Hope

18 Feb

It rained so hard Saturday that Lucy stuck her head out of the door for a potty walk, and tried to turn around and go back inside. I forced her out just long enough to take care of business.

I’d woken up that morning with a pain in my back and goopy eyes. Sigh. On top of terrible long weekend weather, I was not feeling well. I stayed in my pyjamas all day, drank lots of tea, and used eye drops frequently. I’d had plans for things I’d wanted to accomplish, but I didn’t have the energy. Lucy and I were content to stay snuggled on the sofa.

I felt a little better Sunday – well enough that I actually thought about doing things, though I didn’t actually do them. The rain had abated, though puddles were ubiquitous. And Lucy went out without prodding. Things were looking brighter.

I was up before dawn Monday, as is my norm. I felt better, more energized. I poured myself a cup of coffee and began a task I’d put off all weekend: my taxes. They aren’t that complicated, so I was done in an hour.

The sun was up and so was Lucy, so we went for a walk in the sunshine. When she wasn’t sniffing all the scents the rain had stirred up, Lucy did her usual stand and look around thing. Today, I joined in. There was a little warmth in the sun. I stood still, closed my eyes, and soaked up what I could. When I opened them again, I noticed a hummingbird hovering at a neighbor’s bush. And a robin in the tree beside the bush. Warmth seemed to have penetrated my soul.

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5 Responses to “Hope”

  1. arjeha February 18, 2020 at 8:27 am #

    Glad you are feeling better. It is so hard to get things done when you don’t feel well. Being under the weather on a dreary weather day zaps all energy.

  2. Lisa Corbett February 18, 2020 at 1:31 pm #

    So glad you are feeling better! A weekend sick in bed is never as enjoyable as we think it’s going to be when we are well. I love the way you’ve told this story in chunks of time.

  3. Anonymous February 19, 2020 at 11:18 am #

    Next time you are feeling under the weather………..or just need a new read, try “Listen!” by Stephanie S. Tolan. A lovely book, your students will love it too. Truman got his Elite Performer Trick title this past Sunday……….what a hoot!. All our best to you and Lucy…..Beth

  4. Beth Bilson February 19, 2020 at 11:20 am #

    Sorry……….forgot my email………….

  5. amandahoving February 29, 2020 at 9:00 am #

    Loved – “I felt a little better Sunday – well enough that I actually thought about doing things, though I didn’t actually do them.” It’s the thought that counts, right? 🙂 I feel like this on a lot of Sundays. Hope you’re now feeling great!

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