1 Day without an Accident

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.

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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:

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And then this!  My first flower sighting of the season!

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Hallelujah!  Sunshine to the soul.

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I was inspired to take down our Valentine’s Day wreath featured in an earlier post:

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Also the red ribbon threaded through window boxes before Christmas:

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Soon enough will be spring pansy time here.

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I put up a wreath made of paper roses …

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which I found at a paper shop that was advertising half-off Valentine’s Day merchandise.

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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:

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I’m sure this wreath was meant to adorn an indoor setting, so I sprayed it with a water repellent before putting it out.

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It will proclaim to the world that a Paper Clutter Conquerer lives here!

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