The timing actually couldn't have been worse. You see yesterday was a very special day if you know what I mean. Luckily, there are means and ways and numbers to call for the elderly (and in our case, the sick). So I sat down with my books and called in and listened. I had company as these two were on the floor below me.
I was thankful for their company even though their young bodies were little steam engines. And I was thankful that the Chairman suggested we each take a turn. Yes, technology is wonderful. But you can't put a price on seeing loved-ones faces and just being there.
Yes, technology brings changes to life. Such as getting a text message from daughter #1 saying I should bring up something to drink or eat. I remember just yelling from my bed. Must be too much effort.
This illness did bring back a memory. I had a mean mom. Well in actuality, she was wise. And practical. And saw through me like a window pane. One time I decided I'd sure like to miss school. A big test was happening and I didn't feel ready. So I got out the old mercury thermometer (you know the kind that you shook down and had to hold a certain direction to actually see the temperature and the kind that kill you with mercury poisoning?). I decided to run some hot water over it and then pop it in my mouth to be certain I had a right-proper fever so my mean mother would know I needed to stay home. If my memory serves me right, the thermometer broke and I was stricken with poisoning. Or it registered 147 degrees. Nonetheless, my gig didn't work as planned and I boarded the bus and faced the test. See? I told you she was unreasonable.
The mice in the neighborhood must think spring is here because they are on the move and getting caught by our tiger-tom. In fact, we have three on the front porch in various degrees of parts missing. I think tiger-tom has had so many he's just plain full, but can't help getting the next one that scurries by.
Lisi and Simba had a terrifically terrible wrestling match the other night. There were growls and snarls and caterwauling. I stayed out of it while they were giving each other the business. I looked down when all was quiet and saw that Lisi had won that round. I love how the picture turned out - the content look of the dog and the irritated look of pinned-down cat.
Well that's all I plan to muse about today. I thought spring was coming, but I see a good chance of snow in a few days. **sigh**