I'm considering the future a bit more than usual at the moment. There's been some news in Pokeberry. Its ultimately good news, but like most ultimately good things it does come with quite a bit of difficulty. It seems we're to have another grand-baby. Always a welcome wonderful thing--a new life. This one will not be so far away as little Ruby, in fact it will be quite near and I imagine I will be doing a great deal of babysitting, maybe almost daily.
Among the changes on my horizon, those things I'm looking toward, there is the near change of moving up a certain wedding date, Daughter and 'not so plump Ernie' will be tying the knot in the next month or two and welcoming their babe most likely sometime the end of summer. I recall that when I first found out about Miss Ruby she was a 'blueberry' they have a sort of scale for visualizing the size of little ones that haven't made their appearance yet. This one is officially a 'sesame seed'.
Funny how a sesame seed sized person can change so much in the lives of so many.
I suppose I could beat myself up and say things like, "What on earth! How can you be a good mother if not just one but two of your children have done this?"
Hmm.. well, OK. Actually, I know the characters in question were more than aware of the facts of life and well this is the fact of their lives now. To be honest I think--well they aren't doing anything that a great deal of young people aren't also doing these days. No point dwelling on it. The family is growing and we make room for that and do so happily no matter what. That's pretty much the way I look at it.
Well this morning the view in Pokeberry, looking out the window is not what we thought it would be last night. The trucks were all out salting the roads in anticipation of snow or ice but it appears not to have happened. The garden is chilly at 32' and there are birds everywhere. The sun is warming the side of my face from a window, but only intermittently, there are clouds that seem like quilty cotton, almost as if they have been patched together and there are gaps where the sun or a blue spot gets through, but the gaps may be closing up.
The feeders have been very active as have the tree tops. On the ground I've watched a 'herd' of doves walking about. I always think the doves remind me of cattle when the walk about the garden in a group. They seem to be grazing. A Carolina wren has visited the pink feeder, I suppose they will take seeds sometimes but I know they prefer suet and insects. The woodpecker has also been around looking to see if any suet may have been missed. I still haven't replaced the suet, its been out for days.
My little Jazz Bear has got some more details, cool shades, and a cap. He is standing on my desk here with his saxaphone. I finally heard from Etsy's customer service this morning so I will probably get my new store site up this weekend. This week was full of unexpected things due to our 'sesame seed' so I haven't done as much on the Etsy project as I had thought. I have however kept up my seed starting. I've got quite a lot of baby plants growing under lights and am continuing to start new ones and thinking about what comes next in the garden.
I'm considering what life will look like after the Sesame Seed has grown and finally arrived. What pattern will the days have then? Daughter has been offered a management position at her work, she is also pondering the future, as she ought to be. Not so plump Ernie has more on his plate than I think he was imagining he would right now, but with the support of both their families and hard work and time we hope he'll buck up to the challenge. He will need to work and go to school while also caring for a young wife and a sesame seed. Since Hubby and I did that-- I know quite well how difficult it is going to be. I also remember the good parts and I know how important it is that there are good parts.
Well perhaps my new calling is just Gramma? We shall see...