It’s nice to be able to share photos that don’t have snow as the subject matter. I think it’s safe to say, it’s gone until next season (of course, I hope I didn’t just jynx it by saying that).
If you have been following this one-a-day photo project, you’ve probably noticed some similar themes. I guess I’m pretty predictable in my daily activities. I go to work, I do some baking, I spin a bit, I play in the yard, rinse and repeat. In some ways, my documenting a snapshot of my life each day, has made me more aware of what I’m doing and allowed me to explore more variations to those activities. Nobody wants to look at the same loaf of bread every week, or the same destination on a walk. I find myself thinking about what to include in my daily activity that might make an interesting photo, even if only a snapshot.
Still, there’s a reason for the repetition of certain activities. They are fulfilling, fun. So, you’ll probably continue to see variations of baking, spinning and yard work.
Plenty of good things happened over these last two weeks. First, not only did I pass a two-year mark of being diagnosed with leukemia, I also (for the first time in more than two years) had a normal white blood count and my quarterly test came back negative. One of these days I’ll be able to approach these blood tests without much anxiety (perhaps when I have a dozen or so under my belt).
Even more exciting (as you see pictured in the middle frame below), the snow started to pull back from the ground, revealing signs of life. This has been such a long, cold winter. Both Virginia and I are so ready for some warmth and some green (not long after that picture was taken, another 6 inches of the stuff fell and promptly covered it up – we’ll get there one of these days).
I’m starting to go through some old family photos, and thought I’d share one of yours truly playing in the kitchen. This week, I replaced the Tupperware helmet with a cast iron wok, but other than that, not a whole lot has changed.
These last two weeks were a bit of a rollercoaster ride, starting with the adoption of a new family member, Juniper Tulip.
Twenty-four hours later we had to bring her back to her foster family, both Virginia’s and my allergies were making it nearly impossible to give her the love and attention she deserved. Though heartbroken, we were glad to hear that she was promptly adopted by a large family on some acreage – giving her plenty to do, lots of love, children to herd (being part collie) and lots of room to run around. It’s amazing how quickly we bonded with her. She will always be our dog, even if we only had her for a day.
But, it’s back to the two of us. And, nothing says things are getting back to normal like enjoying dinner while watching a good show on the tele.