Sunday, January 31, 2010

Got My MOJO Back!

Finally forced myself to do something with the 30's repro bowtie blocks. I was stalled for a year on this one because I couldn't decide how to set the blocks . . . I think I must have googled it ten times during 2009. Finally found one I liked a couple of weeks ago, Sabryin gave it his dominus vobiscum, and I started sewing them together. I'd like to spend more time on it today, but I have 25 shirts and 12 pairs of pants to iron, plus laundry and cooking. Watchu doin', bhu?

"Y U bothurr me? Me iz hasin' a mindfullness moment." Oh, sorry, Bhu! What do you think of the new quilt? "Iz makin' me DIZZY!" Hmmmmm.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Crappy January

Never been my favorite month. Granted, it is possible that it would be better in a different hemisphere, but there is no opportunity for me to test that theory. Highlights of my dissatisfaction this month include (a) general fatness; (b) a temp that is out of the office more than she's in; (c) a work-load that waxes rather than wanes, due largely to the temp's rare appearances; (d) gloomy, grey days. There are a few bright spots, though. Interviews for my replacement are going well, but that leads to (e) fear of losing my job -- which, of course, is the PLAN but I've never really ever been unemployed.

"Iz there any fluffy onez to inturvue?"

Well, there was one I thought would be fluffy, but it turned out she fictionalized the fluff and was really just plain, old slick. But there's a couple more we will talk with next week, so there's still hope. Maybe in a few months I'll be able to spend more time with you, Bhu!

"Good. U can givez me Appetizers any time me wantz then!"

Right, Bhu. xxoo Patty

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Bad Bhu, Bad Bhu, Whatcha Gonna Do . . .

when they come for you! I've always wanted to catch the little booger in the act and here he is on the counter licking a plastic bag. He'd climbed all the way over the counter, across the stovetop, past steaming pots and other dangers too horrible to tell JUST TO LICK THIS BAG!! Oh, and I have video of him actually knawing on the bag, too, officer. Yes, he is guilty! Take him away!
"Nooooo! Leavez me alone! Me just has a little problemz with plastic."
"Maybe you need rehab, Bhu."

Friday, January 8, 2010

brrrrr brrrrrr brrrrrrr

Forty-eight hours ago, Bhu was perched in the window fascinated by the snow falling. He is no longer amused. "Too cold. Me snooze. zzzzzzz." I have never seen a photo that captures the feeling of cold as well as this one my friend Ricky took. Wherever you are, stay warm and feed the birds. xxooo Patty

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year Fluff

Happy New Year, Bhu! Got any resolutions?
"Yes. Sleep in sun as much as possible. Eat lotsa Fancy Feest Appetizers."
That's it? How about Be a good boy for your mommy?
"Me close mai eyes now and go back to sleep. zzzzzzzzzz"

The first day of 2010 is frigid, as usual, but sunny after a week of very deep cloudiness. Bhu is very relaxed in his patch of sunshine, his white fur glowing and his little sleepy eyes opening a little bit, then closing. He is a joy.

Normally, I don't do the resolutions thing, but this year I am going to try to be more organized in my attempt to live a healthy, fun life. I might even go as far as to create a "goal" or two: diet, exercise and self-awareness. Couldn't be bad, right?

Sabryin, Bhu and I hope your new year and new decade will be rewarding! xxoo Patty