Thursday, May 10, 2018

Goosey Goose Gander, Whither Do Ye Wander.....

....on the roof and on the lawn and out to meet thy Maker....sigh....

Yup, one of the big geese managed to get itself run over by a vehicle last evening, right in front of our place.  I felt so badly when I looked out the window and saw its remains out in the street.  Fortunately, a little while later, a city crew truck arrived to remove the carcass from the road.  As much as those big poop machines annoy me every year with their mess and noise, they are magnificent creatures and it makes me very unhappy when they wander out into the street and get hit.

O Lord, protect those big, dumb birds from their stupidity about roads and cars.  Poor big, dumb, beautiful birds.....

Another chilly day out our way.  The sky is once again cloudy and grey, but there is no desperately needed rain in the forecast.  At the moment it is about 8am and it is only +5C, with a forecast high of only +13C.  O how nice it would be to get our late spring storm over with so the winds could warm and the air be filled with the scent of new tree and flower blossoms. The few drops that constituted our first rain a couple of nights ago was at least enough to green up the grass.

My husband and I had a chat this morning about some of his summer ministry plans....good plans, but plans that will add a bunch more stress and work into his life for the next few months. Sigh.....I thought the idea we were going for was to lessen the stress and work load, but first he is going to have to go in the exact opposite direction.  'Twas ever thus.....

I was looking at him the other day when we were shopping.  What I saw was a rapidly aging middle aged man shuffling down the aisle in a store, peering at something on the shelves from out in the centre of the aisle and looking so dithery....it broke my heart.  In my mind, I was taking a picture and filing it under "Home Care Clients I Have Known".  Mind you, I am looking and acting pretty ancient myself lately.  It is a sad and confusing time of life, having to accept the reality of aging and what may be coming next.

Well, we have our two upcoming trips to look forward to!  Although the 4 days with my parents may be very difficult to get through, I am still looking forward to a break away from the daily routine.  Knowing that our son cancelled his trip to Paris, leaving him with more days off to visit and tour us around NYC when we get there, has brought a whole new element of excitement to that trip. 

Guess I had better get about my day.......

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