Monday, February 10, 2020

Jane: Going, Going….

“I don’t know how to get to the Co-op.”

Sky was home after about ten minutes instead of the usual 45 minutes that it takes to walk to the Co-op, grocery shop, and walk home. He was headed out to buy supplies for our recently inaugurated “Burger Night” when we have dinner with Sayer and Emma and other friends who come by. We buy the food, and Sayer does the cooking. It’s always yummy, and something to look forward to. But, no more shopping for Sky.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Jane: Nighttime Shenanigans

Last night, in the middle of the night, Sky reached over and patted me, then abruptly drew his hand away.

“Oh, I’m sorry,” he said. “I thought you were Jane.”

“I am Jane.” 

“Oh, good.” And he went back to sleep.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Jane: Life Today

“What is this place?”

“How did I get here?” 

“Where is everyone?” 

You may think this is the beginning of a Talking Heads song, but, no, it’s just Sky trying to orient himself when he wakes up in the morning. I make coffee, and bring it to him, setting it on the bedside table, helping him into his bathrobe, and adjusting the covers as he sits up and wonders. 

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Sky: AC Fall

Here in northern Vermont you ignore the changing of the seasons at your own peril.

Nature always wins. She’s the correct team to be on.

Some things you just have to do on time or you may end up miserable, like sliding across November ice on the highway.

Other things you just do, well, because they wrestle themselves to a top spot in our neuro-systems at just the right time.

Lately, I haven’t been doing so hot with either. It seems I’ve opened a stress account and a clever system to keep it topped up with automatic payments, only some of which I’m aware of at the time.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Jane: Moving Forward by Going Backward

Sky said this to me the other day, “I’m moving forward by going backward. When will it be time for diapers?”

I took a breath and said, “We don’t need to think about that yet.”