The lilacs are blooming, the birds are singing.
But don't be fooled - this is a harrowing time of year for a graduate student. I have about 60 pages of papers due next week, and 20 due the following week, so there's no time for flowers and songbirds. And no time for knitting.
I did start the second sock last week. But this is as far as I got before I was gripped by panic and had to turn back to my work.
And the same dreadful feeling is coming over me now. But if you, dear reader, have a few minutes on your hands, I highly recommend checking out this hilarious political parody about Bush and climate change