I mention all of this because we in the Northwest face similar wintertime conditions. We, too, see a lot of overcast, and days where it never really gets light out. In late December, it can be full-on dark by 4 p.m.--a fact that I have a hard time convincing Californians of. So when spring comes, I think we get similarly distracted. It's hard to focus when the sun is shining after so many months of gloom and darkness. And, although I think we're a little more sensible with our pale Northwest skin, I think our level of spring fever gives Sweden's a run for its money.
And I mention all of that because this week I have spring fever really, really bad. I can't concentrate on work and I have way too much energy. And, since I work from home, I really have nobody but me to keep me in check. And this week I'm not doing such a good job of it.
I know that soon it will pass, and I'll fall into my summertime routine of grumbling because it's too hot out. For now, though, I'm just enjoying the spring.