Friday, March 21, 2008

Happy Spring Everybody!

Here is what you see when you open my front door. Our front walk looks like a tunnel between snowbanks.
If you look very closely, you can see the neighbour's house across the street - well, only the rooftop.

But - Spring is finally here!!

And Hubby looks great! Gone is the fatigue, nausea, and frail-looking person. He looks fine. In fact, he looks better than I do.
I look tired.
I feel tired.
I am tired.

"My head feels tight" I tell Hubby after lunch today.
"Tight?"
"Yeah, tight - as if the skin is stretched too tight.
"Do you have a headache?" asks Hubby
"No, just tight."
"Hmmm" Hubby's humoring me.
"Why don't you lie down?"
"No!"
I hate spending any part of my day lying down. I bite my tongue so I don't say it out loud. Hubby always spends 3 hours after lunch sleeping in bed. And he thinks I should "nap" after lunch too.
Maybe he wants company.
Maybe he thinks everybody should rest part of the day.
Maybe he's right. Maybe not.

I bundle up well and go for a walk in the sunshine. It's cold and windy, but I don't care. I'm out moving my body, breathing in fresh air, and listening to the birds singing in the treetops.
Sounds of spring - and I want to be part of it.

5 comments:

Beverly said...

I do hope warmer weather comes soon for you, and you see flowers instead of snow.

JeanMac said...

I read you - especially that he looks better than you do! Some days I think I look like his mother instead of his wife:)

Wendy said...

Oh you make me laugh, Jean! Some days I think I must look like his mother too! Or maybe his Grandma!!

Thanks, Bev - this is a record snowfall, but warmer weather is on it's way and flowers right behind it. It'll just be a little late this year.

MoM2-2GoodBoys said...

Oh MY! What a picture! When you wrote about snow I didn't realize that the snow was that deep! We've had record snow here in Michigan, but we haven't created tunnels.

These days, I am waking to the sounds of birds singing in the tree outside my bedroom window. That always makes me smile because I know warmer weather is on the way when I hear their joyful sound. Mary~

Freadom said...

Holy cow. And I thought we had a lot of snow this winter. The sunshine that's expected to come eventually should perk everyone up.