Should I breeze by the fact that I’ve been absent so much lately? Well, I won’t go on about how sorry I am (although I’m annoyed with it as much as anybody), but I will say that it’s funny how posting here has almost completely fallen off my to-do list. It must be in part due to all the little tasks and busyness that whirl around the Hinckley House — it’s hard to find a moment to organize my thoughts (it often seems that if I’ve stopped moving, I’ve stopped thinking, as well). There’s also just the shift in my routine; I find myself rarely picking up a camera to document anything. (Rob posted photos of the turtles and the baby geese over on the Hinckley House blog, though.)
As things get more organized in Hinckley, I’m hoping to have more time to go through my house in Minneapolis — there’s a lot to weed out. After we closed, I was at the HH for two solid weeks, and when I finally came back to Minneapolis, the house didn’t feel smaller (but it is — it’s one-third the size of the HH); everything just seemed so close together. Like there was too much furniture. Of course, I’d just spent two weeks in a house with next to NO furniture, but I still think there’s some reduction / moving around in order.
One of the fun things about spending large chunks of time both in the cities and ‘up north’ (Hinckley is about eighty miles from my house in Minneapolis, which isn’t nothing, but there’s SO much more ‘north’ to Minnesota that it seems silly to that) is seeing the springtime changes occur in the two places. Everything started to green up early this year, anyway, and it almost looks like summer in Minneapolis right now. But many of the trees in Hinckley still have only tiny leaves, and the perennials are just barely poking their heads out of the ground. I picked several stalks of rhubarb from my garden at home last week and planted some potatoes and cabbage and cauliflower there. It’s hard to decide how I’m going to garden this year, not really knowing where I’ll be spending the bulk of my time!
Anyway, I’m hoping I’ll soon have more to post on the Hinckley House blog. Rooms are getting closer to looking finished-ish, and I’m excited to show you guys what I’ve been up to!