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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lazy


It was a lazy day here.  Drizzly showers pitter pattered with intermittent sun rays breaking through as
I sat at my desk most of the day and cleaned out drawers.  I have hundreds of files, mostly about autism,
that have accumulated over the last 14 years.  And by the looks of some things I found at the bottom of my 'To Do' basket, I hadn't reached the bottom of it since 2009. ha.

My spring cleaning seems to me less of the scrubbing kind and more of the organizing and throwing out kind.  I need to get to some half finished projects and they are under all the unorganized stuff! 

When I needed to stretch and refill my coffee cup, I'd peak outside and see scenes like this.  Tiger and lil sis Grey snuggled up together.  :)  I have finally succeeded in petting Grey this week and actually got a purr out of her!  She's an especially tiny, quiet kitty...so sweet.

We had a pipe under the kitchen sink go soft.  I didn't know steel could do that! But after 25 years, the plumber said it's very common.  He was here today to replace the pipe.  Before I sat at my desk, I mopped the kitchen, emptied the trash and scrubbed the sinks.  Can't have the plumber thinking we're slobs! ha. You know, with things breaking in threes,  two more things will be breaking soon!  Pat, don't say a thing! lol!  (Pat predicted a laptop would break and Spencer's did!)  I hear he can't interpret his own dreams, but he can predict the future here at my zoo! lol.


The last few things are blooming here and then things will all be turning to lush green.
The rains this week and the 80 degree temps really made the green more vibrant.
This lazy day has made me yawn!  I can't stop!  Sitting all day can make me very sleepy! ha.
See what happens when I don't have to do an A to Z Challenge?  I ramble. :)

What did you do today?

75 comments:

  1. this cat pictures is absolutely nice Betsy!
    Here was a working day, you know I dont like the weekends;)
    I made my quince jam, and I have to wait to tomorrow when I finish was dark I cannot take pics, hope tomorrow!

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    1. I like the week days better than the weekends, too! ha. The zoo is just too crazy on the weekends! lol.

      Wish I could taste that jam...I bet it's wonderful!

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    2. well you have reason the weekends the zoo is so crazy here, Rex enter and walk out all day you can find him in the more amazing sites, and only want be here me or us.
      and Mouska yesterday was in the Esperanza bed and we cannoy ove her. lol
      I hope the wuince will be good

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    3. oh, that is funny. Beds are the best...even dogs know that! ha.

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  2. I spent my day with 24 2nd graders! Always interesting!

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    1. Oh my...your day was not lazy! ha.

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  3. That cat picture is adorable! I never knew pipes could go soft like that. I would be cleaning under my sink too. :)

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    1. I know... and I threw out a few things from under the sink that I never use...it's nice and clean and roomy under there now! ha.

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    1. hey, otin! how are you? Great to see you!

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  5. Those kitties are absolutely beautiful. Would make great calendar pictures. And to think they came from a stray mother cat. Awesome.

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    1. they are so healthy...so unlike some strays I've seen! ha Just shows you what some shelter and regular nutritous diet will do. Never saw the new litter...she must have opted for another place. Wonder how they are. I'm sure if they didn't have food she would be bringing them here!

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  6. we had an early morning thunderstorm. Spent the day in the kitchen cookin up my husbands birthday supper. Went for an afternoon stroll through my yard and garden to check on all the growing things, heard an Oriole and got my first whiff of honeysuckle. Lovely! Bummer about the pipes, never heard of them going soft! I would have done the same thing you did before he got there. ha

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    1. more rain is coming...just sayin!

      It's kind of like having company...you clean up the spots you normally let go. haha.

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  7. haha, yep. Spring cleaning this year holds zero appeal to me, I'd much rather go outside or concoct something new in the kitchen. sigh... I need a maid.

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    1. honey suckle sounds wonderful...I'd be outside smelling it, too!

      just open your windows and air out the house and forget the rest...that's the best way to spring clean. haha.

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    2. Thank you thank you! I believe I will! haha

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    3. haha...fresh air is the best anyway, isn't it? The other stuff can wait for a rainy day. (not tomorrow, though. ha.)

      I'm looking for pussy willow when I'm out Thursday. :)

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    4. oh I hope you find some!

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  8. Enjoyed your ramblings! I've been washing walls--they get really dusty in my house. I need to go through some files too!

