Wonderful Weather Wednesday

This morning I actually wore a spring-like coat this morning. It’s bright Kelly Green. It felt wonderful to not have to bundle up. Up until now, I’ve remained convinced we would get at least one, possibly two, big snow events or blizzards before May 1. I may be wrong on that count. Why? You can read the article here. It has to do with our calendar. I found it pretty interesting. However, I do remember within the past ten years my peonies and iris both bloomed by the first of May. I was amazed, had never had that happen before.

To tell you the truth, it makes me a little nervous to sit in the waiting room at the Physical Therapy place waiting for Mom. It is a waiting room primarily for patients of the clinic, doctors seeing people who are sick. I am very healthy for now. I haven’t been near anyone sick, yet have shared space with them at this waiting room. I don’t want to get too close to anyone who has an appointment, they could be ill. I did get a flu shot, always do. I do know of four people who have Influenza A right now. It’s still time to beware, don’t be fooled by the nice weather. The flu can still strike with no notice.

I’m really not a doomsdayer, I believe most of us will be safe during the flu and/or coronavirus outbreaks. One hundred years ago, people died enmasse from the flu. From diptheria. From complications of measles, chicken pox, mumps. Cholera killed many people who lived in countries that did not have good sanitation. There are many places in the Carribean that don’t have good sanitation, and disease can easily be spread. These places are tourist areas, so just be safe wherever you are. Wash your hands.

The book is coming along nicely. I’m adding four more brothers to Katie’s family, it is kind of fun to build characters to fit into the story and keep the message alive. These guys will help tell the story in a way I couldn’t. They need to be there to explain how certain things happened long ago. And I think they add a lot. Family is hard to love at times, and Katie wrestles with that feeling with these brothers. They are family. She wants to love them. Yet she cannot trust several of them. Promises broken and denial they were even made is common from these family members. And the ones who are not afflicted with the family curse are questioning why the only girl among them is the one in charge of their mother’s estate. With four older brothers no one can rely on, Katie is placed in a situation of leadership where her every move is questioned. She grows stronger and more positive with every question asked, every accusation hurled. And she’s grateful for the growth.

Thank you for reading today. I appreciate your time very much. Hope to see you again tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of the day.

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