“The sun has come out… and the air is vivid with spring light. “

I read it in the paper so it must be true. Spring is finally on its way. Although today’s forecasted high will be 32˚, there will be more sun, a sure sign of the changing season says the Cape Times. Fern agrees. She has started lying on the floor in a crescent of sunlight shining through the front door. Her fur is warm to the touch, on one side anyway.

Some of my deck furniture is no longer hidden by snow, and my road is almost completely clear of ice. Three more shoots and a whole section of grass have appeared in my front yard. The sky is the deepest of blues. More and more birds sing every morning. I get seed and flower catalogues every day in the mail. My papers are easy to retrieve. They are no longer sliding out of reach on piles of snow. I get out of bed happy to greet the morning, to welcome one day closer to spring.

Yesterday I went out to lunch, to a new place down cape. You sort of have to know where this place is as it doesn’t have a sign. It was filled with people who knew where and why. The food is excellent, the restaurant has wi-fi and offers lots of coffee drinks. I went with a cappuccino and a porchetta sandwich with pickled onions on a toasted ciabatta. It was a good choice.

The older I get, the longer my list of doctors. I refer to them as my stable of doctors because there is no group name. You just add an s to the singular which pales in comparison to a murder of crows or an intrusion of cockroaches. I seemed to have scheduled most of my stable for days in March. Two come with blood tests, the same tests, but they don’t share. Monday is my sixth month dental check up. I still do PT twice a week for my back. I suppose I should be glad that all parts of me get checked and probed. I just hope they don’t find anything, not even a cavity.

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8 Comments on ““The sun has come out… and the air is vivid with spring light. “”

  1. Caryn Says:

    n Kat,
    An intrusion of cockroaches? I shall remember that one.

    I was supposed to make some appointments in February but I saw how the month was going to go after two snowstorms and declined to participate. There was one appointment already booked for the 27th which I left in place figuring it would be okay by then. I guess I should start dialing my stable. 🙂

    Driving home last night from a friend’s house I noticed one house that had put Christmas lights on its small picket fence. The fence and its lights had disappeared over the past couple of months. But the snow has receded to the point where all of the lights are now visible again and they were all lit up. Celebrate! The snow is leaving. 🙂

    Cold and overcast up here now though it was sunny this morning.
    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I know-that’s a great one!

      I’ve got one day and one on Monday and then another two toward the end of the month. That should do it except for the twice a week PT.

      I can see the cover of the table on the deck. It wasn’t too long ago that it was a snow pile. I have a decoration in the garden which is a metal stick with red ball on top and a metal bird on top of that. All of it disappeared then the bird appeared, and now I can see the red glass ball. Yup, the snow is disappearing.

      Still sunny and cold here.

      Have a wonderful day!

  2. olof1 Says:

    Strangely enough I only have two doctors at the moment, the one at the health center and my hip doctor. I had plenty there for a while but I must admit I don’t miss them at all 🙂

    Sunshine and very windy here today, it did get warm but that could only be felt when one came out of reach for the wind. I actually found the last snow/ ice from the last snow storm by a ditch today, I got rather surprised since it has been so warm for such a long time. It was only a few spots of it but still!

    That lunch did sound nice! I still haven’ eaten anything since am today so reading that made me hungry 🙂

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      I usually see them once a year except for my cardiologist whom I see every six months. Luckily nothing there ever changes,

      It is cold again. I had to shut the back door as cold air leaked through the dog door. Lots of snow still left. They are predicting sometime in early April it will finally be gone.

      I was reading earlier but now I have to leave for PT. I prefer to stay home and read!

      Enjoy the rest of your day!!

  3. minicapt Says:

    With that many doctors, it must be an ‘ostentation’; like peacocks.
    … 57F today …

    Cheers

    • katry Says:

      minicapt,
      I’ll can go with that though I have been calling them my stable for a while.

      34˚ here!

  4. Jay Bird Says:

    I think of doctors as a gaggle, like geese. They walk around the examination room… honk, honk. I now have several, given my age, ailments, and boffo health insurance coverage. I flipped the wall calendar to March, and astonishingly, no MD’s or dentists! A rare treat!! I somehow ended up with two cardiologists, God knows why. I only have one heart.

    The wall calendar for March does have a picture of a lovely place called “The Oliver St. John Gogerty Pub” in Dublin. Stopped by for a Guinness or two back in ’01, when my daughter lived there. Featured “trad” (traditional) Irish music, which was actually kind of unusual in Dublin at that time.

    • katry Says:

      Jay,
      This is my medical month. I already saw my cardiologist, had blood taken twice, see my dentist tomorrow, my internist next week, and I know I am forgetting one or two once a year doctors, but they have nothing scheduled yet. I also have PT twice a week for my back. My eyes too have their own doctor. Getting old does get crowded.

      I went into a pub in Dingle and they were also playing “trad” but I had to forego the Guinness, not a favorite of mine.

      I am doing the corned beef and cabbage this year. Here in New England we call it a boiled dinner except on St. Patrick’s Day.


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