer Ball and HofA.
That said, I'm not working on an ornament this upcoming week, and probably it won't be a Summer Ball weekend. I'm finishing ornaments this weekend, because I have that exchange due and I'm starting to be overwhelmed by ornament-sized finishes. Next week, I'm going to work on HofA, to see if I can finally finish it (I like it and all, but it's been two months, and I want it done before I lose the buttons). I'll go back to the regular rotation after that.
The organization project has dramatically slowed down. I have to get the room cleaned out and back to being a guest room by Mother's Day week. Left-brain is going away, and my mom, then my friend (the ever awesome Auntie Shar'n, sender of the UK onesie), are coming to visit/babysit me (which I much appreciate, just in case Miss Kaydence decides to come early--Beazer is not much help in these type situations), and they need a place to sleep. But I have no idea where all the stuff from the room is going to go--normally we shoved it in the office, but, that won't be an office by then. I'm most concerned about where to put my 'to be read' books, since there are so many, but I'm going to go with the idea that we'll figure it out before then. And, and this is more an observation than a vent, why is it, when you buy a wierdly- shaped holiday decoration, they NEVER give you a box for it? I have my Halloween tree sitting out, and have no idea where to put it til Halloween, but it takes up a lot of room for something so small. Arrghhh. I'll probably end up shoving it in a closet.
And . . .
we have a daffodil! A yellow one!
And two, what appear to be red, tulips. They haven't opened yet, but are fixin' to.
Left-brain and I walked around the yard Wednesday night and inspected the results of my work. He didn't get my planting method, which was toss the bulbs in the flowerbed and plant them where they land. My mother got the idea from some gardening show she watched, and I couldn't see a better reason for doing it any differently. It looks a little . . . different . . . now, but I'll fill in in the autumn, and, in a year or so, our yard will be a riot of hopeful color. It's nice to see that things are working out, we've joined the world of color. My drive back and forth to work is wonderful now, all the trees are in bloom, millions of daffodils to be seen. One of the properties I drive by must have either been a tree nursery or orchard in a past life, because it is a forest of Bradford pear trees in bloom. Watching the petals fall is probably the closest thing we'll have to snow til next year and that's OK!