Monday, March 22, 2010


Spring started with an all-day snow. It was beautiful, but better enjoyed inside than out. The first daffodils sagged under the weight of the heavy, wet snow. Today it's all melted and the daffodils have perked up again.

RETIREMENT: Last day of full-time work was Friday. Sunday, Sabryin and I took a class with Jessie Lawson, one awesome artist who specializes in paintings and collages featuring kittehs. She's got a shop on Etsy and you will find it delightful! As usual, I neglected to take my camera but it was so much fun and so energizing and inspiring.

Today is my first day of not working full-time. I'm actually "on vacation," but I've already placed an order for office supplies, changed the supervisor for one of the students, and answered/forwarded a score of e-mails. That's my way. Don't criticize. Whatever makes the transition smoother, right?

What I can't get used to are the neighbors' dogs. Why don't people train their dogs to bark only when there is an intrusion? Oh, yes, I know: LAZINESS. Open the door in the morning, out they go and out they stay, barking barking all the way. The difference between a "pet" and a DOG: pets get walked, their humans play games with them, occasionally you will see a human in the pet's venue. DOGS JUST BARK. NOBODY CARES ABOUT THEM. THEY'RE JUST DOGS, not pets.

Have raspberry canes and asparagus to plant and I imagine it's going to be a battle between me and THE DOG for supremacy in the back yard. Sorry, but I'm going to win, even if I have to intervene with the lack of human attention he gets. Patty speaks.


The Creek Cats said...

Congratulations on your retirement!!!

Angel and Kirby said...

I remember that first day off! I would have been helping out, too, but they took away all access to the company I am sure you will find plenty to fill your days@ !

Sweet Praline said...

Enjoy your retirement. My mom said she noticed the barking dogs while she was recuperating from her shoulder surgery and totally understands what you are talking about.

Sabryin's Game Blog said...

Uh, me and the human dude won't criter-size, but he may say something stupid. I will just continue my Catercize classes in the living room. The dog doesn't know who he's messin' wit.


YEAH!!!! Congratulations on retirement! Hope Patty gets to do what Bhu does! Lays around and be happys!!! Then do what Pattys and Bhus wants to dos!

HR Human said...

Congratulations on your retirement. I stopped by your blog after visiting Cats With Blogs. I have 5 dogs on Dogs With Blogs.



Anonymous said...

I understand about barking dogs. My house is surrounded by barking dogs. We have a fountain which helps some but there are days when I could just scream because of the non-stop barking going on in our neighborhood !!