uh oh ... he didn't mention the "anal plate" as a distinguishing marker ... you will note that in line drawings both the venomous and non-venomous snake are smiling, again, just like they're running for office.
My mom passed on this day two years ago. I was so worried about Tommy that I barely knew what to do for her once she was gone. He had the surgery which gave him "more time" and I sat with him through what was most certainly one of the worst nights of our lives. We had to get through the yucky stuff to find a few more sweet times. I've spent some time thinking about CANCER during these past many months. There are pros and cons for however it is addressed and choices are largely personal ... the one certain thing is it's not a solo journey if one "has people". I was unable to think about "after" because Tommy didn't want to talk about it much. It seemed right to stay with him where he was in the process and until the very last week or so he didn't want to address the possibility that he was going to die pretty soon.. It's a good note to help your people think about after, I'm pretty sure "after" thoughts fit with "during" thoughts. Tommy's wife has continued to ignore my overtures towards her. It's a complicated story and I can see only one side of it so ... I don't think about it much anymore.
That "window" I will shut. the bedroom window where the snake could possibly come in I'll probably leave open. It's just too nice to hear the outside and feel the cool air. There's an owl out there at night. I love wondering about him.
Drove out there today. It's hard to believe that was two years ago. Lots happens inside two years.
I'm thinking a bit about that lately - how fast the time goes. We signed the contract for another year in the rental house. 12 more months. I'm wondering what I can do to make it feel more "like home". Maybe it's as simple as "live in it". Sitting out here on the back deck is really just great -birds are everywhere chirping and the night insects are starting their singsongs. Tonight will be a full moon, it's at it's apogee. I"ll be able to see it from right here. Pretty soon 12 or more deer will stroll through down by the river.
drove by this early today
and this later in the day
I'm trying to get a good "set" of Texas pictures for a project I'm working on.
Four sent this, snapped to today when she went by our house. It seems like it's getting ready to belong to someone else pretty soon. We have a trip back planned in support of something special Two is doing (pics of that later). Yesterday the Realtor sent a pic of a nest in the front porch rose vine and said someone is definitely making themselves at home there. A Robin tends a nest there every year about this time ... there are very likely pictures of that nest/vine in previous Spring posts. I particularly liked the birds building nests and tending their chicks there. It was super sweet when my phone pinged in "doings on the front porch". (pics treated with the WATERLOGGED app)
Everyone is loving it over here - great to be back home.