Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I Have So Many Posts to Post, I Don't Know Where To Start...So Let Me Start With Crystal...

Yup...Ohno's all growed up! And yup, he still trouble.

We have no crystals left on any lamp, chandelier or wall sconce. This was the last bastion of crystalism. This morning it came to an end.

Crystals in a puddle.
A big old puddle. So much for elegance and beauty. He all growed up.

54 comments:

Leah said...

Beautiful AND funny post. I love the pool of crystals. And gorgeous kitty.

bindhiya said...

Dear Suze,
beautiful kitties have to have some crystal ornaments :))
crystal puddle look beautiful than it is in the chandelier :))

Love you sweetie!
((hugs))
bindi

Suzanne said...

Leah ~ Thanks honey!!! You made me feel terrific. Do you see how long and lean he is? It's a hoot. Rob calls him Gumby and I call him Slinky, and basically he's all tail. We honestly think half his weight is in his tail. He's such a character. He has an amazing personality and we love him to death, so we over-look A LOT OF CRAP! Trust me. I think 99.9% of my time is spent with my hands over my eyes. It's amazing anything gets done around here.

Crystals...love um. But not one hangs in this house since this morning. I'm going through crystal withdrawal. :(

Suzanne said...

Bindi, Bindi, Bindi,

Huge exhale. So glad you're here. God I missed you to death. Like I said to Leah, I'm missing my crystals, but at least I get to look at them in the pool! I have an even bigger pool, believe it or not. A big old bowl holding every crystal in the house. Ohno has been relentless in his pursuit of them! He's lucky I love him, or I'd revolt. Then he'd be sorry!

:)

'54Bomber said...

I was just thinking, what a long back he has, and then I saw your reply to Leah. Truly. It amazes me what we humans do in order to accomodate the neuroses and foibles of our feline friends :)
_____________

Rob,
I wish you good fortune taking the Florida Bar exam.
Mark.

Suzanne said...

Hey Mark! Yup, he's that long. Rob and look at him and just start laughing. He's that funny. He has been waiting patiently to reach that chandelier, and finally, he was able to grow a quarter inch taller, and WAM! Knocked it's block off!

Rob carries him around draped over his shoulder. Ohno's like a bowl of jello (that's why Rob calls him Gumby) and you know what's even funnier, he uses T-Bone as a trampoline or a free ride. Yup, just gets on his back and travels from room to room. It's insane. He should be on YouTube, but I don't know how to operate my phone camera. Boy would that be a hit.

Have a wonder day/night!

Love you,
XO

Cecile said...

Cats are something else. And dogs, and kids, and well.... you get the picture. Anyway thanks for your support. You are truly a wonderful friend.
Love, Cecile

Suzanne said...

Mark - Rob said "Thanks."

Suzanne said...

Cece ~

I love you to pieces. I wouldn't be anything else. We're all here for you honey. Good times and bad, we won't leave you. I'm so sorry. I don't know if you're aware, but I come from a huge family too. We've been so fortunate and always remind ourselves how lucky we are. If I lost a sister or brother, niece or nephew, I would just die. I try to imagine your pain, and I can. I'm so sorry and I know everyone else is too. We aren't going anywhere honey. We're all right here. What ever you need to say, what ever you need to do, never hesitate. We're right here, or just a phone call or email away.

I love you,
XO

Leah said...

Suzanne,

I'm really a bit worried about Robyn--not to be a busybody, but...Robyn, if you happen to read this, pipe up girlie and let us know how you're doing!

Leah

Suzanne said...

Leah, I drove all the way to Elk Grove with roses and the card. I haven't heard a thing. She said via email the other day, that she goes directly from work to her sister's house to help with the sick baby, so perhaps that's what's going on. That poor little bouquet is going to sit on the porch for days!!! Yikes. It isn't going to look too good when she finally finds it!

Her plate is full. I know that. I'm hoping she's at her sister's house and we have nothing to worry about. But trust me. I worry too. There was a car in front of her house, so I'm hopeful. Rob asked "did you ring the bell?" I said no. He replied "Are you kidding?" Nope. I didn't want to impose if she was home. I just left everything at the front door! I know. Wacky! But sorta pretty!

I'm hopeful she comes home soon, or is home and finds what I left from all of us. I can't believe how far away Elk Grove is. Wow, what a treak. Who knew!? And also, how housing developments are encrouching on farm land. It makes me very, very sad. Elk Grove is farm land, yet housing developments are everywhere.

