I've been a slug. I pushed a little too much yesterday and today I made up for it by remaining in a self-induced vegetative state. I have been in pajamas all day.
The mother went to the funeral home with her friends (one of their mothers died) so I've had full custody of the creatures all day. That includes Tigger who is still eating, walking around a little more slowly, and talking less.
That's something that is going to become something of the norm in the immediate future. Our cousin is bringing my uncle home from the hospital tomorrow. She is taking a leave from our job to care for him during whatever time he has left. She's enlisted the mother to help. It's going to be a difficult time.
In the meantime, I consoled myself with how green the grass is becoming and with this gorgeous tree that is just beyond our property line.
Ode to Spring
The tree's in bloom, the grass is green
The blue sky dotted with a single cloud
Ole Man Winter has packed his bags
And Spring has shed her shroud.
The days grow longer, more filled with light
The frigid temps of winter are moving past
The birds are singing and building their nests
As Spring is settling in fast.
The vernal equinox has dawned
Soon the May flowers will get a good douse
Of the April showers that will fall at This D*mn House.