I've just got all these projects going, my favorite one being our side yard, above. Lots of my shopping time and working time and energy have playfully gone into this part of our yard. I've had to start from scratch, with only the rose bush there, but at least I'm making the beds the easy way, learned a couple years ago from Jenna . Just place sheets of newspaper on top of the lawn, add some homemade compost (even if it's still in the grass-from-the-mower-bag stage) then top with whatever mixture of soil you want, such as topsoil, manure, potting soil, moss, etc.. Stir it up with your spade (remember my sit-down-gardening technique?) and you're done! Well, you will be done after you add your plants and garden decor. So much easier than trying to break through all that hard sod! (The ground against our house was so ancient, it had turned to dust and now there's something so satisfying about replenishing it with good, healthy soil.)
Another of my projects is to better prepare ourselves should Tom be laid-off again or should he decide he can no longer do this type of work. The first time caught us only mildly prepared and, well, thank-goodness God is so merciful! He took amazing care of us during those 20 months. But for next time? Next time I wish to not make Him work so hard on our behalf. :) So I'm replenishing my stock-up cupboards, replacing worn-out clothing, towels, linens (etc.) and socking money away into savings. All things which, when Tom was first laid-off, I regretted not having done on a far more responsible, conscientious level.
Now there's a project which should keep me busy awhile.
And you know? While becoming quite the little Sally Shopper lately, I've noticed I'm bringing home no clutter. Well, besides books, but then, I can always easily take a box of those to Salvation Army, especially with a big ol' bin less than half a block away. But mostly? Mostly I'm buying things for the yard which will stay with the yard when we move and I'm tossing the worn-out things away as I bring in their replacements. After our huge sale at the farm and just trying to unload The House Which Could Not Be Unloaded, well, it all scared some sense into me. I'm thinking forever.