Many times this summer we have seen newly born fawn following their mother from one side of the road to the other. At different times we've had a pair of twins frolicking in our back yard, tagging along behind their mother from our yard to the neighbor's as they graze on clover and wild oregano and everything else growing. What else says natural wonderland than frolicking Bambi munching on clover?
Sunsets along the Hudson, sunsets on the mountain, sunsets driving down Route 23. Pinks, oranges, and purples flood the sky and drape themselves over the mountain ridge. The sights here are limitless and I love being surrounded by them all.
However, I can not say that I am quite as fond of the tiny, pesty critters we are infested with. When I work in my yard, I come in and check for ticks. When we go for a hike in the woods, we come in and check for ticks. If we go camping on the mountain, we check for ticks. If we walk down to the creek, we check for ticks. We have two dogs, we check for ticks. Though we check they still slip by. Sure its nice and easy to find an adult on you, but the larva and nymphs can be tiny and hard to detect.
So..... Lyme. Not much fun, for sure. Nausea, fatique, aching joints. I am thankful that we caught it early. Hard to miss the huge bullseye on my back. Thankful there is an antibiotic for the infection. Not so thankful that it makes me feel sick.
Lessons being learned now:
I have to slow down for a few more weeks,
I have to pace myself,
and I have to remember that the world is not going to crumble
if I am not doing everything I am "supposed" to be doing.
But I AM going stir crazy and I'm ready to get moving again.
Oh boy, these are hard lessons to learn!
Maybe the best thing for me to do is set up my hammock,
grab that iced tea, read a good book,
and enjoy that wonderland I love so much.