I keep being amazed at the growth I'm making in the process of cleaning out. I can actually see the top of my desk in the office again! Long time, no see! And I'm sorting papers as I go, something that I am terrible about doing on a daily basis. If I would just slow down and decide about whether to keep something and then file it right then, my life would be so much more manageable. But I don't. I put paid bills on the desk. I put notes to myself on the desk. I put scribbled phone numbers on the desk. Unfortunately, I also put junk mail on the desk. So now I have a stack of papers to file that will probably take me an hour. grrrrrrr. It's a bad habit that is not likely to get broken at this late stage of my life.
Every time I go through some file of "treasures" again, I find more things that I couldn't part with on the previous time. At one time I couldn't let go. Now it is becoming so easy! It is a rush to throw things away! Figure that out!!
Lawdy, lawdy, the wind is back. I don't think it is as bad as a few days ago, but it is making a stir out there. New Mexico is known for it's wind, but it usually comes later on, in the spring. I also realize that I'm living on the side of the mountain, but I surely wasn't ready for this! I don't mind when I'm inside, but holey-moley, when a body has to go outside for some reason, it is rugged! The poor little dogs ... the wind blows them sideways at times!
I'm glad I got out earlier today and cleared the steps of the ice that had built up. There are a few areas that just don't get much sun, and with the freeze-thaw-freeze that has been going on, some of them had built up nearly two inches of ice. I got it at the right time of the day, just enough thaw to make it sorta removable ... well, with the help of a hammer, a machete, the snow shovel and a broom. No problem!! Ha! No, it really wasn't too bad, but took some banging with the hammer to break it loose, whacking with the machete to loosen it further, and then the shovel could scrape it up. Next a good sweeping with the broom cleaned it well enough to avoid a refreeze. I'm guessing I'll have to sharpen the machete before it will work on cutting the brush in the spring. But the steps are safe now!
OK, I need some rest. I've worn myself out today! My tiredness is good tiredness, but it needs the antidote ... sleep! Take care!
Life is beautiful!!!