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    1. Dusty...or dirty with little handprints? :) Let me guess...dirtier the lower you look? hahaha.

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  9. What a lovely day...well, sans the plumber. And who knows, I'm sure he was a nice man. I miss days like those where there's intermittent rain...actually around here, any rain would be nice. :)

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    1. yes, he's a very nice man and I know him personally, which makes it even nicer! :) Wish I could send you rain!

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  10. Ramble on, Betsy... I feel like we're sitting chatting together. Love those kittens...just wish I could have one.

    Sometimes when I see your picture, I want to invest in a "real camera" except I wouldn't be able to unstand it...I guess I'll just stick with my Point and Shoot! But your pictures are exquisite.

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  11. Sorry for all the typo's....needed spell check ~ HaHa

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    1. well, thanks so much. But you know, my camera has an auto focus...so I just point and shoot, too! It's just a little bigger with a wider lens. I still need to read the book after having it a year! Silly, I know...I just need to take the time to do it. I really think good photos have more to do with lighting, too and I seem to be able to take better photos in outdoor, natural light.

      the only inconvenient thing about a bigger camera is that it doesn't fit in your purse very well! haha.

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  12. Your great photos have me longing for a kitty...can you put an alert on your cat picture posts...I might just have to stay away on those days. This is just a beautiful photo.

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    1. wish you lived closer...I'd give you one..or five. lol...

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    2. You'd need a black and white one to match your sweet dog, right? I have five of those! hahaha.

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    3. Sooooo tempted. Too many friends with allergies make me have to say no. Bugsy said he is NOT allergic to cats. Yes, he would like a friend. (o;

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    4. One of my best friends is allergic...we just go out to eat. lol.

      You know, I bet Bugsy has been a little lonely these days. Poor sweet thing!

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  13. Well, now...let me think...
    went to fitness... 9am class :o(
    grocery shopping...
    to the greenhouse...
    made scotch broth...
    cut out a pattern to sew...SHHHH that's a secret!
    put away all of Sunday's dishes in the dining room...
    went and made dinner for my youngest daughter...poached eggs...her fav...
    and now I am working on tomorrow's blog!!

    Your photos are great...cute kitties...

    enjoy your week
    Cheers!
    Linda :o) good luck with the pussy willows...saw some today at the greenhouse...

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    1. what a very productive day! I love everything about it...a nice balance of work and fun!

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  14. I went to Ladies' Prayer this morning and picked up one small child on the way. I snuggled a baby this afternoon, washed a couple loads of laundry (which still need to be folded...), played marble chute and giant Legos, read part of my book (The Eldercare Handbook), and made sure Mom did her wrist exercises. (I'll run the vacuum cleaner tomorrow.)

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    1. ooh...you were very productive today, too! What interesting reading you're doing these days! ha. :)

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  15. Well I sat and waited most of the day....first to have the oil changed in my car. Then I needed new tires so I waited again. (but at least I'm ready to head north at a moments notice/ha)
    Love you pictures, so pretty!

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    1. yes, I'd say you are ready! Now the waiting will be the hardest part!

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  16. uh oh, hope its nothing too bad on the next breaking you know....so did you actually get to the bottom of the to do list? we need to do some purging here as well...cute pic of the cats...ours will never snuggle...they have a love hate relationship...they will be in the same room...but when one isnt looking the other will sneak attack the other...

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    1. No, not the end of the To Do list...just my "IN" box of paperwork on my desk. I don't think the To Do list will ever end. lol.

      Funny thing about these cats...they are snuggly with each other...even with two litters...one big heap of cats out there. ha. They keep warm that way. But they do plenty sneak attacks, too!

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  17. LOL ahhh now who is the forgetful one
    It wasn't the laptop I said would break with my rhyming run
    It was your coffee pot
    As the laptop broke first at your spot
    And I never knew the three thing would come due
    Until the first blew
    But I will be quiet as I know what will be next too
    It might disrupt your zoo..LOL
    Cute kitty pic as well
    Cassie and Orlin only do such acts when going to that other city place in their caged cell.

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    1. haha..oh, you are right!
      How could I forget
      that you broke my coffee pot!
      Wow..now we're both forgetful
      but at least the other is helpful
      in the reminders
      when we wear blinders.
      lol.
      Poor kitties are trying to comfort each other
      as they go off to nanny's for a weekend of terror.
      hahaha.

