The first two months of 2013 have been typically boring for me. It’s the weather. It’s cold. It snows. The wind blows. I’m forced to go outside twice a day to care for my animals, but the rest of my time is spent indoors within the confines of my cozy home. We live in the country and I hate driving on icy winter roads, so I don’t go anywhere alone. Lee takes me to the grocery store about every 7 to 10 days and we usually also hit the drugstore and have lunch somewhere while we’re in town. That is my winter life. It’s why I look forward to spring so fervently.
We did have a couple of events that broke up the monotony for us. Our Boston Terrier Charlie had grown some lumps and warty things that needed to be removed. There was a large lump on the pad of his paw that turned out to be a benign tumor. We had to keep that paw bandaged for two weeks, and I have to say he really milked it for sympathy. He held that paw up pathetically whenever anyone was looking at him. We carried him up and down stairs and such so that he wouldn’t pounce and rip his stitches. He got to the point where he expected to be carried. He’s all healed now and he should be able to go for long walks with me when the weather gets nicer.
JD made a work related trip to Wisconsin and stayed with us the nights he was here. I loved having him here, doing Mom stuff for him. All three of my children have moved out of state and I just don’t see them often enough. I miss them.
Looking forward to: My annual trip to Las Vegas with my Vegas buddy (and sister-in-law) Shirley; A trip to Oklahoma City in July for a family wedding; and long term, a trip to Hawaii in 2014. These planned vacations keep me alive in winter!