Turn the page–start a new chapter

turn the page

The long and dreary days of winter are coming to a close. Doesn’t seem likely considering the sub-zero temperatures we’ve had here in the Great Lakes that even cancelled many schools last week. But, alas, all good bad things must come to an end and we’re almost (and, yes, in only two months we will be finished with April showers and on to May flowers) to the chapter that reads “Daffodils! Robin Redbreasts!” At last.

And it’s just about now that those of us who started the new year with impressive resolutions find them almost forgotten and certainly neglected. *heavy sigh* We want to change … but it’s hard work. I, for instance, am undertaking a 52 Weeks To An Organized Home challenge. (You can read about it here .) I loved the fact that the to-dos were manageable: 15 minutes every day. Except I front-loaded the list and accomplished what I could while I was on winter break, knowing life would get hectic once I was back to school.  My kitchen counters, cupboards, and pantry are dreamy. Underneath the sink and my spice cupboard are another story.

We dream big, forgetting that resolutions take place in our head–actually carrying out our grand schemes requires we get down and dirty. In typical human fashion, we probably expect too much too soon.We want to re-title our book, when maybe all we need to do is turn the page and move on to the next chapter. So an organized home? Probably not. But the kitchen chapter of the challenge is just about finished, and when it is, I’ll push ahead–but meeting that challenge on my own terms.

So  take a page out of Winter’s book and let yourself move on. When the time is right.


  1. vtabor@fhps.net'Vicky Tabor says

    Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday. What better way to spend it than with the new little man in your life!
    A little while ago you reviewed a book which you really enjoyed and you mentioned it on your FB page.
    Something to do with dining or eating at a cafe?
    I think I’m off a bit but hoping you know what I’m talking about.
    I need a good read for vacation.
    Thank you for whatever help you can give me.

    • Laurie says

      Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant–an old favorite! If you want sweet, try The Misremembered Man or Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessey. Powerful (and maddening!) The Dinner. Good books all.

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