I'll tell you a funny story. I was being followed by a stupid guy in a convertable Corvet. He was terribly obnoxious. I was thankful when I turned on to a street near Robyn's house and he was in a lane that went straight! Before I knew it he had turned too and was right behind me, as obnoxious as ever. WHAT!!!??? And then had the audacity to pull beside me and be more obnoxious, then speed up and get in front of me. Who has time for stupid, but I had a bit of fun. He was at the light in front of me and just as it changed I beeped the horn!!! God, that was priceless! He gave me the finger. Not very imaginative. I laughed. He saw me laughing and that pissed him off more. He swearved to the outside lane all indignant and waited for me to pull up beside him. I didn't. Which of course pissed him off more. It was brilliant! Idiots. I love um. I turned right at the next light and bid farwell! God that probably really pissed him off! I think sometimes people drive around just to cause trouble. Why? Who knows. Once in a while you gotta have a bit of fun! I know I got under his bonnet and I liked it! Get that piece of crap outta my way.

XO

Gig said...

Suze, I just love you so much, your zest for life and and love for animals and being there for family and friends is like a breath of fresh (spring) air!! Love your road rage,LOL, stupid drivers can be such a pain and DO need to be off the road!!

Like Leah, I am worried about Robyn, hopefully she is taking care of the little one. I loved the flowers and the card is awesome. Thanks for making the trip to Robyns house.

BTW, I love Ohno, he has gotten Tall, sorry about your crystals.Great pictures of him and the pretty pool of crystals.

Love you,
Gig

Suzanne said...

Gig!

Hey baby. Thanks for the kind words. You're the bestesssses. Is that a word? Well if it wasn't, it is now!

That little bugger. Some drivers don't deserve a license. He was just out to cause trouble and he was a grown, middle-aged man! What!!!??? Yikes. But God, did I have fun. Beeping the horn and his reaction still makes me laugh. I'm laughing now! You just had to see it to appreciate it. Well, maybe not! Imagination is everything. I wish I could have done better, but I was only one woman. ;) Where do idiots come from honey? Are they born that way?

I had such a fun trip to Elk Grove. I got lost. Well, not really lost, I just couldn't find the street, stopped at a gas station and encountered a comedian! When I asked the clerk for directions, I swear to God this is what he said, "Is that your BMW?" "Yup." "Okay, the most difficult things it's going to have to do is drive up the road to the next stop sign and make a U-turn." I couldn't stop laughing. How do I meet people like that?! Stuff like that just kills me. (And then after that I have to deal with Corvet Man!) That clerk was the best. I'll never forget him.

Ohno is long, lean and lanky. He's a hoot and always in trouble. After he took that dunk in the fish tank, he blossomed. Poof, he was big! Swear to God. Rob and I still look at him and think "Where did the months go?" Remember when he was just that little 2-1/2 lb. bundle of black fluff? Well, not any more!

I love you honey. Thanks for always stopping by and thanks too for your wonderful support. You're the best. Let's go over the the Cafe for a bit of fun. You'll recognize me, I'll be the one with the crystal earings.

MARIA said...

Warm greetings to you!

Suzanne said...

Maria! You too. I always love when you visit. Hope all is well!

XO

Random Chick said...

I looked through your older posts and I LOVE your house and your garden. It's so beautiful!!!!

OMG! Ohno is so damn cute!!! So are all your "children." I love Sweat Pea...:-)

"Crystals in a puddle" sounds like a song...

Hope you are happy and well!!! Thanks for such a beautiful post.

Mr. Shife said...

I can totally relate to this post because our dog has pretty much taken over our lives. Stuff that we would have never tolerated years ago is acceptable know because we love our baby basset. It is tragic how they run our lives. And I looked on Random Chick's blog but I did not see the book title. Did I miss it? I need another clue because I am curious to what the book might be.

Mr. Shife said...

OK so I was confused. You left me a message at Random Chick's blog. Well I did not see that either. And I am interested in the book. Now I am off to the Cafe that you recommended I visit. Bye.

Suzanne said...

Mr. Shife,

For God sakes, pull yourself together.

Suzanne said...

Rhandom Chic,

I love you to death honey. Wow...how did we meet? Inner Voices. Imagine that. Of course I'm laughin!

Kitties, dogs, life, a house...it all comes together somehow. I have no idea how, but it does. Lucky us!!!

Love ya!

Skeeter said...

Hi Suzanne,

He's such a TALL kitty :-) That's too funny. It's great.

Robyn said...

