Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Thank you for your lovely comments on Hensfoot, and for your encouraging words about the medical stuff. I'm not sick, though I appreciate the kind comments to that effect. No, it's all related to the LB's health issues and the difficulties we sometimes have in managing his care. Currently, it has to do with a medication he needs to take daily, which is a common medicine prescribed in an uncommon form when given to children. It isn't widely available, and we've had one problem after another with it. I think we have it straightened out for now. I'm getting better at this - I rarely cry or yell on the phone anymore, for example. It will be okay. It's always okay in the end.
We're having such a lovely springtime. I can hardly believe how beautiful the weather has been, almost uninterruptedly, for weeks and weeks. The afternoons are warm and sunny and we spend them in the backyard most days, wandering out after homeschool work is finished. Sometimes we read out there. The small Bears ride their bikes and the hens roam free. Sometimes a guitar finds its way outside. Sometimes there are bubbles or chalk.
Everything is blooming now, including one little yellow tulip that might be open in a day or so. My other tulips have buds, and the muscari are blooming in the planter at the base of the mailbox. The plum trees are almost finished blooming already; it's a quick blossoming for them, just about two weeks from first bud to the last spent petals. I haven't seen very many bees in the plum trees yet this season; unfortunately, I'm beginning to have my doubts about plum harvesting this summer. The apple tree has buds. I hope it's a good apple year.
Things I'm doing mid-March:
Reading: The Longest Night by Andria Williams, and Simply Nigella, which finally came in for me at the library.
Watching: Midsomer Murders and That 70's Show, both on Netflix. I'm also trying to catch new episodes of Martha Bakes on the Create channel whenever I can.
Eating: Cadbury Mini Eggs around the clock, natch.
Making: I'm about halfway through my Retro Kitchen sampler from Stitchrovia, and am starting to think about stitching this pirate ship from Satsuma Street next.
Enjoying: a new-to-me blog find, Vintage Everyday, which features interesting old photography. I've especially liked this post full of photos depicting everyday life in New Mexico during World War II, such as this lovely photo of a mother helping her daughter with homework.