Wednesday, January 03, 2007

A New Start

It must have been a female mouse, for she underestimated the size of her hips. While replacing games on the shelf of a closet I was cleaning, trying to make room for and organize new toys, I noticed a dark shadow near the back. I got a light, and decided that it was dh's turn to take care of this one. A mouse had tried to squeeze through the bars of the shelving, and gotten stuck by the hips and died. This was a grotesque beginning to my effort to get organized.

As I took out toys and matched pieces, Wm. expressed joy as if with long lost friends. Running away with a handful, my organization spreading to chaos. I push on today, against monumental odds, tossing out the old, in with the new.

After a week away, it's enough to find my shoes in the morning. New school work to do, activites outside the home resuming. I want to pack myself with the now deflated Christmas stockings.

Outside the window, the sun shines and it promises to be almost spring-like. I vacillate between loving the mild winter and feeling terribly guilty because maybe it's because of global warming. Today, I think I'll give myself one day to just enjoy it.

3 comments:

whitetr6 said...

Ah life in the country...

[Disclaimer: I'm a conservative but care deeply about the environment]

Personally I think the whole global warming thing is a farce, more of a political football than a sound scientific phenomenon. One meteorologist's take... http://www.intellicast.com/DrDewpoint/Library/1210/

What a great topic for your girls to tackle in their studies this year - cut through the politics and find out what effect man has really had on the Earth's climate. I suspect they would find, as others who bothered to check have, that small cooling and warming trends are a normal part of the cycle, and have been going on millions of years before we came on the scene. It's unfortunate that the academics for the most part are blindly accepting the "inconvenient truth" of Gore and his ilk, and worse...passing the fantasy on to our kids. Just an unpopular opinion; I'm not a scientist but I play one on TV :-)

Mary said...

Cathy, It is vital to enjoy each moment of each day. It is the only thing we are given of value. It is our only time to experience whatever it is we are doing. We don't get a do-over. We can do better by finding joy in each moment. This is the best we can give our kids...being present and finding joy.

Camflock said...

Yea! You did post about your mouse! Now you know how "behind" I am on my blog reading. --C

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