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Okay then

I’m coming to the conclusion that there is no possible way to accomplish everything that I need to do. I thought I might get to take a couple days off in late April or early May, but if I do that then I won’t have enough vacation hours to manage later days that I’m already committed to. But if I don’t take time off, then I’m afraid I won’t be able to finish the things I need to meet those time-sensitive commitments. I’m reasonably on top of things at work; it’s purely a vacation hours problem.

The weather isn’t helping – it’s cold and wet out, and I just want to snuggle on the couch with the cat instead of accomplishing things.

frost

Cold, see? That was yesterday. Today has been colder – it’s 39F right now – but was overcast and frost didn’t settle.

Despite the weather, things continue to develop in the garden.

centaurea

That’s a perennial coneflower (Centaurea montana).

My roses didn’t overwinter well. My benign neglect might be a bit too neglectful and not sufficiently benign, but the first flower is already open.

first rose

And now… off into the cold rain, home to work on things for the business. I’m starting to seriously contemplate hiring a minion. Any readers both local and interested in a very part-time job playing with string?

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