Saturday, December 20, 2008
m The Bluebirds found the holly stuck in a watering can and gave me such joy by indulging in this Holiday treat. I continue to be fascinated by the birds. As part of my Christmas gift to ME, I've ordered me several holly bushes. They won't be here until the first part of January, but I'm so excited about them! My days pass in a blur...and some of them seem to go in slow-motion, and yet I wonder at bedtime "where did this day go". Randy and I both have been sick for the last two weeks. We both seem to be feeling better today. The tree is up and alight. The Christmas tree is my one most favorite things at Christmas, and it always takes me a while to get over missing the lights after it comes down. This Christmas will be another one of those truly bittersweet Christmas'. I just came home from the vet a while ago. As I had suspected for some time, Badger is almost totally blind. His decline has been a seemingly long journey---and then again, it seems to have been thrust upon us all of a sudden. As I sit and type this, he's asleep on my lap. His need is so great that he has to be ON me now. The vet said we should be saying our goodbyes; that he would probably greet Santa one more time; but at best we probably only have about two more weeks with him. So I'll give myself these two weeks to sit and hold him close, soak up his smells and feel, try to absorb the essence of him, preparing for his next adventure----across the Rainbow Bridge.