Saturday, March 24, 2012

Wha' Happend?

Patty: Okay, so we have been without internet for some time. It started raining Tuesday and it didn't stop until this morning. Everything is totally SOGGY and very bright GREEN! Dandelions have sprung up in just a few hours. Red buds are bright fuscia and the crabapple is about to do its work and BLOOOOOM!
Bhu: Yes, and I can watch it all right here from my little perch in the window. BTW, birds need more seed, mom.
Patty: Well, everything is easy compared to figuring out why no DSL! I called the "hotline," (the word implies, you know, like you'll get some HELP) and they had me pulling plugs and cables and pushing on/off buttons and watching blinking lights and whatnot and then the phone disconnected and I just put everything back and went off to do a load of laundry (LOVE hanging sheets outside in the spring). When I came back, there it was: our wireless connection returned. What happened? Who the H*** knows!
Bhu: Hey mom, I need more foods.
Patty: Oh, really, Mr. FancyPants??!! How about your behavior yesterday at Josie's? I heard you screaming all the way in the front while I was waiting for you. She tells me you wouldn't let her finish and that she was only able to get your left side done. She EVEN said that we might have to get some "sedatives" for you. What is WRONG wichu?
Bhu: But, mom, she is trying to STEAL MAI FURZ!
Patty: Bhu, you have enough furz for five kittehs. Chill, dude!
Bhu: OK, effurybuddy -- March/April showers bring lotsa flowers.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Magnolia blossoms do not last long enough . . . which is why it is important to linger when they bloom. Stand close by and breath deeply . . . touch the petals and enjoy the smooth coolness . . . revel in the color! Before they bloom, the buds are big, furry things that remind me of this:

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sabbatical is Over!

We apologize for being "on sabbatical" for such a long time, but we have been visiting all of you as much as possible.
Bhu: "Whatchu talkin' about WE! YOU have been on sabbatical. My exkews is I got no thumbs!"
Patty: Yeah, yeah, Bhu, they all know this. As I was saying, ahem, thanks to Wanda of Afrayed of Fibers for the very artistic photographic interpretation of Bhu. If not for her, we would have no photos. All my photos are trapped on the camera disk and I haven't been able to get to the Photoshop computer to size them properly. A lot has been happening, some of which I have photographic evidence, some of which I simply refuse to admit (in denial) so no photos. But today my sewing machine got sick and I had to take it in for "urgent care." Turns out it wasn't threaded right. DUH. I admit, though, that I have been using it a lot and kind of abusing it, really . . . not changing the needle when I should, using embroidery thread instead of sewing thread, not taking the time to dust or cover it between uses.
Bhu: "Blah, blah, blah. Tell them about me."
Patty: Okay, you don't have to be so mean. So, Bhu is doing okay with his CRF food. He prefers Appetizer, but he will eat the Royal Canin if there is nothing else. He had to go to the vet yesterday for more blood work and this morning the doctor called me to say Bhu's lab results were a tiny bit better than the last time. Woo Hoo! Which means he doesn't need to be artificially hydrated!!! Thanks to effurryone who has contacted us with information and links and encouragement! We are very grateful! xxoo