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April... showers?

April 6th, 2009 (11:26 am)

where i am: @ home
how i am: sick
accompanied by: Dempsey and Flurry barking

Okay, did they change the rules for April Fool's? Does it last a month now? A week? And why didn't I get a memo?

I mean, yesterday, despite feeling a bug coming on strong, I joined hubby for a hike with Kismet and Cooper and, though my lungs definitely weren't working at full capacity, I thoroughly enjoyed our walk through the woods. The sun was shining, the buds starting to come out, the critters were out sunning themselves* and it was about 10 degrees C out (or 50F). Gorgeous!

This stuffy head, sore throat, tingly ears, fever and rapidly filling up chest weren't going to let the sunshine chase them away though, so I spent the rest of the day pretty much planted on my ass on the couch and, when I woke up at 5:00 this morning - feeling worse - I decided work could do without me today.

Bless my dogs' hearts, they allowed me to crawl back into bed (Coop, Tumble and Dyna joined me) and stay there until waking up about an hour ago.

And this is what I woke up to...

Okay, I know it's pretty as all get out but, come ON! I need spring! NAOW!


* I so wish I had my camera with me on the hike because I startled a sunning group of youthful garter snakes and one of the little guys (gals?) decided to impersonate a Cobra and charge me. LOL. He was maybe the length of my hand at most and his head wasn't the circumference of a pencil. He was determined to put up a good show though, so I took my leave quickly... not wanting Kismet or Cooper to turn that adorable sight into one of inevitable carnage if they came up on the little guy and his siblings. It sure made me smile though!

End note: To all my Italian flisties and those who have family over there, please ignore this fevered rant and stay safe. My thoughts and prayers are with you all {{{hugs}}}


Posted by: shallowz (shallowz)
Posted at: April 6th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
Winter Leaves

We had some of that too. Not as bad as the rest of the state, but it did produce some whining. Took some pretty pictures too, but I'd be more than happy to take pictures of green at this point.:)

Sorry you're feeling lousy. Take care and hope it passes soon!

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: April 6th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
Dean Vulnerable & Waking

Yesterday's sunshine was just so warm and inspiring, you know? And today, despite how fresh and clean the snow is, it still feels grey and drab.

Then again, so do I ;)

Thanks for the good wishes. I usually fight these things off pretty well but, since having pneumonia a few years ago, I've learned that self preservation should win out over work ethic, hence this day off. Hopefully, I'll be much better by tomorrow ;)

Posted by: phetch (phetch)
Posted at: April 6th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)

Hope you feel better soon. I can't believe the crazy weather.

Hee to the snakes! My old dog ran into some like that by the patio door and it did something similar and she was so scared, she just stood there barking! Phetchpup would be like yours-->carnage.

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: April 6th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
Terriers - Tuck Cody Window

Coop isn't as inclined to grab the snakes like the terriers are but his nose is so good, he'll find them and inevitably those big ole clod-hopper feet of his will do some damage. I wasn't going to let that happen if I could help it ;)

Thanks for the wishes of better health. I should crawl back into bed and try to sleep through it some more. First to put some nutrients into my shell though...

Posted by: chocca (chocca2)
Posted at: April 6th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)

Aww, hope you get well soon, Sweetie *smish*

The snow picture, sure is pretty =)

p.s UKland is also full of freakish weather, maybe this year, we'll get a summer *shrugs*

Edited at 2009-04-06 06:40 pm (UTC)

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: April 6th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
GIF Dean Hi

Thanks, love. *smishes back*

Yeah, the weather everywhere seems freakish these days.

I *know* summer will hit us here eventually... I'd kinda like to see spring first though - ease into the sweltering heat and humidity and not go from the big freeze to that in mere days. I think I'm dreaming though ;)

Posted by: gatorpez (gatorpez)
Posted at: April 6th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)

That's a pretty picture, but I have to ask, what is that white stuff? Hee.

I hope you feel better!

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: April 6th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
GIF Dean Wink

LOL, you are evol.

Apparently the weather gods aren't going to let me forget what snow is! Ugh!