April 29th, 2021
Our eldest daughter's seventy-second birthday, and wow, does that ever make me feel old!!!!
She is probably not feeling terribly young, either, but life goes on, day by day, and somehow one does not notice how quickly the years pass by. How one no longer skips down the stairs, bends easily or, even when that is accomplished, straightens up - even more difficult is rising from a crouch. Oh well, who crouches these days. My dearest left behind him a thing-a-ma-jig that picks things up off the floor and has banished forever the long reaches and the dangerous knee bends......
Spring is settling in, - a rather overcast day, but warm and pleasant, and Bruce and I spent a little time in the back garden, searching for unfolding leaves and bursting buds. The peonies show lovely signs of a May time selection on the stage, and along with the iris that are beginning to sending sweet swards skywards it should make for a pleasing show.
In the meantime the Alium are about to burst into a lovely purple globe, and there are a few tentative buds on the scarlet Poppies.
Youngest son arrived for evening visit - a hiatus. - I will be back
.Later - there is a decision to be made. Shall I continue writing or shall I answer the call of the bed, which is terribly beguiling, even though I sleep alone!
Sorry, - bed wins. Watch for me in the morning......