Spring thoughts.

All this week I’ve been working through some or all of the noon hour, coming back after supper and working late.  On Thursdays, we close at noon, but today’s emergencies had me going until 2:00PM.  I just felt a little bit tired. Yesterday’s weather was absolutely beautiful and this morning it was much colder and grayer. "Ah, nuts!" I thought.   I’m going to eat lunch and get a nap.

By 3:20, I’m up and out, and lo and behold, it’s warmed up some and the sun is out.  It’s off with the paw-print necktie and on with the body armor, and before you know it, Ol’ Red and I are headed down the highway.  You get out of town and you can see for miles in any direction: you’ve got your space back.  Some of the eager farmers have already been working their ground, and the rich earth is turned up in straight furrows.  It’s cool, but not windy.  With all the rain we’ve had, there’s no dust.  It’s too early for any chemical application, so the air is clean and fresh (and brisk at 60 miles an hour).   Southeast Missouri isn’t green yet, but it smells great! [except for the occasioal road-kill; skunks must be mating already]

In less than an hour I feel like I’ve had a week’s vacation and I’m ready to hit the ground running.  I’ve got lots of work to do and I feel like doing it  —  that’s a great thing and I am thankful for it.

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