Still Winter

Well, it’s the middle of March but still feels like winter. Ugh. I keep reminding myself that when Spring starts I will have to work in the yard again, so it’s ok for it to be winter a while longer. I am still dealing with trying to get out of a storage unit, which ate up all of my time off last week. I try hard every day to write, but haven’t had much luck lately. And my house is a mess because stuff if coming into it from the storage area for further cleaning and sorting and some of it will stay permanently.

I do have a few yellow crocuses blooming out front and saw a purple snow iris. Lots of daffodil buds coming up but no blooms yet. It’s always such a joyous time of the year with the whole flowering bonanza still ahead. This year will be different for me because I’ll be doing it all alone. Which can be good and bad. Or just different.

I have become enamored of cat videos lately. I find them relaxing and hopeful. I watch cats and kittens from all around the world being rescued and petted and played with. It appears there are cat lovers everywhere. I have learned a lot about cat care from these videos, especially kitten care. We always had our cats taken care of so that there was only once a batch of kittens when I was young.

According to stories about Lincoln, he was an animal lover and respected the lives of all living things. When some other youngsters were torching ants, he is supposed to have said, “an ant’s life is a precious to it as ours is to us.” When his boys were young, he allowed them to have as many pets as they wanted. The Lincolns had rabbits, turkeys, dogs, cats, pigs, horses, and goats. In those days nearly everyone had a horse as they were also a mode of transportation.

I wish I could say I was a lot further down the road with my book, but I’m not. It’s been too busy a time but necessary to my life.

Published by dpreisig

Dawn was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and moved to Fort Wayne at the age of nine. As an adult, she lived off and on in Denver, Colorado. She went to college at Purdue Indiana University and works fulltime as a Nurse Practioner. She has two grown sons and two grandsons. She loves history, travel, writing, gardening, painting, any kind of creative arts.

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