Has anyone else noticed that Spring, though quite early, seems compressed? I think it warmed up so quickly that we didn't have the succession of blooms that we usually have. It seems that everything is blooming all at once. We've got the forsythia, redbud, crab apples, tulips, bluebells, plums and even lilacs blooming all at the same time. And we just had the first dandelions not that long ago. Weirdness.
The other thing that seems compressed is my time. I feel like I've got so many things on my plate and more keep getting added on. For example... it's official:
And she even got a kiss for her efforts:
She was not amused.
Now, we just have to secure how to pay for the other third of her tuition and housing costs. Plus get her through high school graduation and the graduation open house for friends and teachers that she wants to have. At least my nephew A (the chef) is on tap to help out that day since I'm doing all the catering myself. I may ask my friend Jim if he wants to help as well.
I've also got to work on a powerpoint slideshow that will go hospitalwide on the computer screensavers for a week in April to mark Occupational Therapy month. I found out about this yesterday and of course, we have to have it completed by next Tuesday and I'm off work both Friday and Monday. Ack. I guess that leaves tomorrow- or working on it in my own time- which I don't really want to do. I've got too many of my own things to do.
I've been getting after V (I do try to NOT nag!) about figuring supplies and placing orders for "THE LAST BIG PROJECT" which will be replacing windows and siding on the addition (and removing the drafty North door that we don't use to replace it with a window) and adding on the extension to the deck. He has said that he wants this done by J17's graduation party which is on May 19. If that's the case, we'd better get a move on. That's just over a month and a half away. The weather is cooperating so I say- let's GO! I've got long weekends coming up and I'd really rather get this done before full gardening season commences. THIS year I want to have time to dedicate to the garden and not have my time divided between multiple projects. I have discovered that construction and gardening are NOT compatible tasks and this year I want things to be different and I don't want the weeds to be totally out of control (she says as she giggles somewhat hysterically....)
That's about it. I think I'll go plant some herbs....