spring flowers in the sunlight, a walk in the woods, my goofball girl (my best medicine, really), new succulents, a little whiskey, meals on the deck again~ these spring days are demanding to be noticed and I am soaking them in and basking in the nearly-ordinary days that are once again filling my world after so, so many days spent in the barbed and jarring company of sadness and fear and worry.
yesterday I visited mom (in a room on the intermediate care floor! not the ICU!) and they went looking for easter/spring fun. today he's at work and she and I did a little egg-dyeing experimenting with turmeric, beets, cherry juice, blueberries... the turmeric and blueberries worked the best, though I'm sure the fact that we started with brown and green eggs had a lot to do with the varying success of the others. we threw some cloth scraps in the pots as well, with intentions to make something for her fairies. we must have hidden the plastic eggs she got yesterday a couple dozen times for each other today. a picnic in the sun and yes, that's a glass of wine with lunch.
that purple yard sale dress just keeps on going.... nana stitched it up twice when she was in town a couple weeks ago and it looks like I'll need to spend a little time with it again soon.
ziggy catching sunbeams on her bed. I am not the biggest fan of cats in general, but he is one very cool cat, no doubt about it.
mostly today has been the Van Morrison (of course) pandora station, sunshine play, snacking, and a lot of being thankful that my mom is heading in the right direction. when we were sitting outside earlier Claire said "wow, the grass is really green today!" and truly, I couldn't have agreed with her more. yesterday my mom had a wonderful day and I spent most of it with her. I spoke with my uncle and learned that today was a bit rougher, but we are still so much further along than we've been in the last several weeks, so I suppose we've just got to roll with it and hope the easier days start outnumbering the challenging ones more and more as the days go by. this is her 51st day in the hospital. ooph.
we'll get there. we are getting there.