1. Go buy yourself some cut tulips, arrange them in a simple vase or mason jar and put them where you will most enjoy them; your desk, kitchen table or living area.
2. Get dreaded appointments out of the way. Dental, yearly preventive health check up, mammograms, taxes-think spring/summer/ fall. Do you want to be sitting in these offices once mother-nature turns the thermometer up?
3. Print your favorite photos. Have you noticed that in this digital era, you lose or can’t look at precious pictures because the technology to access them changes so rapidly? Make a ‘favorite photo’ folder on your computer and start putting your favorites in there. Then go online and have them printed at your favorite photo store. You can even make albums. Maybe buy a cheery frame or repurpose one with an outdated photo.
4. Shift your home theme into spring! You don’t need to spend a lot. Sometimes just a flowery candle in the bathroom, new pillows on the couch, or purging the winter clothes that you never wore this season.
5. Gather gardening ideas. Make a list of the vegetables you want to grow this year. Get some gardening books from the library for inspiration. Start a pinterest board for your outdoor landscape. When I’m not writing, I’m running the Garden Shop at Naturescapes. I specialize in container gardens. Check out the container garden board I’ve started.
6. Isn’t it special when someone remembers you on your birthday? Write down all the special people in your life and add their birthdays to your calendar. Take your list and visit the local card store. Pick out cards for them now and store them in a folder. Get a pack of stamps and put them in there. Maybe even address the envelopes now.
It’s easy to get dragged into the blahs after the thrill of the first snowfall has turned into a grey heap streamed with yellow streaks. Just remember, this too will melt. And when it does, you’ll be ready to seize the sunshine!
Please feel free to add your ideas below. :)
Enjoy gardening? Check out my novels, where I include snippets of my passion with horticulture.