The Promise of Spring

by Nola on March 7, 2012

It’s been over two months since I last posted here. Winter came and has almost gone now. Daffodils are poking up from the soil, trees are beginning to leaf out. It’s almost time to put hummingbird feeders up, here in the Pacific Northwest.

At our house we’ve been discussing the benefits of keeping a few chickens. We all love eggs, and love the idea of having the freshest eggs possible. My only reservation stems from the coyotes and hawks in the area. An enclosed yard would be safest, but I’m not sure we can afford that at the moment. Maybe we will just take a chance on letting them run free and see how it goes. Hubby built a six-chicken coop several years ago that we’ve since used as a storage shed. ¬†It wouldn’t take much to get it back into shape to house birds.

Our older son and his sweetheart are staying with us for awhile. They are expecting their first child this summer. That’s a big event in our lives. A very big event. I’ve been patiently waiting for a grandchild. Having cancer made the wait harder and more poignant. Even though my prognosis is excellent, we never know how long we will get to stay. Having cancer underscores that uncertainty and adds a sense of urgency to the dream of having tea parties and playing dress-up with an as-yet-unborn little granddaughter.

On the writing front, there is not much movement. I continue to experience an impaired ability to string words together. At times I seriously doubt that I ever could write or that I will ever write again. My kimo regimen has been extended to allow for breaks that let my white cell counts bounce back. I’ll be done the first week of May instead of April. It’s my understanding that most side effects of kimo disappear within two months. So maybe by the time summer is in full swing, I’ll be writing again. That sounds so good to me. Really, really good.

Thank you for stopping by to read.  Please feel free to leave me a comment.

~ Nola

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