Ideas, though vivid and real,
are often definite,
and are shy of the close furniture of words.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
Lazybones, sleepin' in the sun. How do you 'spec' to get your days’ work done? The song runs over and over in my mind, a childhood song that sticks. I can almost hear my Mom’s voice singing it.
Lying here in bed at 7am on a weekday is unheard of in my world. The chores have yet to be done. Oh no, I’m late, is what I am thinking. Hopping out of bed running to the kitchen and looking out the window I can see the orange starting to peek over the horizon. There sits My Hero watching the sun climb, sitting with coffee in hand, smiling. Oh yes now I remember, I can be a lazybones. He is on vacation, meaning I am on vacation. The cows have my replacement for a couple of weeks. He may not have those girls wearing funky hats but he does visit with them every morning without fail. I am sure they love the change of face early in the mornings.
The sun, which I have to point out has been shining for a couple of days here, a couple of days in one month I guess it is better than nothing. Oh yes, yesterday found me cowering behind oversized emergency sunglasses that I found in the bottom of the console in my Jeep. My eyes did not appreciate this sun thing, something it had forgotten. Stinging eyes but a smiling face, this is a compromise that I can get used to.
Along with the no sun thing was, and is, the no snow thing, also contributing to that song running through my head. Lazybones, sleepin' in the sun. How do you 'spec' to get your days’ work done? No snow, meaning no reason for this farm girl to rush off early in the mornings to capture the incredible sights hidden in the bush covered with snowy whiteness. My snowshoes are still sitting on a shelf in the basement no doubt whimpering trying to figure out why I am ignoring them. The drab browns, grays, faded greens of those early mornings actually bore me. I dream of snow and the tracks left in the snow by the creatures of the forest. My tracking them and being physically exhausted while struggling through the drifts, with a huge smile on my face.
I am now sitting with a coffee watching the tractor drive down the lane, My Hero heading to do those chores. I am left to watch the sun shine on the drab no snow, no photo opportunities world,smiling. Smiling, knowing I can be that Lazybones sleepin' in the sun. How do you 'spec' to get your days’ work done?
Knowing, there is nothing to do if I do not want to. A little snow would be nice and I appreciate the sun but I will take whatever it brings. Seems this rambling post shows my brain may be on vacation too.
Happy New Year. I appreciate every one of you who have hung out here in Blog land, listening to this rambling farm girl. Every valley and mountain needing to be climbed this year have been easier, knowing you have been there with me every step of the way. Thank you.
Enjoy your New Year’s Eve everyone. It looks like 2015 is going to be a year of opportunities around here. I will share more in the New Year. In the meantime, I am going to take a few days off because my daughter is coming home for a visit. Oh yes, the year is starting out perfectly. Maybe it will snow.
Lazy bones sleepin' in the sun.