Spring, and young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love…

even non-human males.

It’s spring, and my dear, devoted Bubba is back to bringing me love tokens. Last year his offerings included several little lizards (skinks), a dead mockingbird, a small rat, a dying baby bunny, and a live! squirrel.

This morning a few minutes before 4:00 a.m., his meowing woke me up from a bizarre dream I was glad to be awakened from. I thought he was asking to be let out — it was raining heavily and threatening to storm when we went to bed at 10:30. But when I staggered to the back hall and opened the door, he never came to me.

Then it hit me… that soft little gutteral “meow…” I turned on my lamp and rolled over to see him reaching his paw under a shirt that had fallen on the floor. I lifted the shirt and… it was a baby mouse. He grabbed it with his front paws, looked up at me and said, “Meoaow” again, but just at that moment the mouse jumped out of his hands and darted up under the bed.

All this winter, I’ve not seen a sign of a mouse in this trailer, and what does that stinkin’ cat bring me? A MOUSE.

Which is why I’m up and at the computer at 5:30 on a Saturday morning. grrrrrr…..

I think I’m back

Blogging, as Randy has told me repeatedly, is something that needs to be tended to on a daily basis.

Problem is, I don’t have something sparkling and witty or wise to say every day. I don’t even have anything vaguely interesting to say every day (witness the fact that it has been more than a month and a half since I’ve attempted to post!)

Moreover, I am, where my writing is concerned, a perfectionist. I don’t particularly care whether school papers and books stay piled on the living room floor for several days; if they don’t make noise, I don’t really notice them. But when it comes to words — I want everything “just so” and I am only far too aware of how far below my ability the blog writing I’ve done actually comes.

I beat myself up over it regularly and have mostly talked myself into abandoning the blog altogether.

However, life goes on, and maybe I needed a break from this sort of writing for a while. The last couple of days, however, I’ve been thinking about a lot of things and the accompanying idea to them all has been “hmmm, ya know, I oughta blog about that!”

So here I am.

I’m utterly astonished that anyone has actually continued to READ this thing while I’ve been M.I.A. — and thank you for that. I make no promises about trying harder or doing better… I’ll just do my best while I’m up to it, okay?

God bless you!