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    2. Yeah at least the others is on the ball
      When our brain takes a fall
      Maybe it's just a subliminal test
      To see if the other is at their best
      And they will sure need comfort soon
      When off they go without the Pat loon..haha

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  18. It's always refreshing to clean out clutter... things appear naturally cleaner as a result. I did something similar not too long ago.

    And oh my word... your cats... absolutely heart melting. It's so adorable when they get along like that, especially when they're sleepy.

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    1. they are so sweet...I was planning on finding homes for them...but how could I give them up? ha.

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    1. yes...until they hear me making dinner..then they are all at my feet! ha.

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  20. Gorgeous cat !
    Best regards from France,

    Pierre

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  21. I like how you say it was a "lazy day" over at yours when you had pipes bursting, floors to mop, kitchen to clean...! LOL!!! Awwww but the kitties and garden blooms are gorgeous! Yay! take care
    x

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    1. hahaha...yes, you and jax made me see that point. lol....

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  22. All that organizing and cleaning doesn't seem too much like a lazy day to me ;)

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    1. haha...well, it seemed lazy in that I was sitting at my desk most of the day...yawning. ha. but I did get things done!

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  23. oh my gosh sorry but my mind drifted after you said 80 degree temps, sighhhhhh,

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    1. Oh I know...it's supposed to be hotter today...too hot for me!

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  24. I love that cuddly kitten pic SOOOOOOOO much Betsy!!!

    What am I doing? Gettin' ready to come sit by you! See you in a bit!

    :)

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    1. And that was such a nice surprise to see you! We got done early, too!

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  25. Lovely pictures, I particularly love your little cats. They look ever so sweet!

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    1. thank you Alida...I have 9 of them adopt me as tiny kittens. Never a dull moment on my back porch! :)

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  26. Worked with young people all day and now I am tired. I need a cat nap to survive all that energy that they drain from me.

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    1. yes, that will certainly make you tired! Cat truly do know how to nap, don't they? We should take a lesson!

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  27. Beautiful theme and photographs. Did I mention how much I love the theme? Just checking. lol

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    1. lol...lazy..it IS a wonderful word, isn't it? hahaha.

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  28. Good Morning, sometimes we just have so go through everything and toss away some of the accumulation. It is so easy to pile up on articles that inform and inspire. Your photos are amazing. Have a great day, Connie :)

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    1. Oh, I know, Connie! And my whole house needs this treatment, not just my desk drawers! But it was a good start and I shall move on to other dressers and closets now. ha.

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  29. Sweet kitties.
    I was caught up in your flow of thoughts..."When I needed to stretch and refill my coffee cup,..."
    I adore tiny buds. The perfect print for china or bed sheets. I want to buy everything I see adorned with them.

    It's drizzling and cloudy here but I did manage to catch a glimpse (and a couple of photos) of a Red Breasted Grosbeak. I've never seen one before other than in my bird books.

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    1. I love china and linens like that, too! :)

      I've never seen a grosbeak either...only in books, so I do know exactly what bird you are talking about! How very fun to see one for the first time!

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  30. Aww, cute cats~

    I didn't do anything in particular today, really. A friend came over and we watched some movies. Nothing special, but fun nonetheless!

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    1. well now, that sounds absolutely perfect!

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  31. Ran around all day and did errands--which is tiring for me. Much prefer being at home puttering, writing,and working with my animals and garden.

    Glad you had a relaxing day. Sounds like you were long over due.

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

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    1. Your ideal day is SO like mine!

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  32. Yeah they can go bad, we had to replace some pipes a few years back, wasn't fun finding out and wasn't very cheap getting fixed. And glad it's not just me finding todo lists from awhile back that still need doing lol Super cute cats.

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    1. We haven't seen the bill yet! yikes! ha.

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  33. Oh that's utterly adorable. so sweet. Sweetness abounds there, it seems.

    Well, for Wednesday, i had a fireside chat at my fallats' clubhouse firepit with other neighbours. I had them all hooting and laughing out loud at my bathroom stories. teh one of the guy dropping his gun that fell into my stall then his hand trying to retrieve it was the most popular. lol. Geesh, me and bathrooms!

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  34. i think things break in 3's more at your house than others! sorry you had that and the two more upcoming expenses now to consider.

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