"March bustles in on windy feet
And sweeps my doorstep and my street.
She washes and cleans with pounding rains,
Scrubbing the earth of winter stains.
She shakes the grime from carpet green
Till naught but fresh new blades are seen.
Then, house in order, all neat as a pin,
She ushers gentle springtime in."
- Susan Reiner, Spring Cleaning
I would love to be able to say to you that I've been away because I've been oh, so busy. That I've been reading books and knitting washclothes. Sewing baby blankets, baking goodies, planting seeds. That I've been dusting away cobwebs and taking walks and basking in the short, sweet bursts of sunshine that we get.
But I haven't. I've been wasting away time online. Playing games. Taking naps. Running never ending errands. Being still.
I haven't been here, because I haven't been doing much and quite honestly, I have nothing to say.
I've been hibernating. I keep trying to change that. I keep setting goals and making plans and writing lists. But then, most often, I just sit.
I'm going to just go with it. Do what I can, when I can. These are the last few weeks of quiet and nothingness I will have for quite a long while.
I'll be in and out of here still. Hopefully more in than out as the weeks go on. There are things to do - seeds to start, diets that are changing, projects to be done. But I'm not going to rush them along. When I do finally start moving again, I imagine that the words will start moving here as well.
Until then, enjoy the spring winds, rain and those increasing bursts of sunshine!