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A Rough Day in the Life of a Butterfly

Friday, January 14, 2011

I am still working like crazy, but I wanted to stop by and send a few smiles with the Butterfly Saga.

Earlier this week, my dear friend who worked her last day with us today, let me know I was busted. She is the one who painted the portrait of Mona. She saw one of the butterflies in a jar at Kmart. She kept my secret, though.

Yesterday one of our grad students came in when Mona was "agitated." She picked up the jar and whispered, "shhhhhhhhh. shhhhhhhhh. shhhhhhhhh." Mona is voice and touch activated. When I spoke up, she got started again. The grad student gave me this ugly look and "calmed Mona" once more. She held the jar a good 12 minutes at least.

Also yesterday this one woman was really riding me hard about the butterfly being in that little jar. I had already told her that I let her out at the house. I told her again, and she asked how I catch her again. I told her that Mona comes right back to me. And she says, "Oh. Because you feed her? That must be what it is." Oh yes, I agreed. I also added that I have to be very careful not to turn the ceiling fans on when she is out of the jar.

Today, one of the men I work with idles into my office and sits a spell. Mona is fluttering around a little, but not terrible active. I happen to look at her and notice that she has broken. One wing is flying around up near the top of the jar, and the other wing is flapping on the bottom of the jar. I just knew I was busted. I casually reached over, picked up the jar, and held her affectionately in my lap until this guy left my office.

I taped her back together. She does not look as good as she did before, but she still fooled them the rest of the day.


I brought her home to let her out in the house for the weekend. Maybe I will feed her honey this weekend, instead of Karo syrup.



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  • KLUVSTFORMERS
    watch that kayro it makes ya poop//lol
    3812 days ago
  • ARKANSASRAINBOW
    Yes, yes. What you don't understand, though, is I missed my calling. I should have been an actress. I can put on quite a show.

    For example, when my boss asked me about the butterflies on the jar Mona is in, I put this wistful look on my face and hugged the jar closer to me. I told her that my Nanny gave me that jar a long long time ago and asked her if she remembered the butterfly brand of jellies.

    I am not good at a lot of things, but I can put on a pretty convincing show from time to time. Tee Hee!
    3813 days ago
  • JLWOF1
    You had to tape her back together? Too funny!
    3813 days ago
  • BARNABABY1
    emoticon I can't believe you've gotten away with this for so long!!! But I am glad that your friend who painted the picture for you wasn't upset when she figured it out!!!
    Keep up the good work, Rhonda! emoticon
    3813 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/15/2011 12:42:58 AM
  • MERRYMARY42
    very interesting, I wish I had a buttterfly friend.
    3813 days ago
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