This and That – spinning

It is mid evening. The day has been long and there is still a small pile of things to do for my job sitting next to me. I have not written since last week. I am missing the daily Slice of Life of March. It kept me focused and pushed me to write. I am or was so ready to skip this writing – I have nothing to say and to much to say.  But here I am!

The thoughts jump through my mind a bit like the rabbits I have been chasing in my back garden. They run in a zig-zag fashion with eyes wide, ears alert and tail up.  There are to many thoughts in their head – which way do I go, why can’t I keep eating, I hear dogs over there, and the fence in in the other direction. Their little brains are running as fast as they are.

I am in that same space tonight as I begin to write. My brain can’t settle on one idea. I could write about the melting 18 inches of snow, or the state tests we are in the middle of. There is a up coming trip to see tulips and the frustrations of quilting, the plants struggling to grow in the basement, the frustration of quilting and the joy of getting help to solve my problem. There is the wonder and joy of sharing our home with our adult children for a short while and there is yoga.  – Ah Breath —–

Enough spinning and acting like a rabbit – I am going to breath, slow down and share just a few pictures of what is slowing surfacing from under the snow – what is emerging from the cold soil to reach the warmth of the spring time sun –

The last pictures is the view from the steps of the melting snow!

See you next Tuesday when I will be calmer and can share with you blooming tulips from Pella, Iowa. The tulip festival is almost here! Spring Time!

About Joanne Toft

I am a retired Minneapolis Public School teacher. I walk, garden, care for my Grandson and write. Life is good!
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5 Responses to This and That – spinning

  1. These pictures are beautiful and you have captured both in your pictures and your writing, the feeling of thoughts and ideas doing their best to peek through the blanket that is covering them. I can totally relate to this! My favorite line: “which way do I go, why can’t I keep eating, I hear dogs over there, and the fence in in the other direction.” This is all me! 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  2. mgminer says:

    I hope the tulips are glorious after such a winter!!

  3. ureadiread says:

    Joanne, isn’t it amazing how writing more often can act as a filter or balm to our scattered thoughts? May you make time to write this week, even for yourself. And enjoy the tulips (my favorites)!

  4. Mukhamani says:

    It is good to see new life 🙂 And yes thoughts always jump forwards or backwards not only in space but in time too 🙂

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