On the list


The fall season is drawing to a close here, tonight will bring heavy rain and winds that will shake loose the last of the leaves. It is darker earlier now, and in the morning there often is little sunrise light until well after the alarm clock goes off. I am puttering around doing a chore here and there without any real vigor. I set a few tasks to do each day between work or trips into Boston, and so far am able to cross them off. More some days than others, and some tasks have sat for a while now I must admit. With no one home but me there doesn’t seem to be much urgency to get after the list. But I need to get on it as some are outdoor tasks that can’t wait much longer. The indoor stuff I can peck away at while dinner heats up, or before I head out. I guess as with most things it just falls in to the “all in good time” category.




I have been trying to get back into the flow of things, catching up is not an option as I can’t regain the time that has passed and can only start from here. I use Wednesdays as my studio/blog/hiking day before I head to work in the afternoon. Tuesday and Thursdays are full 9-5, or maybe later, days, and the last 4 weekdays I spend in Cambridge at Spaulding. So Wednesdays are the “me” day where I can accomplish stuff even if it is household chores. Today in spite of the lackluster weather I did get out on a hike, and got some fresh air to clear the cobwebs. It is difficult to keep up with what everyone else is doing, I rarely get on facebook or goodreads, and get to read the blogs I follow. But I just have to take this as it comes in the hopes that things will smooth out and regain some semblance of normality. Fall is passing so quickly this year it seems, though I know it is just my topsy-turvy schedule that makes it seem that way. There is an autumn sunshower at the moment so there must be a rainbow adding to the fall colors. No doubt as beautiful as the leaves.

Taking to the woods


Recently all my walks have been to and from bus, train or subway stations, so today I deemed it time to get out into nature to refresh myself. It has been a harrowing 2 months here as my husband had a massive heart attack back in August after a run while we were driving home. In spite of us staring CPR within 2 minutes he has suffered the effects of lack of oxygen and is having to relearn so many things that we don’t think twice about. He will also need full bypass surgery when he is strong enough. All without the obvious warning signs we expect for this sort of health issue. It has been long days in Boston where we had him transferred for better treatment, but he has made great progress in the rehab facility he is at now. He is walking, talking with new words and phrases each visit, relearning how to swallow, etc. It is difficult, and he has said how frustrating it is to work so hard on simple things. We are looking at a long road of recovery as brain injuries are unpredictable. We can only go one day at a time though.