-at work wasting time while Spring happens.
-out experiencing that brief time between bud and green leaf, that quick time of spring flower, that we call Spring here in Minnesota.
-counting the new spring migrants that appear on a daily basis, and realizing we're in the thick of Spring. Realizing I am not seeing as many warblers as I should be, and missing waterfowl.
-worrying about the Gunflint Trail forest fire, since I have spent many good times at Gunflint Lodge, which I guess is safe due to outdoor sprinkler systems. I feel for the many people who have lost cabins and even whole lodges there. It is/was such a beautiful place, but Nature will prevail.
-tending kids and dogs at home while The Hermit was at a wildlife banquet, which comes with the territory. But he told me, last night after the banquet was over, he was in the hotel bar/restaurant getting something to eat, when suddenly a young woman in her twenties came up and gave him a hug. It turned out to be his daughter, my stepdaughter, who happened to be in her old college town visiting friends. You couldn't write a movie plot like that if you tried.
-getting engulfed in the amphibian rhapsody, which tonight includes wood frogs, Western chorus frogs, gray tree frogs, and, for the first time tonight, toads. Wonderful.
-Taking Mr. Attitude out for the first spring swim in the pond.
-feeling unexpectedly, and unwelcomely, in a fog. It's all I can do to raise my head and write this before crashing into bed. I went out to the pond tonight with Mr. Attitude, and all I could do was sit in a lounge chair. With my feet up. I'm researching and taking all kinds of supplements, but it is frustrating. Since the last two or three months I had been feeling better than ever!
- looking for batteries for my camera. We suddenly are experiencing a deficit of double A's, and I haven't been able to sneak any from any other device.
So that explains it, more or less. I have Spring Adjustment Disorder.