I wrote a long post and internet (or lack of) took it. I'll continue to declutter in the yard during the month of May...perfect because I can't reliably plant until June 1 anyway. I continue to focus on keeping up in the house, too, and that's helped by my 3 essentials every day...laundry, dishes and make the bed.
I'm almost finished digging out some invasive bird cherries in a 6 x 12 spot in the yard. It's been hard work and lots of exercise. After that one is done I'll cut them out of the hedge and other parts of the yard. I did some research to learn that if I keep all the suckers cut that come off the remaining roots that eventually they will stop going crazy. Why take something out that feeds the birds?? They are eating into my historic rock wall to the East and it's much easier to eradicate these then to rebuild the rock wall. Glad to attack this early this year instead of procrastinating until it's too hot.