March 2 2018

March Madness

I’ve never been fond of March. It’s an odd time of year in which winter is starting to lose its grasp but repeatedly rears its head anyway. I don’t like that “in between” time in which I am freezing one moment and sweating the next. Fluctuations in temperatures often give me raging migraines as well. And when things start blooming, my allergies kick in. March generally brings with it a lot of wind too – my least favorite weather. Cool breezes are nice but the extreme winds of March are anything but pleasant. So, yeah, not fond of March. Even so, there are a handful of days when the weather is so gorgeous and the sun feels so delightfully warm, I just want to drink it in.  I begin to look for the first signs of fresh green sprouting from trees – a welcome sight after the depressing brown of winter.  Even the evergreen trees seem dull this time of year.  But today I spotted my neighbor’s daffodils beginning to bloom and I know that soon enough there will be lots more green. And I’ve been diligently been taking my allergy meds all year in hopes that this spring will not have me sneezing too much.

Anyway, today I write from my new desk! We have begun renovating our spare bedroom into an office and clearing out the loft area where we used to have our office.  After Marena moved out on her own (and we were certain she had no intention of returning *sob*), we made her room into our spare bedroom so the old spare bedroom was now available for our office. Does that make sense? Hah. We are not exactly fast when it comes to renovating things. Okay, so maybe it’s just me that needs to be dragged kicking and screaming through the whole process. Thank goodness my husband is not one to procrastinate; otherwise we would never get anything done. So the progress thus far includes new carpeting in the office, loft, and stairs.  Star-Lord made shelving for the office closet, painted the room, and hung new blinds. My contribution? I picked the color of paint and donated some stuff we no longer needed. Wait. I’m sure I did more than that… Oh, and I decided I needed a new desk!

And here it is in all it’s glory. Ta-dah! It’s a writer’s desk, don’t you think?

Look at all that wonderful space to fill up! So what am I doing? I’m writing, not organizing. But I will get to it tomorrow.  Yes, I will! And once we finish up the room, I will share more pictures.  We have a lot of work to do this weekend! As for the loft, I have a sort of vision for that space but that will take more time. A funny thing happens when you put in new carpet, all of a sudden you realize that the walls need a fresh coat of paint. So the loft and stairwell are going to get some fresh paint at some point.  I’m still trying to recover from the new carpet odor. Curse my most excellent sense of smell!

While shopping for my new desk last weekend, I realized I had a coupon for CostPlus World Market and since we were in the area, we had to stop. Well, we didn’t but, well, they have Milka chocolate there and other European goodies. So what did I get? A bottle of wine I will never drink. Yup. I got it because it was puurrrty.

Okay, so maybe one day I will drink it but for now, I’m just enjoying looking at it.

Oh, I wanted to talk about the Ten Tenors. We saw them last weekend at Popejoy Hall and they were fantastic.  They are Australia’s premier classical-crossover group.  They sing songs from great classical composers as well as songs from contemporary music’s most popular artists. And these guys sure can sing! They were funny too. The show has something for everyone. Frankly, I loved it all. Such a great time so if you have the chance to see them, go!

Can you see Star-Lord and I in the crowd?  I circled us in red! hehe!

With the beginning of a new month, it was time to get some fresh pictures for Maxwell’s Facebook page.  I swear as soon as I get out my camera and props, he goes into supermodel mode. He knows the routine. Sit pretty for pictures, get lots of treats. Yup, that’s how it works. But I also think he enjoys all the attention. What a ham!

Happy March!

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Posted March 2, 2018 by Ilona in category "Albuquerque", "Main blog