Feeling Restless

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Do you ever get this way? I feel like March is kind of a month of general restlessness for me. Winter is pretty much over (certainly the novelty is, anyway). Spring hasn’t quite happened yet. There may be a little taste of warm weather, but here in the Hudson Valley it is usually fleeting. That is certainly the case this week! Yesterday was deliciously warm, almost near 80! Today was still warm, though rainy. But we will be back into the 40s before you know it. It doesn’t stay nice enough to really get a good start on outdoor projects or major spring cleaning. So there are all these things that I want to do, but can’t. The grass is brown. The leaves haven’t popped at all yet. It’s just kind of a month of “ugh.”

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I also feel antsy because I’m anxiously awaiting my calligraphy workshop on Saturday (which I can’t wait for), and (finally!) the kids’ spring break the week before Easter (which I also can’t wait for). And Easter is so early this year, too! It just makes everything feel weird. So I decided to redecorate my blog. There may not be flowers outside, but darn it I’ll make sure I have them in my header, LOL!

Anyway… Sadly, I didn’t even get to really enjoy much of the nice weather yesterday. I was stuck getting new tires for Drew’s car.

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At least I got some knitting done while waiting around for hours. (I’m on a dishcloth kick at the moment.) It helped me block out CNN, which just ran the same stories over and over and over again. This summer will mark six years since we pulled the plug on cable and I can’t say I miss it too much.

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Oh, but speaking of television! Of course, we have Netflix (and Amazon Prime, but I find Netflix has more that interests me). I’ve been looking for a new show and today I finally found one — “The Returned.” How have I never heard of this show before today? It is right up my alley — moody, eerie, mysterious. I’m three episodes in and absolutely hooked!

I’ve also been feeling a little nostalgic lately, looking through old photos and thinking about how fast time passes. I’ve also been rereading some blogs that I used to read ages ago. Some are still active, others haven’t been updated in years. It also makes me long for the way blogging used to be — it was much more community-oriented and you actually made blog friends (!) instead of just hopping over for a single post. It was a good incentive to blog more and capture more. I’ve kind of been failing big time on my goal of taking more photos, keeping a memory journal, and of course, blogging more. I think I just get so wrapped up in perfection. There’s so much competition out there,don’t you think? Often it’s in our own heads, for sure. You’d think that by 40 I wouldn’t worry about it so much! Something to work on.

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Well, I suppose that’s all for tonight. Time to start getting the kids wound down for the evening. Have a great night (if anyone is even still reading)!

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