It was a week's school vacation around here. Vacation weeks always went fast. But wait a minute--I am retired. Why should the fact that it is a "vacation" week affect me in any way? That is not my life any more.
April vacation was always the time I devoted to a thorough spring cleaning of the house and maybe, in a good year, a bit of yard work. Mike and I did do some yard work this week, but the housework is lagging. I don't have much to show for a week having gone by. The dust bunnies are winning the battle this week
Reading? I was going through two and three books a week during the winter. I am half way through Sweet Tooth and I have had it out from the library for two weeks now. I can barely get through blog reading before I am distracted by something totally nonproductive.
Exercise? I count the yard work and a few brisk walks, but that hardly cuts it. I have not reached the "zone" since our return to Vermont.
Sewing? Nope. I put together a couple of sample things for the library summer program. No work on finishing my quilt top (well, except buying the materials). No new projects.
This is a slump. I need a spring tonic.
Spring tonics are supposed to be spring cleaning for the blood. They are supposed to supply the body with vitamins and minerals that have become depleted over the winter months. It sounds like it makes complete sense.
That is until you think about digging up dandelion greens and roots, nettles, rhubarb, and other weedy things and boiling them for the "pot likker." A sassafras tea sounds a little bit more appealing, but I have really no idea what sassafras actually is.
There has to be something to this whole early greens thing though. I have eaten spinach three times in the past two days and already plan to put the rest of it in an omelet for Sunday breakfast. It has been a true craving, so my body must be wanting something that spinach supplies.
I can eat all kinds of greens if they are sitting on a plate, but I just cannot do a green drink.
If you need a little inspiration to get started on spring cleaning, as I did, read this at FamilyHomeandLife.