Friday, October 14, 2011

Didn't Get the Memo

The combination of cotton white clouds and deep blue sky has been incredible the last few days.
As we walked this morning, I noticed a monarch flitting around as if it were August. I shot this picture as he settled on a piece of broken sage grass.
He didn't look as if he was in a hurry to get to Mexico. Maybe he didn't get the memo.
I've been there. Back when I worked for a living, one day I noticed everyone was scurrying around like squirrels gathering acorns for winter and I was going blissfully about my day. 
All of a sudden, ten minutes before an important meeting someone asked me, if I had the presentation ready for the meeting?
What meeting? The meeting with mister bossy pants big wig that fires people for sport! 
I didn't hear about the meeting because I'd been left off the email distribution list -- I literally didn't get the memo.
But I'm pretty good at flying by the seat of my pants so I did the presentation sans Powerpoint slides or handouts. 
Maybe mister monarch is also good at flying by the seat of his pants. Let's hope so because it's getting cold here next week and he needs to be winging his way southward.


  1. Yep - missed the memo, absent, and the dog ate my homework. :)

    Glad you got to see a swallowtail though. They are one of my favorites.

  2. I don't even get the memo from my own family. I've been winging it for years.


  3. That's a beautiful sight, and all the better for being unexpected.

    I tend to lose the memos :-(

  4. I'll be looking for him to land in my yard in warm Florida. Hopefully his wings will hold out:)

  5. Some of the best presentations I've had don't involve any fancy props, handouts or visual aides, just plain good info...good job! My kiddos used to tell people:"My Mom works best under pressure"...I think they saw too many "fly by the seat of my pants" moments!

  6. Anonymous8:48 AM

    LOL there were times I wished I HAD missed the memo ....I'm sure the Butterfly will make it on time ...

  7. Even when I get the memo its likely to slip my mind. But that's a fritillary, not a monarch.

  8. Anonymous3:38 PM

    I keep wondering what kept Mr.Monarch from flying away...

  9. Hallelujah! I've been excised from the workplace loop more than once. Every time (well, almost) it's been a blessing in disguise. Since yours has resulted in your writing more, it's a blessing to all of us. Write on!



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