A week on the ranch (February 09 - February 15)
by, 02-16-2009 at 12:12 AM (1142 Views)
Another week of sickness. At least I found out what is wrong with me: mycoplasma pneumonia (walking pneumonia) and a virus that is causing an inner ear imbalance. I am on a bunch of meds and just waiting it out.
SNOW!!! We had snow this week!! It is not common where I live, as I'm at about 1500 elevation, which is below the snowline. So it was fun to wake up to a white landscape, and a gentle snow still falling most of the morning. By afternoon, the sun was out, and the snow quickly melted, as if it never existed. I know there is an allegory in there somewhere, but I'm too weak to look for it.
The most significant thing this week was the addition of Colton, a male English Angora bunny, to my family. He was from a woman in Auburn, and he looks pretty ratty right now, but she showed me a bag of his wool (which she sheared off prior to me getting him), and he is quite the little producer! She didn't have time for him, and he was being neglected and was full of mats and sitting in his own urine, so it was a win-win-win situation for all involved (me, her, and him).
Colton is a sweet bun, very nice and gentle, and is allowing me to pick him up and carry him around. Once his wool starts to come back in, I'll have to start grooming him. Polly gets twice-daily grooming sessions, just a few minutes each session, and that seems to work for her. I'll have to start doing the same with Colton, just to get him used to it. It is funny to compare them. She is downright glamourous, compared to his chop-job of a shearing. I'll have to get a pic of him tomorrow, for my ranch album. I hope he will be as pretty as her, when his wool grows back in.
Overall, I felt very disconnected with reality this week. Being home and just sleeping most of the day, waking up to the sound of the storm that has been howling around the house for the past couple of days (or to snow a few days ago), then slipping back off into sleep again. The days just sort of melted into each other, and when I wake up in the morning, I am confused as to what day it is and even what time it is!
I feel like I need to re-evaluate and get the direction back in my life. With this stupid pneumonia, I am just kind of drifting through my days, and I feel like they are just slipping by without me appreciating them. I want to do something constructive and to mark each day's passage, but I find myself just sitting on the couch, watching television, or sleeping, or reading, and none of it feels valuable or memorable.
So tomorrow is a new day and a new chance to make it count. I am determined to do something noteworthy tomorrow, even if it is just noteworthy to me, and not to anyone else.