Clump #173: Finish “do” tasks; take down red outdoor decorations.
I might just have to post a running tally like the industrial “__ Days without an Accident” signs to keep track of the number of successive days I have checked the tickler files pictured yesterday. I can crow that I checked my “Day Eleven” folder this morning. One Day!
In it was an old bill causing creeping discomfort. (Radioactive!) One of those, “I’m-pretty-sure-we-paid-this…” bills, and it turns out we had, but in the onslaught of neglected paper, who could tell for sure? Well, now I know. It was a great comfort to speak to someone in the billing office and hear, “You’re all paid up.” Phew. I stared down and removed several similar items from the list.
Driving through Lancaster County today, not only were the farm fields predominantly brown instead of the all-pervasive white, this was the vibrant scene of businesses opening again:
And then this! My first flower sighting of the season!
Hallelujah! Sunshine to the soul.
I was inspired to take down our Valentine’s Day wreath featured in an earlier post:
Also the red ribbon threaded through window boxes before Christmas:
Soon enough will be spring pansy time here.
I put up a wreath made of paper roses …
which I found at a paper shop that was advertising half-off Valentine’s Day merchandise.
So wonderful to be in an old-fashioned stationery shop. I’ve noticed we no longer have “stationery” aisles in grocery stores; it’s now “office supplies.” A significant cultural shift. I marveled at the shop’s rainbow of snail mail products:
I’m sure this wreath was meant to adorn an indoor setting, so I sprayed it with a water repellent before putting it out.
It will proclaim to the world that a Paper Clutter Conquerer lives here!