The rules are to write something about an image of our own.
While the world turns in a unique way,
2 daffodils grow at the base of my tree.
The give me hope, that we will be ok,
as after 7 years underground they have returned,
bright and yellow and full of life.
Just like how we can emerge from our own isolation.
The first fall we lived in our house, back when I thought I might like gardening (I do not), I planted some bulbs. I don't think they have ever come up. However, this year, 2 daffodils showed up at the base of a tree. It feels like a sign from the universe that things will be ok!
Speaking of nature, it seems Mother Nature really wants us to stay inside. The black flies are the worst they have been. In 2 minutes of not moving, there can be 50 swarming around one person. Nothing, I repeat nothing seems to keep them away. If anyone has ideas, please let us know because our outside time is limited due to their biting! (They hurt for such little things).
We have been getting an unusual amount of shipments to our house since the Man and Lady are trying to avoid going out around plague carrying people (as Lady affectionately calls them) and because until recently most stores were closed.
Not that long ago, we were outside when one of these deliveries came.
I was with the Lady and she brought me in.
Phod was with the Man and he got to stay out and social distance from the delivery person.
I don't think that was fair. Because the parcel was left at the side of the house, I didn't even get to see the delivery person.
This is my 80lbs, 9 or so year old German Shepherd Mix freaking out.
He is trying to crawl onto my lap while I was creating my nieces's birthday story.
He was so stressed he drooled all over me.
He never use to be fearful, but thanks to Hailey he has become almost as fearful as she has. He just is less destructive about it.
What caused all this fear?
On Saturday we left the house in a car for about 30 minutes. Literally as we were pulling in (we were able to open the garage door, but not close it), the power went out. It was out for about 10 minutes. Later in the day, the power flickered and was out for maybe one minute. This picture was taken during that time.
The power going out is the scariest thing ever for Phod.
Earlier in the week, when the Man and I were both on calls, our carbon monoxide detector decided to tell the whole world it was at the end of its life. The beeping caused Phod to be scared in his passive way and Lee to start digging things off the shelf, digging me. I excused myself from my meeting and put the device outside so they couldn't hear it until we had time to deal with it. Once they couldn't hear it, they settled.
I am wondering if they will both need anti-anxiety meds when we re-enter the real world!