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!