Wednesday, February 28, 2018

February Ending

Ah yes, the end of February....Spring is on the horizon (I hope). I mean, I know it is coming but you know how it is. The weather can not make up its day cold, one day rainy, one day warm.
I know that we will probably have more snow. March is such a strange month. I can't help but wonder if the global warming has anything to do with the weird weather we have.

I had a wonderful but tiring week last week. It seems that I go for days on the regular routine, and then in the course of seven days I go, go, go. On the Monday things just worked out so that I, along with Dawn and Lindsay were able to go the Ironwood to see Heather and the new lambs. This is always a joy, to see the wee babes, bottle feed some of them, and to have a chance to see Heather. The weather even cooperated and the day was lovely.

Wednesday evening I went to the opening night of the high school play, The Wizard of Oz. Granddaughter Lindsay was in it, and the students did a marvelous job. It was long, about three hours, but well worth seeing. In fact, I went again to the matinee on Sunday to see it again. It was thoroughly professional. I am amazed how well the students perform. My favourite character was the cowardly lion, who was perfect for the part, and did an outstanding job. All of the characters were well played, but the lion stood out.

By Sunday night I was worn to a frazzle, but wouldn't have it any other way. It bugs me that going and doing is hard on this old body, but I guess one just has to do the best they can. I'll always have fibro, but going to the play and seeing Heather is special and the chances of doing that come along only once in a while.

As usual Aslan has been up to his attention seeking self. He is worming himself further into my heart, but he is a pest sometimes. He managed to spill my coffee all over my desk the other morning. Not a pretty sight, but it was the first time he did that.

My granddaughter Rae was home for a day or two from university so I was also able to spend some time with her and Colton last week as well. Tomorrow is her 21st birthday. Wow. Oh my. Time does not march on, it races....

This little fellow was one day old.

I sat in the pen and had several of the babies suck on my fingers, chew on
my boots and jacket. I told the girls that the time spent with the lambs
was soul lifting. Felt good, just enjoying the new life and not
thinking of anything else.

I have also been doing what I call abstract doodling, and Aslan is always on hand to help out. 

Ah, the sun is shining. How lovely. On that bright note I will end this. Hope you have a good day
as you are reading this. I'm going to try.
I shall end this before Aslan stars walking on the keys....

Thursday, February 15, 2018

February Beginning

Outside a fine snow or freezing rain is falling. Perhaps it is the in between stuff that falls when snow is turning to rain. I am, to be truthful, quite weary of winter, with its ever changing forms. One day, inches of snow fall, another day it pours and the snow disappears to reveal a very grundgy world, and then it snows again, the roads freeze and the radio voices tell of cars off the road, black ice and all that goes with Nova Scotia winters. It may be doing one thing in the Annapolis Valley and a totally different thing on the east shore, and again in Cape Breton. It can even be different from here to 30km from here.
When I was younger, I used to enjoy the winter, with my girls, and then my granddaughters. Younger and more energetic to be sure. Now I just hope that I can get out once in a while to get food and mail.
I wonder if there is anything else I can write about besides weather?

Of course there is always my best friend.

And the days have passed again before getting back
to this. I seem to always leave this on the
back burner.
It's a wonder it hasn't burned dry. 
Each day brings it's own tests
and sometimes burdens
but so far I've gotten through.
Forgetting to take your pills for a whole day is not a good thing either.....
The days are noticeably longer and that's a good thing. The skies are brighter today and the sun has made an appearance for two days.
Unfortunately it's warmth doesn't dry up the water in my basement. It's the 2nd time in just a little more than a week. Needless to say, Aslan is not impressed. 🐈💧💧💧💧

I will close this even though I have said nothing much. At least I am trying.