Walking in the yard yesterday, I noticed something of a rather striking green colour poking out of one of the raised garden beds. Turns out that a stray onion had been missed in last Fall's harvest, and is sending up a little shoot. I was happy to see him, but warned him of the Spring frosts and suggested he take another nap. Either way, it seems the earth is slowly waking up.
Yesterday was a sunny day and I got a good, long walk in. A few of the horses in the field have been corralled now, so I imagine they are going to have their babies at any time. It's so much fun watching the foals run around the field once they are let out to pasture again!
In the meantime, my tax deadlines loom. For a bookkeeper this is the least fun time of year. To keep from going completely nuts, I've been having Friday morning breakfasts with a group of girls that work at the store I bookkeep for. Let me tell you - starting your day with pancakes or a great omelette and a few laughs can cure a host of ills!
Also on my "Tackle Tax-Time Without Totally Losing It" list:
~Wine. Okay - wine is on every list I make. Or Daiquiris. But this is what I'm drinking now - my brother's Reisling, from Hillside Estate Winery.
~Perusing seed catalogues and doing drive-by's at the garden center to see if they have spring flowers out yet.
~Working with a new Tarot deck. Although I love my Halloween Tarot and use it year round, I'm feeling like I need something a little lighter for the Spring. I'm using the Mystic Faerie Tarot right now, and enjoying the pretty imagery.
~Eating far too many peanut butter M&M's. Perhaps not a healthy way of dealing with work-stress, but having a bowl on my desk keeps me from tearing apart anyone who comes near my office this time of year.
Things are actually going pretty smoothly thus far (knock on wood) so hopefully by March I'll be back to my regular work routine.
Also, a note to Ms. Smirk of Under the Autumn Moon: there doesn't seem to be a way to contact you, even though you have a Blogger profile. Please get a hold of me by the weekend, or I'll have to draw another name for the Garden Dreaming Giveway. Thanks!