Sunday, May 20, 2007

A Beautiful Spring Day

Today was just about a perfect day. It was warm, but not hot. It was sunny and absolutely clear--no haze in the air, no clouds in the sky--with a gentle breeze. This is the kind of day that is ideal for a Sunday drive in the country. As I fed and watered my flowers and did some weeding, honorable tasks for sure, I found myself daydreaming about being somewhere else besides home. Of course, last week at this time, I was very glad to be home. It beat the hospital! Now I was dreaming about being somewhere else. Things can sure change in a week.

Generally, things have gone well the past week, and life is slowly returning to normal around here. However, due to the constraints of home health care, Terry is homebound for the time being. I know I could have taken a drive without him, but I didn't want to leave him here all by himself. Besides, I like to ride on our Sunday drives and absorb all the sights. When I'm driving, I have to concentrate on the road. Terry has always been the driver and wouldn't have it any other way. Recently that's changed, however. It seems that since November I have been the driver in the family. He has just not felt like getting behind the wheel. He won't even attempt to get into his beloved truck, which he bought new last May and hasn't been in since November 1, when he drove to the hospital to have his hip replaced. I don't mind being the driver and the errand runner for the most part, but Sunday drives and vacations are the exception.

I miss the short vacation trips we like to take. I really miss the leisurely trips to see Alissa and Andy and the boys. I even miss just rides into Louisville and around town. I know that they will be back eventually, and I count on that. It's just that days like this make me long for them sooner rather than later. I guess I could wish for rain and nasty weather, but I don't want to do that. Right now I will content myself with taking walks and going back to the pond or sitting on the porch with a good book. I'll take advantage of this lull in the activity of our life. It will be busy again soon enough. And I'll remember that life is good....


Alissa said...

Perhaps you should treat him like B.A. Baracus. Drug him, and when he wakes up he's halfway here! You can get around having to drive by enlisting one of the boys to do it :-)

Susie said...

Hi Nancy,
Glad you're able to get out and enjoy the sunshine and reading a bit.
We went through similar problems last year when Bill's eyes were so bad.
It's still hard to get away for us, but different reasons now. The more things change the more they stay the same I guess.
I'd love to see pictures of your pond when you're in a walking and photographing kind of mood :)