Things I'm Taking Into April

"Things" doesn't mean just physical things, right? Right.

A representation of a physical thing:
more light, as seen through a window
in our walk-out basement.

1. Gratitude for all the light. Yes, Daylight Saving Time inspires a lot of feelings in a lot of people. And DST isn't necessary for experiencing more light, because the sun in relation to Earth is doing that all by itself. Regardless, it's lovely to have lighter evenings, besides having more light in general. I've even taken down the artificial lights we put up around the time of the DST change in autumn. It's officially Spring! (Don't look out the window--we're getting more than a foot of precipitation today.)

2. An extra dose of smugness. All our tax preparation documents are with the accountant. I like to get them done and off my desk so that I can be ready for whatever the email brings during these longer days. It feels like a Big Deal, likely a Bigger Deal than it needs to. Regardless, it's a task that looms overhead and I'm enjoying being done. (Until I learn from the accountant that I need to provide more or different information.)

3. A note to myself. I guess keeping a journal (of which I have several kinds, if you count daily planners, which I don't because those are almost public) is a similar exercise. However, recently, I recognized that I was writing notes of gratitude and appreciation to others (which I should do more often) and I decided to write something similar to me. It's private (very) and I'm adding to it as time passes, and I'm enjoying the process. 

Welcome, April. Let's see what we can do this month.