Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I've Always Liked The Woods

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It's another wet day here in the woods.
Yucky, would be the word.
Everything is slimy.
 
I liked my late Summer into Fall weather.
Sitting outside reading a book while watching
the girls play was heavenly.
 
And, just like that,
it went away and a mean Fall appeared.
 
Meredith Ann has given up on coming downstairs.
She knows she's not going outside.
So, she naps by her heater vent.
 
The rest of the Purr Gang naps on beds.
Ashton and Riley still sit in the windows
 as we will get a few birds for their entertainment.
The Fur Gang keeps me busy
 with their going in and out.
With the wetness, they don't stay out as long.
It stops raining and out they go again.
Nothing like almost two weeks of wet dogs.
 
Me, I've been busy keeping them happy.
They look at me to go outside with them.
Nope, not happening.
I have been known to leave the screen door open
and put the heat on high ..
just for a while ... so, that they will play.
I do spoil them so.
 
Been taking it easy this month.
I took October off of any appointments.
All those health issues of mine did a trip on me.
It all got to me.
 The not being able to control anything that happens.
The one thing I could do is take time off.
Which I have done.
 
Come November though,
 I start in with my new heart Doctor.
Maybe, just maybe,
 I'll only have to keep taking medication
 for my ever so fast beating heart.
I, always being that look at the good side,
 kind of gal,
think the best and hope for it all to go away.
It's how I've made it through
the years of pain I've been in.
 
This month of being home in the
 woods has had me looking back.
I've been thrown a lot of nasty
 stuff by this old body of mine.
I've gotten mad and kept on going.
Each time I have made it out
from the tunnel and walked, a bit slower, away.
This time, though,
the kidney and heart and back problems won't go away.
I've yelled at my woods.
I've lost it over little things.
I've cried til I can't anymore.
 
And, come November, I will be ready.
Cause if nothing else, I am a fighter.
God Dam old body of mine.
We are always at it.
 
And, so each day,
I tell myself that it will be a good one.
I write my list.
I say my little prayer,
 I'm not religious at all,
it's just something I say that calms
 and helps me start my day.
I am thankful to not be in a lot of pain.
I was for several months.
The fear of that coming back,
 knowing what it's like,
well, that alone would make
anyone go hide in the woods.
 
Thankfully, I have always liked the woods.
 
~ JC ~

8 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

I'd like to hide out in the woods and I haven't anything like your reasons. :-/

Here's hoping for the *very best* possible results in November.

Mr. Black said...

The Fall here is very nice. Sometimes it gets a little chilly at night, but the days are great. It's a nice break from the summer heat.

Brian said...

The woods are so peaceful...most of the time!

The Paw Relations said...

Fantastic poem! We love woodland too.

Rose H (UK) said...

Oh sweetie, you've certainly been through a great deal, but I sincerely hope your new Doctor will be kind to you and your health will continue on the 'up'.
It's good that the woods are there as a balm for you, so shout away if you need to!
{{Hugs}}
Rose H
x

Colehaus Cats said...

We believe in saying a little something every day too. Hope November is good to you! Purrs...

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

The woods are good--a place of solace. You are a wonderful writer.

Noir

Psalms 50:15 I know, you said you weren't religious--neither am I. It's all about the spirit.

Remington said...

You seem to handle things so well, my friend....take care....

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

Characters In My Garden

Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math



Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
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Jodie Isabella

Jodie Isabella

Al

Al
I adopted him from our local Humane Society

Ashton

Ashton
Adopted from my local horse supply store

Jasmine

Jasmine
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals

Riley

Riley
I adopted him from the local Humane Society

Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann
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