*hollering at the top of lungs*
I LOVE YOU SUZE! You are the bestest! No more fretting dear one...those beautiful flowers were in my home probably 15 minutes after set them down, thanks to my Jim walking them in!

He came in and then set his things down in front door and then went back out to retrive more items from his trunk and when he did...he say the flowers!

The whole time I was vaccuming! Didn't hear a thing! NOt a thing until I came back to vaccum the front room...and low and behold there he was standing with those glorious flowers making my home smell so beautiful!
I emailed you and hope you get it! I also went to the 'cafe' and posted on almost all the posts you will have to go back and read my comments in each post! *smile*

Going to bed and then off to my scrapbook retreat! I will talk to you soon when I get back!
MANY HUGS!
Robyn

and that ohno!

kylie said...

suze,
it was really sweet of you to make the bouquet for robyn, i'm most impressed !!
oh, i should have said that at the cafe, right?
nah, i'm too tired to go out tonight, so i'll say it here
have a great weekend
k

Suzanne said...

Hip...hip...hurrey (how do you spell hurrey?)! What a beautiful end to a fantastic journey. We love you to death dear friend. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! *Walks on to dance floor, looks around, alone, plops on sofa, closes eyes.*

XO

CIELO said...

Cute Crystal love crystals.... what can you expect? I would have done the same if I was a cat :).

I have to say, though, that those crystals look magnificent in that puddle....

The dessert carnival promises to be FANTASTIC.. Hurry and bake something yummy…

Have a lovely day, lovely lady!

Cielo

Mr. Shife said...

OK I pulled myself together. I guess i picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue. Thanks for the directions. I saw it. Yes I am interested. Shoot me an email. mrshife@yahoo.com.
Have a great weekend.

KJ said...

Ah...how i long for those days when we would adjust our lives completely, just for the sake of accomodating our sweet pets :)

KJ said...

HAHA!! I just eavesdropped on your comment about the Obnoxious Corvette driver...Good grief!! SO funny!! You and I have some similar tastes in humor :)

~KJ

Suzanne said...

Cielo...you think I'd miss this baby? Nope. I seeeeeeeeeeeeeee cupcakes!

Suzanne said...

Skeeter...you missed the card sweetie. It's over at the Cafe. You're names on it. You can't not look. It's too much fun.

Suzanne said...

Robyn my love. You're the bestesses. Man we were worried about you, but no more. Have a beautiful weekend, and Jim, please make sure the bouquet is cared for properly. Jeeeeeeeeze. Okay honey, 3 parts water to 1 part white powder. Trust me, that's the best I can do. And also, take out the dead ones! Oh, and as you know, your tree is dyin'. Good Lord. I'm gonna come back there you know. I can't let that beauty die. I just can't! You two are better than that. Also, you have a really obnoxious neighbor who drives a convertable Corvette. Kick his ass the next time you see him. His top is down and the color is sort of a rusty red. Go get um. And when you do, tell him the lady in the BMW sent you. Trust me...he'll remember.

Love you all,
XO

ShutterSpy said...

Sorry, but I have to laugh at this!

That's so sweet. I'd hate it if it happened to my nice crystal lamp (if I had one), but that's such a sweet picture of your cat.

And he bears an uncanny resemblance to Longcat (of 'Longcat is loooong' fame)! :-D

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Lol! Well, I would love to bat those pretty crystals around too If I were a cat....

Cute.
Hugs,
Penny

The Bella Paradiso said...

Suzanne, Thank you for the kind comments about my blog. I think you should know that my mom's name is Suzanne and my middle name is Suzanne. Both (all three) spelled the same! Your cat cracks me up. When I had my cat Beefaroni, he used to attempt to sleep in very small things...I think he liked being squished. Your cat is a true cat thief...!

ShutterSpy said...

Thanks for your comments on ShutterSpy :-D

Recently you posted a comment on one of my photos saying that it was your favourite, but I can't remember which it was and I can't find the comment! Which one was it?

:)

bindhiya said...

Dear Suze,
We are fine Sweetie! We had an accident...Brian got a dislocated shoulder and he was in horrible pain...we went to ER and saw doctor... now he have a sling..
Even in that pain and everything he drive to ER with one hand...
His confidence is remarkable..
ER waiting room was just slow as ever.. but he works there so we got to see dr. in 45 minutes..
Love you sweetie..
I will talk to you soon...
♥ & ((hugs))
bindi

Suzanne said...

