Yesterday marks the one year anniversary of our residence of Sharpness Lane. While I watched the snow pour out of the sky, looking out my kitchen window, I was thankful we were here. So far, we’ve had a family of bunnies who were just lovely to have around, but met with their demise when Mrs. Fox entered the picture. My neighbor Bonnie and I have both seen Mrs. Fox. I’ve seen her once, she has seen her every morning. Today I met Barry the Wolf. He just felt like a Barry when he walked within two feet of our carport. He stood there, gave me a “non-committed” howl and ran on down the hill. We’ve always had Tommy the Cat who lives in the ditch right next to the circle in our cul-de-sac. He’s only spotted about three times a month, but I always hear him eat dinner in the woods. The girls are especially excited when they get to peep at the occasional deer family that wanders in the yard from to time to time. We’ve haven’t seen much of them since December.
Since January, we have been to the doctor as a family, more than a dozen times. But so far, everyone is pulling through and we are just happy to be able to keep our selves up. As far as the girls – well, let your mind wonder off to what it “could” be like as sisters, one almost four and one two-and-a-half. There is happiness and love and fun and imagination for about five minutes and there is a crisis. Someone scratches someone’s face, someone gets mad over the imaginary cake they are baking, and so forth. It’s endless. It’s memories. I say that because in the moment of a crisis, you have to remember that this is the process of raising children. Everything counts. Every word. Every method of discipline. Every hug and kiss. Every boo boo.
We have done a lot of visiting since January. We’ve gotten to see a lot of family and friends in the past month, which is always rewarding. Sometimes, in the midst of the adventures on Sharpness Lane, we get a little lonely and miss our loved ones as neighbors. We all do. Thankfully, we are only several hours away and have all the luxuries of modern technology at our fingertips.
But, as for now, on Sharpness Lane I am content in appreciating all the lovely birds that are beginning to explore our little cove to prepare for Spring. We’ve see a lot of snow this year and I am almost certain we will see more – probably in a few days. Snowy cedars and cardinals are nothing to complain about.