On this, a Friday off for me, I see some of the daffodils are now blooming: one white and several yellow. While it is warming (about 70 F degrees) it's windy as all get out, sometimes rainy, and not suitable conditions for macro photography. I'd hoped to post a close-up of a cheery yellow bloom but that's not likely to happen today.
After a brief (and rare) morning nap, I shipped some more packages, then enjoyed lunch watching physicist Machio Kaku's TV program on "Cosmic Time" (part of his BBC "Time" series) I had recorded overnight.
This afternoon, instead of shooting flower photos, I paid my credit card bill (burgeoned by major reimbursable shipping charges), sent off a 2009 budget request to my boss, updated the cycling Web site, and started thinking about registration for an historical observatory conference set for May. Not fun stuff, by and large, but what I did took much self-imposed pressure off and I feel much more relaxed now. Hopefully it will be a quiet weekend suitable for rest and decompression!