Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Sun is around longer this week....

As I left my office this week I saw that at 6:00 there was light over the mountains!  I cannot tell you how happy that has made me.  January is somewhat of a trial for me!  Cold and dark.  Difficult for an outdoor girl.

My mother took a fall the week before Christmas.  She was not hurt, but it sent her to a hospital for four days, which took the wind out of her sails.   She had to have 24/7 care for about 10 days and so the three of us girls took time out to stay with her.  Staying in her place from a Friday night until Sunday nights, working all week to make up time so I could get her to a Dr appointment, had left me drained.   She is pretty much up and going well now, but no more driving, ever again for her.  But today is a Saturday, and the weather is now out of the single digits, and I have new Simms waders that have a step up from my summer waders, and leak proof as they are seamless, so I think a day to the high country is in order. 

I wonder what I will do when I am her age and we cannot drive any longer.  I am already asking (telling) my granddaughter "will you take me to see the elk when they bugle?"   "Will you take me to Sprague Lake in the summer?"   Will you make sure I do not have to live in the lowlands and never see the high country but once every year or less?   "will you make sure?..."

I will miss standing in waters waving a stick, someday.  So off into the world today, with my green stick and my new waders, and work the rust out of my body.

And I do not even recall Christmas and New Years...but my mom, she is doing OK.