Dear Blogging Friends, I appreciate your concern to what Jeanna nicely asks, ". . .where the hells are ya?"
Words stuttered. Thoughts blocked. Fog erased sentences. I shrugged it off by becoming a mad demon downsizing the stuff in the garage and house so that all the stuff that has been in storage for 15 years may get shoved into the garage. Of course, the decision to make this happen was three weeks before the Husband had his first cataract surgery. Once that happened, he won't be able to lift, carry, and manipulate heavy objects until June. (He has his second cataract surgery in May.)
Success! Everything got moved and fit in the garage.
Success! The Husband was able to read 20/25 on the eye chart with his new left lens less than 24 hours after his procedure. Pretty good from 20/800.
"Keep busy" is the advice some people like to give those who recently lose someone. I didn't understand that when the First Husband died in 1995 nor Mama three years ago. How much more busy can I be? Both died in April. If I hadn't been dealing with the logistics of fitting our stuff and our parents' stuff into our home, I would've hidden my head like an ostrich far longer and more often this month.
Open boxes. Sort stuff and make piles: discard, donate, maybe keep, and definitely keep (for now). Books, fabric, books, ephemera, books, family correspondence, books, doo-dads, books, photographs, books, clothing. Going through clothes is the toughest for me.
I love the bright things about April. I met the Husband in April. His mom and grandmother were born in April. Flowers in our front yard pop in April.
April popped with a different kind of creativity for me.
A bit of sewing.
Two more book planters.
A painting on the outdoor locker that will hold things waiting to become garden art.
That all kept my head out of the sand, too, I'm pleased to say.
Molly the Cat wants food. I hear the Husband tell her, "Just wait. Missus Lady will be here soon." He's not allowed to bend over so once I share photos of the Girl, off I go.
April for Molly means getting to be outdoors during the day. She's such a cutie.
I'm taking part with the memes hosted by the lovely Jesh and Angie. Come check out the other participants with me. Good cheer, One and All!