Bindi, you will never believe this in a million years, but I have a dislocated shoulder that keeps popping out because I was able to push it back in initially and didn't see a doctor immediately. But it kept popping out and was horribly painful, but it would get sucked right back in immediately by my muscles and tendon/ligaments. So the pain was only momentary. I waited and waited and waited, until the pain was too much. When I saw my doctor, I was told it was too late because the muscles/tendon/ligaments had stretched beyond repair and I was told I had to have shoulder surgery immediately. I paniced because I feed the feral and have so much to do around the house and yard and because our BMW is a 5-speed and I have to SHIFT!! I asked for an alternative. I was told physical therapy would never work in my case because I'd injured my shoulder beyond repair by not getting help immediately and by letting my shoulder "slip" numerous time a day, every day for over 6 months. (Yup, it's true, I am sometimes that stupid!). I said I didn't want surgery, I wanted to try physical therapy. The first thing I was told by my P.T., and it was so discouraging, was "This isn't going to help you. You know that. You're going to need surgery no matter what we do here, or you will suffer your whole life." I started to cry and explained to my therapist that this had to work because I had ferals who depend on me and my own kitties and dog, my yard and house, and I was an artist.

I put my all into physical therapy. I was so scared of surgery and failing everyone I love that I knew it would help, or at least delay the inevitable. I learned how to move and stop before my shoulder dislocated (I think that was the most valuable lesson). I have a range of motion and I've never moved beyond it. If I start to feel it dislocate, I simply stop. With each stop, I strength my shoulder. No the muscles will never me normal, but I haven't damaged them more. Will I eventually have to have surgery. Yes, but on my time. The recovery is 6-12 months and right now isn't the right time. I know what your husband is going through, but I also know that his recovery will be quick because he received medical attention immediately. If he has to go through physical therapy, do it. He'll learn very quickly what he can't do and what exercises to incorporate into his life. It isn't a joke because if you lose your arm because of stupidity, you deserve it just like me.

I love you Bindi. I'm so happy you're all okay. Please stay positive and know that all of us here love you so very, very much.

However, I realize you don't know how to drive, do you? Honey, I don't care if you have to take lessons, or perhaps Cece will teach you. You must know how to drive in case of emergency, or just for your own self protection. When I realized you didn't know how to drive I felt a sort of panic all around me. Don't be scared. It's not hard. It's just common sense and you have gobs and gobs. You can master the car mechanics easily, but the road mechanics might be a bit of a challenge. Don't look at them that way. Look at learning the rules of the road as an adventure, relax and have fun. They aren't hard. It's all common sense honey. You're already probably 75% ready just through observation. I want desperately for you to have a license, just in case something goes wrong and you have to step up to the plate.

I love you Bindi. You know that. With all my heart. Hang in there. And honey, if you ever have time, stop by the Cafe and look at the blog about Robyn's birthday. You'll smile and that's what I want. To see you smile.

I love you baby.
Suze

Leah said...

Just HAVE to put in my two cents on the driving issue--this is a subject so near and dear to me. I agree with you, Suzanne 100%!! When Hedgehog was a toddler, I lived way out in Queens, NY away from my family and friends, my husband worked an overnight shift, and I was sooooo isolated. I had no driver's license. I was alone at night with Hedgehog, an hour subway ride away from everyone, and worried all the time. Then, at 33 years old, my step-dad finally convinced me to learn to drive. So that summer, I did. I drove everywhere until I was a really good driver, then I took the road test and passed. 33 years old!! It changed my life in every way possible: gave me autonomy, helped me feel so much less isolated, I could just pop my daughter in the car seat and toodle away, go visiting or whatever. I was suddenly so mobile and free. I didn't have to depend on anyone but myself. I'm not kidding, it was revolutionary! Every woman should learn to drive, if they possibly can, no matter how old they are. Driving=freedom, safety, fun, and self-reliance...don't feel strongly about this much, do I...

xoxo

p.s. Bindi, I'm so sorry to hear about your hubby! All my best to him for a speedy recovery!

bindhiya said...

Dear Suze,
Thank you for your kind words and love...
I still can't believe you had gone through all that pain and not try to get medical attention! without taking care of you how you can take care of others? I so wish I have done ayurveda medicine studies... one day I will get my sister with me and she will take care of your shoulder...Ayurveda can do miracles...and my baby is a gifted dr.
Brian was trying to fight back his pain and trying to put that back alone...i was begging him to see a dr.
the worst pain is seeing someone you love is in pain....
Yes, I don't know driving ...My town, we have public transportation and taxi..and when i was in NY I don't need to drive...I took the test and try practicing driving when i was 8 months pregnant...then I thought it is not safe for the baby...so postponed for after having her...now she need me all the time...
Sweetie, in an emergency sure someone will help me...I believe people...everyone have a good side... Brian don't like to ask help...but i will ask help and sure will help anyone i can without asking....
I wish we are near...to give you a bit time for surgery and recovery..
please try to do that...everything have a solution...we just have to find it... those little ones are depending on you so please take good care of you..
I love you sweetie...to the sky and back...
((hugs))
bindi

Gig said...

