Saturday, April 10, 2010

How things are

Dear Mom,
Spring break is winding down, and except for 2 cold rainy days, the weather could not have been nicer. In fact our spring has been beautiful, with everything in bloom all at once, it seems.

I can't remember ever having the serviceberries, pears, magnolias and redbud trees all in bloom together. Our back yard is so pretty right now.

It has been an eventful week. In addition to pet care and a written driver's exam (the actual driving portion of the test is scheduled for next week), the Young Man had his wisdom teeth extracted, the Young Lady's ipod died (replaced without hassle at the Apple Store) and Patsy was "fixed".

Bumper seemed to breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy his time being the only dog while Patsy was in hospital. He surprised all of us when he jumped off the couch and greeted Patsy at the door Friday when I brought her home. Bumper does NOT get off the couch for anybody. He does not greet me at the the door. Ever. And I know he loves me best. At least I thought he did. Maybe he loves Patsy more than he lets on. Anyway, it was a sweet little moment and they stuck close to each other for the rest of the afternoon.

Patsy is supposed to take it easy. She has not learned 'take it easy'. This morning I went to the vet to get knock out drops. Otherwise I was afraid we would be looking at more surgery. The emergency kind. Unfortunately, Dr. Vet did not give me enough medication to knock out the husband and kids, but suggested that if I take them, then none of the rest would matter. Tempting, but I have a LOT of knitting to do.

Actually at this moment, I am the only human at home. I should seize this moment, plug a book into my ears and start knitting.