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"Excusing" My Absence

Saturday, February 05, 2011

I have been gone for better than a week now. Oh I have been checking in, but I haven’t even sparred with anyone. I might be in DT! So here is the READER’s DIGEST VERSION.

About Mona: She had a rough week last week. You know there is one lady at work who is certain that I am not taking good care of the butterfly. I use that to my benefit with two detailed “near-death” experiences for Mona.

1. I don’t use overhead lighting – lamps only. Thus, I often don’t notice cobwebs growing in the corners or near the ceiling. I happened to notice that Mona had been hanging out in one corner of the living room a long time. Oh my gosh! She was caught in a cobweb! When I turned on the lights, I noticed that there are cobwebs all over that house! It is almost a miracle that Mona wasn’t killed, right? You should have seen the looks of SHEER horror!

2. A couple of nights later I made a mixed drink with peach/mango V8 Fusion and rum. I went into a lot of detail about how the drink is made. Mona kept landing on my glass that night, and I would shoo her away. Long story short, I left some in the bottom of my glass when I went to bed. Mona was drunk when I got up. I was informed that butterflies LOVE peaches and mangos. I should have known that!


Last Saturday I celebrated the anniversary of my 29th birthday. That morning I got a beautiful card. It has flowers and a monarch butterfly on the front. The message inside is to Mama Rhonda, from Mona Monarch. It is a sweet message that pretty much said, I love you despite the fact that you are a lousy housekeeper who lets me get caught in cobwebs and get me drunk. Mona’s handwriting is amazingly like my best friend’s.

Spent Saturday at the Nature Center with my daughters and grandchildren. After the reptile program was over, we went on a hike and then out to eat.

Since I did not work Saturday, I had to double up on Sunday and Monday. Two of my classes are in exam as we speak, and that takes some time to get set up and then prep them. Worked on that until Thursday.

Thursday I went to the Blake Shelton concert with my son and daughter in law. That was a lot of fun. Blake Shelton has a good career in comedy if he ever gives up music. He is a hoot! About 10:30, though, I realized that I am much too old for concerts. I was having a good time, but I wanted it to be over and go home. I am still recovering.

We got more snow yesterday and last night. Most of it came during the night. It is beautiful this morning. Earlier it was covered with redbirds. Now the danged ole blackbirds are raining on my parade! We did not get much snow. I wish they would go away and quit soiling it.

And now . . . I must catch up the class that was neglected while I was prepping the other two and begin the grading. I will be around more until the next exam, though.

I have been missing my Sparks!

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  • 2BEHEALTHYAGAIN
    Glad to hear that Mona is doing fine. I love peaches and mango, too!! LOL Hope you get everything caught up and are back soon.
    3517 days ago
  • JLWOF1
    Been wondering about Mona. Thanks for the updates! Hope you have a wonderful week!
    3517 days ago
  • MNABOY
    Surprised meither the cob webs or alcohol didn't bring about a changeof color!
    3518 days ago
  • KLUVSTFORMERS
    lol glad mona is surviving your abuse
    perry ate at cracker barrel that morning, from what i was told the crew went nuts
    well dont stay up studying too late
    BTW i love concerts last one though i got to go to was 2009 pat benatar LUV"D IT!!!!
    3518 days ago
  • BARNABABY1
    I'm glad Mona is alive and well....lol! Still can't believe how long this story has carried on for!!!!! Thanks for the grins! emoticon emoticon
    3518 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    Oh good, and I thought you were upset with us! LOL
    Love to hear about Mona the butterfly and especially enjoyed the line about you celebrating the anniversary of your 29th birthday. Funny, my mom celebrates the anniversary of her 21st birthday so she must be younger than you!
    I know what you mean about concerts. Took my son to one last year and I just about died. It was too loud and lasted too late into the night! What can I say I love my rest (as little as I get of it!)
    Thank you for putting another smile on my face Rhonda!
    Now stay warm!

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    3518 days ago
  • TERRESTA
    Lol, I love hearing about Mona.
    3519 days ago
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    Rhonda,

    I have been missing you. I know how it is. None of us can do it all.

    I can't imagine what your co-workers or others think of you. You are a sweet kind of funny. A drunk butterfly? Really? emoticon

    How's your health? Fresh, whole foods are the best (dig, dig).

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    3519 days ago
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