Monday, January 30, 2012

Looking Forward

I looked at my cat calender today
and it's almost the end of January.
YEAH !!!
Seems like it's been a bad month.
Cold as can be.
I've been sort of sick with this and then that.
Still, I don't feel like myself.
Whatever that is but I know it's not this.
I have a better attitude though.
I will forge through and feel better soon.
I at least hope I will.
So, today I make a list.
Things I need to do.
Get done, clean up, throw away.
That kind of list.
In my world, I don't have big dreams.
Just small ones.
Like keeping my pain level below a five.
Just a hum so to speak.
I think I live with a lot that most people
wouldn't be able to survive with.
Nope, not me.
I can do most anything.
I have that hope that I will be ok .. again.
I don't think I'll ever lose that.
I've been to hell and back.
I still remember it but try not too.
So, today I look forward to February.
Whatever it brings.
It better be warmer and I better feel better.
I have that list after all.
Oh, and that new puppy.

And, those are my thoughts
as January comes to an end
and this Old Lady Who Lives In The Woods
takes a look at what is.

~ JC ~

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Winter Hit My Woods

Winter has hit my woods.
The snow was nice to see for a while.
We don't get it very often.
Then the ice storm arrived.
This is what it did to all my trees.
The cracking in the middle of the night
was the weirdest sound ever.
Scary .. really.
Trees broke all over my yard.
We couldn't get out of our driveway.
At least twelve trees went down.
Mostly Alders but a big fur went down in the back yard.
Power was out.
Cable and phone too.
Now, almost a week later,
I still have piles of snow all over my yard.
The trees are still everywhere
but have been sawed and moved
so we can get out into the real world.
My front tree is still hanging over
like it did in the freeze.
We hope it will survive.
The Alders I don't care as much about.
And, thus I am tired of Winter
and I know it's just started.
Spring can show up any time
as far as I'm concerned.

~ JC ~