Yea Leah!!! How inspiring that story is, I have been driving since I was 16, (and we don't need to know how long that has been,lol). But, I still remember the freedom it gave me. When I was single and my daughter was 5, and my youngest brother was 16, I drove to Florida from Micigan. It was great, I can not imagine not driving.

I am happy to see that Bindi has stopped by, always comforting all of us...she is a very special person.

Will check back tomorrow, am subbing, but will have access to internet,yippee!
Suzanne, please take care of your shoulder...please determine when you can have your surgery...love you, Gig

'54Bomber said...

@Bindi,
I am so sorry that Brian has a dislocated shoulder. From what Suzanne has said about her shoulder injury it is lucky for Brian that his shoulder was looked at so quickly. He should hope to have a good recovery.

How are you going to cope in the short term while Brian's shoulder heals? Please don't be shy in asking for help. I am sure that you can get help from the hospital or social services and friends.

I will pray for Brian's speedy recovery.
Mark.

Desperate Middle Aged Man said...

I wish I had your photographic talent Suzanne. Beautiful pictures.

Suzanne said...

It's on it's way as soon as I have and address!

Suzanne said...

Kylie,

I love you. Glad you like it. Right here is fine.

XO

Suzanne said...

KJ,

Your comment still has me laughing days later! Yes, I believe you a the smarter, younger version of me! Sorry I didn't get back to you, but life was sort of hectic this weekend and I'm only here tonight by the grace of God (I have a migraine and can't sleep!). Miracles. They do happen!

That guy in the corvette was a hoot. I have no idea what his agenda was, but it was fun to play with him. Honey if you could have been there, you would have beeped the horn too! It really was a priceless moment. Hope I get to go to Robyn's next year and hope I meet him again. He should be more mature! Right?

I'll visit your blog in the next day or two. It's always interesting to see what you're up to! And honey, thanks for stickin' around. I love when you show up and that photo is gorgeous. Don't change it for a long, long time because it's very flattering. And when you do, send me a copy so I can post it on my bulletin board forever. Why? Because you remind me of my dearest niece and that photo is so special.

Okay, I've gotta wrap it up honey. My head's still pounding, lots of comments to respond to and apparently, miles to go before I sleep!

Oh, good lord, I can't close without politics...it's going to be interesting honey! Hope you lose big time! If you win, I'll send you a cupcake. If I win...well, let me know what your going to send. Make it good because you know I'm going to win and I want to be able to dance all around your gift! Of course I'll take photos. Are ya nutz?

Love ya,
Suze XO :)

Suzanne said...

KJ

Not only do I believe "you a smarter version of me," I also believe you are a smarter version of me. Hey, knock it off. I have a migraine.

XO

Leah said...

Oh, and p.s. sorry about the little bit of tidying over at my place...see my comments for another comment on the subject...

Anyway, I was also sorry to hear about your shoulder! It sounds like you're coping with it well, though. OY.

krystyna said...

What a Beautiful World is, specially here.
Hugsss!

Happy Earth Day!

CIELO said...

Good morning pretty lady! Just wanna say hi, and wish you a lovely day. Have you been mixing ingredients yet? Looking forward to see you at our "Dessert Carnival"....

Cielo

MARIA said...

Happy Earth Day!

bindhiya said...

Sweetie,
am here...just want to let you know we are doing fine..
I know you'll worry so before i go sleep i want to talk to you!
Thank you for your kind words and loving support!
I love you!!
((hugs))
bindi

Suzanne said...

I've read everything and want you all to know I love you dearly. I just can't keep up. I was going to respond to all the comments, but realize I just can't. Please don't stop coming by. That would kill me. You all matter so very, very much and your comments make my day.

I'll try to do better on my next post!!! You'll see!

XO

bindhiya said...

Dear Leah & Debbie,
Thank you for the inspiration.. I am going to take the test next week for learners permit again...the first one expired two years ago...so start over...
♥ & ((hugs))
bindi

Dear Mark,
Thank you for your kind words!
am blessed to have all of you in my life!
Thank you from bottom of my heart!
♥ & ((hugs))
bindi

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