I'm doing it again. I started reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver again yesterday. It's Spring Break and I decided to read, since pleasure reading rarely never happens when classes are in session.
I read it for the first time nearly two years ago and it kind of really changed my life. Now, reading it this second time is a little more dangerous. I now have a yard.
We've officially finished Phase I of our new home makeover! As it has taken us nearly every weekend since we got the house in December, it's seriously something to celebrate. We've moved from a complete houseful of ugly walls, curtains, and floors to a house with mainly ugly walls, curtains, and floors, but now it's speckled with pretty walls, curtains, and floors. The speckling of pretty makes the ugly so much more palatable.
Hubs is on Spring Break this week (really, that just means that he works shorter days and no evenings, but still), and it's kind of giving me spring fever. That's very much not a good thing with nearly three more weeks between me and my break.
But, it has also motivated me to work (frozen) strawberries into everything this week. It has allowed me to enjoy walking the dog, since it's not frigid any longer. It has kick-started our spring cleaning, which we desperately needed this year more than ever. It has caused rejoicing when it's no longer pitch black when my evening class ends. And, it has reminded me how quickly Sister's wedding is approaching (less than 2 months now!) and how much we still have to do to get ready.
I have gotten really good at procrastinating. Like, really good. It's almost like the more work I have, the more housework gets done. This morning my husband said that he was glad that I have a ton of grading to do today, because he knew he'd come home to a clean house. Is that normal?
And, yes, you can also thank my pile of papers that need graded for this post today. Otherwise, it would have waited.