The week started with snow all over the ground, and the world looked white.. Tuesday morning when Katherine’s aide called in sick, I took off for town. Even though it was daylight, my main sensation as I scanned the landscape was blackness—dark road, dark tree trunks and bare branches in the surrounding perimeter with even the many evergreens looking more black than green in that early morning light.
The next morning I drove to a morning doctor’s appointment as a follow up for blood work. Gray-white fog surrounded me. It was not enough to bother driving visibility as the fog seemed to move away as I drove through it. But that day the world seemed whitish gray with the distant trees dimmed by the film of fog.
The last two days have been spring-like with temps in the 60s. Yesterday was sunny, but today was drizzley. As I drove in for a haircut this morning, with the snow completely melted, the green and brown grass now revealed permeated my vision. The evergreens were green again despite the drizzle and wet highways.
Mary Ellen was down briefly yesterday with Brian, and we enjoyed hearing about their holiday trip to
Our Christmas trees are down and put away for next year. The Christmas cards have quit coming and the mailbox holds mostly advertising pieces or periodicals. I tried a new recipe for chicken stew from a woman’s magazine—as usual making a substitute or two for ingredients not on hand. Katherine and I really liked it, bit Gerald was less enthusiastic. It is the right time of year to clean a closet or two and try new recipes and look forward to spring.