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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What's Next?

So now that I've completed the April 2011 A to Z Blogging Challenge, what's next?

My plate is very full, having pushed aside many things, while endeavoring to produce a noteworthy post nearly every day. Now I will need to peel back the layers to uncover each neglected task and aggressively take them on -- one by one -- hopefully emptying that plate.

It is spring, and our yard has been crying out for attention like a mournful puppy. We've raked and mowed, overseeded and watered, but now it's the weeding and planting (ever wonder what happened to all those bulbs??!) a little bit of pruning. Then there's all the fall debris that still needs to go to yard-recycling.

Our closets, the basement and the garage are all bursting with things for Goodwill, the Veterans, and a possible garage sale. But before any of those tedious projects can begin, there is the simple matter of catching up on my dishes, laundry and other basics in life to clear the clutter. Sound familiar?

And, I have yet to mention any time for reading, bike riding, amigurumi, journal writing, artwork, letters, ukulele, hiking, indoor gardening and piano. At times I wonder how others stay on top of all their interests. I truly need to lock myself down to more of a schedule, just to stay ahead of any possible regrets in the years ahead. Especially since I'll be turning the big 6-0 this summer.

We have a tremendous plan for our 25th (Silver) Anniversary, less than a month away. June 1st is the actual day, but on the eve we will have our favorite chef come into our home to prepare us a fantastic dinner with wine by candlelight. Plus, our live-in mothers will both be out of town that entire week, so we'll be free to make a few day-trips without any other responsibilities (except Ginger, our Cocker Spaniel). What a delightful time this will be for just the two of us!

Guess that about wraps it up for now on What's Next?
-- without pond-ering too deeply, that is :~)


D. U. Okonkwo said...

Yep it sounds like you've been super busy. What about a rest? I'm always for resting and taking a break. It's how I treat myself :o)

M Kathy Brown said...

D.U. ~ I think that is a GREAT idea!


P said...

Sounds like a great plan. Have an awesome time doing everything on your list. Now maybe I can get caught up on reading your older posts!

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Looks like you're in for a very romantic and memorable Silver Anniversary! Have fun (and take photos!) :D

M Kathy Brown said...

Sam ~
Definitely photos! And I'll even do a post on it :~)

Thank you so much.

Dawn said...

What a HUGE accomplishment doing the A-Z challenge. I admire you. Great posts! And, happy anniversary, and yes - age is a funny thing.

M Kathy Brown said...

Dawn ~
Thank you very much for your ever so kind and encouraging words! Nice to see you were able to read the age post also...I had just finished posting it :~)


M Kathy Brown said...

Dawn ~
Not sure if you had seen my reply from before Blogger did their big overhaul - it was deleted by them...

So...thanks for your kind words! I noticed you were able to read the one about age, only moments after I posted. Glad to hear you like my posts :~)