This has been a weirdly trying week and a very busy month. And there's no sign it's slowing down--my next day off isn't until next Friday. Tomorrow night is my first night all month that I don't have anywhere to be. I'm really looking forward to tackling some stuff on my to do list and hopefully getting in some time to relax and watch tv, too. (I'm behind on Better Call Saul and Riverdale and I want to start Handmaid's Tale!) Earlier today, in between rushing around and feeling a little sorry for myself, I walked past this flowering tree and forced myself to stop at look at it for a second, even though I was going to be late, because these flowering trees don't last forever and I think it's important to pay attention to the beautiful things that get put in front of you, even if (maybe especially if) they don't stick around.