In the beginning of this month I was hoping to have a new and improved vigor that spring always seems to bring. Indeed, now that the weather has warmed up and the days are longer I have more energy and focus to complete old projects and start new ones.
We had a special musical treat to celebrate the birthdays of Charlie and Sug. We attended a concert of the Maryland State Boychoir at a local venue.
They are inspirational and very well-trained.
This month, I saw The Green Book due to the Academy Award buzz. I thought it was entertaining although I would have liked it to have more of Don Shirley’s music.
I saw Dumbo today. It is a charming film. It didn’t get particularly strong reviews but I enjoyed it very much. Danny DeVito is always fun and Colin Farrell is very attractive.
We marked both Charlie’s and Sug’s birthdays with a nice meal at a local Italian bistro. Charlie ordered capellini Alfredo which he enjoyed so much that he wanted to make it at home.
That wish came true last weekend when we discovered there are only 3 ingredients in Alfredo: cream, butter, Parmesan cheese. We made it (Charlie boiled the pasta and I made the sauce). Ta-dah!
I finally finished making door curtains in the master bedroom. I also finished making shades for the windows.
It took an entire weekend but now they’re finished.
Over the past year I have spoken with our carpenter who is supposed to reroof the deck outside the master bedroom and add a railing.
He just needs to be motivated to work on this complicated project. I’m hoping the mild March weather encourages him to get started. He has not started yet so I’m hoping April will be the month.
I have started in earnest getting all clutter out of the Treetops room. As every surface (including the floor) is cleared I become more and more hopeful that this will just be the beginning of less stuff, more freedom.
I managed to finish one of the two projects I had listed in the beginning of the month:
- stain closet doors — I need a warm day which I’m hoping will be tomorrow.
- neaten the pantry — I’ve accomplished a bit of clearing up and clearing out. I’m hoping to sneak a few more unnecessary items out. Charlie wants me to remove my mixer. No thank you.
The peak bloom of the Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC is April 3rd this year. We’ll be heading down to see them very close to this date.
We must take the DC Metro downtown so I made sure we both had SmarTrip cards to use on the subway to expedite the trip.
Will April cheer you up?