Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Blowin' in the wind...

I thought these poems were appropriate considering the recent weather...

Who Has Seen the Wind?
Christina Rossetti

Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you;
But when the leaves hang trembling
The wind is passing through.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I;
But when the trees bow down their heads
The wind is passing by.

The Wind
by Robert Louis Stevenson

I saw you toss the kites on high
And blow the birds about the sky;
And all around I heard you pass,
Like ladies' skirts across the grass

Oh wind, a blowing all day long,
Oh wind, that sings so loud a song!

I saw the different things you did,
But always you yourself you hid.
I felt you push, I heard you call,
I could not see yourself at all

Oh wind, a blowing all day long!
Oh wind, that sings so loud a song!

O you that are so strong and cold,
O blower, are you young or old?
Are you a beast of field and tree,
Or just a stronger child than me?

O wind, a blowing all day long,
O wind, that sings so loud a song!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

... Spring has sprung ... (I think) ...

Except for this nagging cough... I feel as if I am back among the living. All of our snow has melted and most of the mud has dried up (thankfully). I might actually dare to wash my car (which REALLY needs it) sometime soon. Welcome Spring!

Friday, March 12, 2010

And the winner is......... (drumroll please)..........

Pneumonia... you read it right... the big P-New-Moan-Ya. At least now I know why my head was fuzzy. I kind of had the feeling that this would be the verdict. Probably shouldn't have put off going to the clinic for so long, but I was hoping it would clear up and go away. Of course, I'm in good company, since most of the town sounds the same way, including two of my coworkers - one of whom was diagnosed with p-new a couple of hours before I was. Needless to say, I came home with a variety of lovely medicines with which to treat my poor lungs. They had me do a breathing treatment before I left the clinic and it seems to have broken up a bit of the gunk. Of course they sent me home with an inhaler as well. And the advice to use my humidifier. (Now I just have to FIND it... ) They also told me to double my fluid intake - yea! (Hello bathroom - here I come... ) Hopefully by this time next week I will be on the mend. In the meantime... "Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flowers?"

Saturday, March 6, 2010

My head feels fuzzy....

I am glad to say that it appears that Spring may finally be coming to my corner of the world. At least I hope that is what all this mud signifies. It has been warming up gradually and my yard is starting to lose a little of its whiteness. Unfortunately, along with Spring there also seems to come colds and allergies - hence my title... Fortunately, I haven't had any major illnesses so far this year (knock on wood). So, hopefully my sinuses will clear and all will be right with the world again...