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Old 04-17-2009, 08:51 PM   #3271
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"Porch settin' season" is open!

What a delight! Today was a blissful day, weatherwise. It was dry, sunny and the temp was about 76F.

By the time 5 p.m. rolled around I was moved to make my appearance on our big front porch, drink in hand, to open the 2009 season of porch settin'.

I was quickly, and happily, joined by Thelma, Violet and Tumble. "Mommy, you're here. Where's Daddy? We've missed you."

I had a couple of hours of beautiful weather and kitty company. They seemed to understand that I was going to be their only company during our nightly porch routine.

The sunset was awesome...aqua, fuschia, pale blue...colors I can't even begin to describe because they don't have names.

Oh, I've missed porch settin'. I'll be speaking to y'all from the porch, now, most nights.
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:02 PM   #3272
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Katie, that's great that you are getting back out there! You've been through one heck of a winter and you deserve to have your pretty painted skies again!! {{{{{HUGS}}}}}
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:17 AM   #3273
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Katie, I am so glad that you are able to get back to the porch. I can't wait for stories of the kitties, fireflies and sunsets!
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:25 AM   #3274
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Thanks, y'all. I'd forgotten how invigorating porch settin' was. Somehow I felt connected to Buck as I sat there tonight for the first time this season. I told my kitty children that Mommy and Daddy loved them and they seemed to understand. It was a lovely evening.
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What a delight it was to get an email from a old high school friend , we grew up together , lived on the same street. We lost touch somehow over the past 21 yrs, when my mom died in '88 . She is a good friend tho she lives too far, at least we have each other's email address to keep in touch now.
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What a delight it was to get an email from a old high school friend , we grew up together , lived on the same street. We lost touch somehow over the past 21 yrs, when my mom died in '88 . She is a good friend tho she lives too far, at least we have each other's email address to keep in touch now.
LC, I am so happy for you. This made me smile too. I hope you are feeling somewhat better.
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LC, I am so happy for you. This made me smile too. I hope you are feeling somewhat better.
Thank you , LP for asking, taking one day at a time.
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:55 PM   #3278
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My Dad was feeling a little down today, so I made him his favourite meal - hot dogs with fried onions. He ate it without saying much, and when I asked him if that was enough, he said "it was perfect, I taught you well". I smiled extra wide, because he IS the one that taught me to make hot dogs his way and so it was a huge compliment. He doesn't give them out a lot!
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:01 PM   #3279
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Well....I have no more tulips in my garden. Tumble has seen to that.

As I was sitting on the porch this evening, he methodically pounced, removed and delivered to me the last of the tulips. He was determined on clearing the tulip patch. What a silly kitty! I have to love him because his heart is in the right place. He seemed so proud of himself as he dropped each flower at my feet.

Tumble certainly made me smile...again.
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I'm so happy for you. It's a delight to find a missing friend..Enjoy your reunion.
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