Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Moment in the Life of New York...The Upper West Side Welcomes Spring

This picture was taken Sunday, but it could have been any gorgeous day this week. The flowers are blooming everywhere and it is balmy. Tomorrow is supposed to be eighty. Eighty! I know it's officially spring, but generally this time of year I'm thinking how can I make my winter wardrobe last until May. Tonight I was thinking what spring clothes I can I wear to work tomorrow.

Decluttering and spending update: I achieved my goal of decluttering 100 items in February and am well on my way to making the same goal for March. I have 25 items to divest in the next nine days and I feel confident I will get there. The medicine chest is on my list for this weekend and my closet. I need to figure out what I can wear to work!

My label for March was Thoughtful Spending March. I knew that there would things I would buy on vacation and I did. The sole of my right sneaker -- definite necessities -- was peeling away from the rest of the shoe and I replaced them during the trip. I also left the old pair in Arizona. I bought a t-shirt, underwear and a new weekend tote bag. During my bathroom decluttering I found my sunscreen was outdated and bought a new tube, again not a splurge. I bought a very modest array of gifts -- for one birthday and the office -- and treated myself to a silver necklace and earrings. I did make two splurge purchases, a picture frame ($11.00) that I fell in love with, and a sweet plaque that says "Faith ($3.99).

Now that I'm home again, I have kept to thoughtful spending. I definitely need a few new summer shirts and a   pair of shoes for work. I also need a pair of white capris, but that's the topic of a post to come.  

Thanks to all who visited and prayed for those in Toulouse. Much, much appreciated!

Wishes for a sweet, sweet Thursday!


Anonymous said...

I am shocked at how early Spring has come to most of the country! We were at 90 earlier this week in GA! You will be proud of me - we had a yard sale and have made lots of space in our garage and made a little spending money too!
Enjoy the nice weather - have a restful night.


Seems MORE like SUMMER than spring. Who'd have believed it would be this warm in March. The flowers there look lovely. Congrats on your decluttering. No progress here at all. take care.

Mimi said...

LOVE THOSE PICS!!!!I must come back and visit your blog,,when I am NOT so tired..UP late editing pics!!!
I want to see Arizona from your eyes!!!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Oh yes, this warm weather has made me pull out the warm weather clothing and pack the winter stuff away. I don't ever remember a March as nice as this in my life time. We've 80 degree weather for 3 days in a row. They say we may get cooler on the weekend though. Have a wonderful Thursday!

Theresa said...

Spring has sprung in the South too:) Great job on continuing your path of organizing and spending little:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Ms Sparrow said...

Aren't the daffodils lovely this year? I love how they brighten the detritus of last year's dead vegetation.

Chatty Crone said...

Welcome springtime to NYC! sandie

Nancy M. said...

Seems like everyone is having an early spring this year. I am having doubts if it will even get cool again before summer!

That is awesome all the decluttering you're doing!

Sheilagh said...

I need to take a leaf or two out of your book with the decluttering:)

This weather is weird, we seem to be getting summer in springtime now.

Keep well my friend



Jane said...

Beautiful photograph! Good luck with your decluttering - you have inspired me to start!