In know they’re glad, and it’s just in time. This wacky weather has nature not knowing what to do. There’s pollen out there already! The outside birds are crowding the feeders, and daddy had to put a board at the bottom of the workshop because he caught a cat under it stalking the birds last week. They’re going to work in sweaters one day and short sleeved shirts the next. Goodness, we don’t know if it’s winter or spring anymore!
Mommy said she’s going by the fact that Easter is late this year, so she’s not making bets on spring stuff just yet. She wants to plant more rose bushes, but is waiting until later in March because, as she put it, “I’ve killed enough plants.” True that. Grandmommy had to give us a new bamboo cutting for the house plant after mommy accidentally overpruned ours last year. My bamboo! I remember it as a young twig in our old house, sitting beside my cage. I’m glad grandmommy could save it. I’m also glad that mommy is giving gardening another shot. She was so discouraged last year when the rose bushes died right after losing Chloe. It’s good to see that determination and emotional resilience coming out of her again.
She’s also planning to release another book in April. It’s the last book in her Earthside series, and she’s excited to have it almost done. She’s a little sad too, because she’s been working on this series for five years. But she already has ideas for a new project that she hopes to start in the summer or fall, after taking a brief break to rest, work on short stories (as if that ever works out for her), and do some research to “give the project direction.” Writers are so weird. But it’s good to see her happy, motivated, and embracing life. And it’s great to see both her and daddy well again.
So that’s life in our corner of the world. I hope you’re doing well. Take care, and have a great week.