• Looking out the window today I see, beyond an inquisitive squirrel staring in at me, a spring day filled with pale blue sky above leafless gray trees. A couple of daffodils have made their appearance in the yard, but the forsythia bushes are showing no sign of joining the daffs.
Outside the temperature is in the upper 30s/lower 40s, which is more wintry than springy. However, I’m not going anywhere today so the weather can do that which it wants to do without me whining about it.
As if I have any control over it to begin with.
• I’m at home today looking after Zen-Den who had surgery [to correct ptosis] on his eyes on Friday. His recuperation is going well. He’s walking around the inside of the house without any trouble, able to see well enough to play Farm Heroes on his iPhone.
And beginning to get bored with the 20 minutes on/20 minutes off post-surgery eye icing schedule. No longer do the little plastic bags of frozen peas, used to ice his eyes, charm him with their whimsical healing properties.
No, he’s leaning toward grumpy now– and I fear that he’d rather eat the peas than wear them. But I persevere and follow him around with the little green ice packs, forcing him to use them for at least 10 minutes on/30 minutes off.
This schedule will have to do.
• And with that I’m off to bake some banana bread. The surgeon’s office did not specifically mention it as necessary for a proper recuperation, but I figure it can’t hurt. Zen-Den loves it– and it might just be the thing to coerce him to cooperating with me and those damned little plastic bags of frozen peas.
“If you sit still with your pea packs on for 20 minutes, then you can have a big slice of banana bread afterwards. Now wouldn’t that be nice?”
Later, kids. Much to do.