Do you ever have days that feel like that?
You are day 41 of 365, and it dawns on you, that year is sneakily slipping away.
Spring is fast approaching, which is an a bit of a mistruth, here in Orkney.
Spring is a blink and you miss it occasion.
Down south, spring starts with daffodils, and crocuses, and gently the leaves unfold.
Here the trees are barren twigs until suddenly on the final day in May, there is a burst of green and Summer arrives full on.
Yet, I feel this huge to-do list weighing on my shoulders.
Spring is an incredibly weighty time of year.
We want, need, want... is a very long list of painting, tidying, rebuild, newly building, breeding and organising. From lambs and chickens to new home ed projects, and adventures we want to enjoy.
And through it all work is paramount, and there is just so much maintenance.
I think it must be time to declutter, because I am seriously feeling overwhelmed by all there is to care for, and I in no way mean to imply anything that breathes.
And so I plead with the days that rush past, to gentle and slow and allow me the chance to catch up, before the year over takes me.
So, with all this on my mind, we went out for a walk.
To breath the salty wind, relax and remember, that in the whole of this great big world, we are only small, and that is just as it should be.