Sunday, February 12, 2012

Musings from the Junque Pile - new beginnings?

Happy New Year! - ???  *chuckle*

Yes, it's been awhile since I've posted.  Winter is a time of slowing down here at the micro-mini ranch. While we haven't gotten bunches of snow, it's been cold, and I've been creaking and groaning more than normal.

<insert witty comment about getting old>

Nope. Don't have one.

I woke up early this morning, something I haven't done in quite a while now. Last year, during warmer weather, I got into the happy habit of getting up before the rest of the house, taking my laptop outside, and composing blog posts with a cup of coffee and watching the sun rise. It was peaceful, and productive, and set the tone of the day - in a happy and productive way.

The good news is that it's just a wee bit more than a month until the first day of spring. Does my heart, and arthritic hands good to realize that. *nods*

Yesterday, I pulled together all my seeds and took stock of what I have. This the the first step in figuring what I want to plant, followed by where I'm gonna put it. LOL. Space is always at a premium. But it's just another sign of spring coming.

So, even though I haven't been writing in my blog, I have been thinking and planning about what I want to write this year.  There will be plenty of gardening and growing posts, but I also wanted to step up my Junque policy of re-using instead of just recycling.

I'm working on beautifying tin cans for  organization on my craft table.
I've been bargain hunting for racks and shelving units
I've also been taking apart old jewelry in hopes of making edgier, more striking pieces

And we've got food! I've been hoarding recipes on Pinterest to try and share with y'all in the future. Oh yes, I do!  But look for a recipe that will be presented to DaMan for Valnetine's day this week...

Finally, I've got more home made Beauty tips that I've been experimenting on. I'll have a a itchy dry skin treatment coming up really soon, because I've got the Winter Itches bad this year  *scritch-scritch*

So, please don't think I've forgotten you. I'm here, just moving slowly.  But my mind is still going, even if the rest of me is frozen. Spring thaw is coming soon!  :)


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  2. I've missed your blog posts! I can't WAIT for spring to come, these teaser rays of sunshine we've been getting aren't enough. Did I see that you had snow AGAIN?

    I finally bit the bullet & signed up for pinterest... woahmygosh.. addicting some? I've got some good ideas for my flower garden areas this year, and I suppose I should get my veggie seeds planted in seed pots at the end of this month? I'm pretty sure the "learn to veggie garden" class I took last year had us start at the end of Feb.

    I can't wait to see your new jewelry creations!

  3. Lainy!!! Pinterest is wicked addicting, but have you also tried and I love them!

  4. I haven't, I'll go check them out now!