As the summer begins its wind down on the second last long weekend before school begins, I’m frenetically decluttering my living spaces to create an environment that encourages writing and learning.
I decided that I was done with trying to grow fruits and vegetables on my balcony. It just doesn’t work for me. So I cleared away the pots and loaded them into my car. I cleared the rest of the junk and swept. I’ve kept two small pots in case I want a few flowers for something pretty to look at while I sit outside enjoying a breeze and reading or writing. It’s what I needed. There’s a community garden nearby that I may be able to rent space from in the future if I can ever afford to anyway.
The rest of the work is inside my home. Paper to digitize or discard. Dishes and laundry that always manage to manifest into a mountain and threaten to overtake my living space. These remaining chores are always enhanced by music. And I love listening to vinyl while doing them. The need to walk over and flip the LP to the other side or choose a new one encourages a pause to take stock of where I’ve gotten. It also makes me stretch my legs, which is something I often forget while immersed in tales of characters battling dragons and themselves.
I’m hoping the wood returns to its normal colour, but here’s my cleaned up balcony.
I hope everyone has a great weekend. I forgot I’m supposed to be in a webinar! I guess the music and the rest of the cleaning needs to wait a moment.
Guid cheerio the nou,