The garden is calling to me.
It knows that I am retired and that I could be out in the yard for a spring clean-up if I really cared. Conditions have been ideal, too. We have had some lovely weather, perfect for yard work, so why aren’t I lopping off dead grasses, raking the flower beds, pulling up weeds, attacking dandelions and generally making everything look tidy and cared for?
It is because I am too busy! I simply don’t have the time right now, and besides that, I have never, ever begun spring gardening until after Volunteer Week. So, technically, I still have 4 days in which to slack off.
Hear this, Yard: I simply can’t visit you until next week, so relax. Take it easy -- sow some wild oats. We'll get together, I promise. I'm retired, remember?