This morning August woke up first. It was barely getting light outside and he came and crawled in the bed with us and I held him to me and said, "It's not time to get up yet, baby. Let's sleep a little more."
"No," he said. "It is time."
"But I have to finish the dream I was having," I said.
"Okay," he said and he was very quiet and very still and I went back to sleep and then when it was a little bit lighter, Levon popped up and crawled in bed and said, "I want to snuggle!" and August said, "No. Mer is going to tell us her dream," but then Boppie woke up and Vergil came and collected the children and we both slept a little longer.
Jessie had an appointment in Thomasville at ten and Vergil and Mr. Moon got started on some major, MAJOR garage clearing-out, which Levon insisted on participating in all day long. They worked from early to late, and have just left. August was my buddy for most of the day. We had such a good time. He was a good kid and even made Mr. Moon's and my bed for us. As you can see above.
When I saw what he'd done I started to say, "Let me show you how..." and then there was going to be a lesson on smoothing out sheets and re-tucking them but I thought better of it and instead said, "That's wonderful! Thank you so much! What a beautiful job," and he beamed.
His dad had made him a crown this morning out of a used-up Cheerios box and he wore it all day long. It had a rainbow on it.
And oh! A few of y'all asked me about the golden seal and where I get it. I'm afraid I'm not going to be real helpful there. I use the golden seal root powder and I've always bought mine from the local co-op. The same place Billy and May work. It's sold in bulk and when I buy it, I only get a very small amount. It costs a fortune but not when you buy a tiny bit. Here's the bag I have right now and that'll last me forever.
Last night with the kids sleeping in our room, Maurice would not set paw into the room, much less jump up on the bed, and Jack gladly took her place. It was so nice to feel his solid body against mine. As I was falling asleep, I was stroking his soft back and when I quit, he tapped me on the leg to tell me to continue.
He's a normal cat. If there is such a thing.
Love...Ms. (Not Really Normal) Moon