Monday, April 01, 2013

Spring Break Off the Rails...

My spring break has not begun well.

Saturday, March 30, I went to Toledo Bend to visit with my family.  They rent cabins there, and, until last year, I used to stay for the weekend.  Now that I have chickens, I can't do that, so I spend the day visiting and going to the junk shops.  It's a tradition!

Somewhere, somehow, something managed to bite me on the right index finger--probably a spider, but I can't say for sure.  My finger and part of my right hand are swollen and hurt just a bit, but I refuse to go to the emergency room (last trip there cost me $700) or to a doctor.  What did people in the 1800s do?  Probably died, if the spider was major poisonous, but I don't think this one was.  I'll watch it.  If I need to, I'll go to the doctor tomorrow, but I'm not one to run to the doctor for every little thing.

On top of that, a fever blister has popped out.  Stress much?

Then, of course, that storm hit on Easter Sunday.  My yard looks as though a bomb went off, and I haven't made a dent in the debris pick-up.  I did a bunch yesterday, but, with each new breeze, down comes more stuff.  And the forecast says two more days of rain (that I know of).

Along with the storm came a power outage that left me without electricity for six hours on Sunday.  That, in turn, slowed the water pressure (don't ask me why), so that the shower was a trickle.

Oy!  Such small disasters add up to major annoyance.

Maybe I can still salvage some relaxation from all of this.  I'm going to try.

Oh, and it's National Poetry Month, and I'm writing a poem a day for NaPoWriMo.  This is my fifth year--so far, so good.  Poem posted for the day!

I hope your spring break is enjoyable!