Robins have suddenly appeared, pretty much on March 1. The sun shines, birds chirp, sparrows pull coconut fibers from the flower baskets for their nests, the sky is blue, my Mexican sunflower seeds sprouted, robins hop around pulling worms, and I want to rearrange my office right now so I can look out the window. But I have a ton of meetings, and I want to take a walk between my meetings and my coaching call, so I can’t do anything about it today. I’m taking our daughter to Richmond this weekend for a swim meet, so I have to skip gardening and office rearranging over the weekend as well.
I need to get to work because I have a bunch of stuff I need to do before my first call. I don’t want to though. I spent my workout time this morning drawing pictures in my garden journal: Mexican sunflower sprouts, the rabbit that ran across the top of the back hill, a robin in the rose bed. I want to throw responsibilities out the window and go outside, breathe it all in, and soak up sunlight. I have a meeting in 20 minutes, though, and I need to do some prep work. I’ll guess I’ll get to work now so I can take my walk this afternoon. It will be warmer then anyway, and maybe the extra few hours will give the first daffodils time to open.