My blog is a way for me to share in the wonder of each day. I know there are others like me that due to medical issues have our days numbered and would like to make the most of them in a positive and gifting way for ourselves and for those around us.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The flower bug

I've got it. The flower bug. It's running rampant through my mind. Today, since the weather was sooo perfect again, I just had to go to Walmart (of course) and spend money I shouldn't have to buy more flowers and onion bulbs and even some shrubs and then....I couldn't stop myself..I bought 2 trees, believe it or not! My little honda was filled, plus the apple tree was sticking at least 3 feet or more out the back hatchback window.

My (husbands) 1 year old (Olde English Bully Dogge) bulldog, Myrtle, sat on the seat beside me looking pretty hounddoggy nervous at all the greenery she huddled around. What was I thinking? I don't have the energy and strength to do this all by myself. So that means I have inadvertantly signed my husband up for the task of hole digging. Yes, he was so happy when he came home from a long hard day at work to see trees, shrubs and plants all over the front sidewalk waiting to be planted.

Actually, I did get the small flowers and even some onions, jalepenos and bonnie ? peppers planted by myself in the front flower beds and in the back garden area he already had tilled. As for the trees, I picked the spots, drew a circle in the dirt and said, "Here hon, this is where I would like this one." And being the dutiful and patient husband that he is, he dug the holes and even planted the trees. All I had to do was hold the hose to water the hole and the tree afterwards. I guess the Oxygen tank I carried on my back carries some 'poor me' weight, huh. :)

Now all I gotta do is find some way to keep all these plants from freezing this weekend when we have another Colorado fickle weather drop and get below freezing for 2-3 nights in a row. I bet some man has already thought of and delclared Colorado a womans state since the weather changes its mind all the time and can drop or rise 50 degrees within hours, year around. I remember learning somewhere in my mother to daughter life, that it is a woman's perogative to change her mind whenever and however often as nessesary. Isn't that still true? Then it's ok that I have these wild spur of the moment ideas to run to Walmart or where ever and buy out the store of any one product or project idea supplies.

I could go indepth on my 'gotta do it now' phases and how those phases sometimes collapse and go away long before the project is done and I'm on to the next wild hair brain idea. I'll bet there is no one else with that particular talent.


Jan said...

Oh I have that talent. I think you are really smart in growing some veggies. With the price of food, we all have to do our part. I hope the weather will be kind to your new little friends.

It's All Good! said...

Hi Reva, I love the pic of Myrtle "D."! Hope you didn't wear yourself out too much. Enjoyed talking with ya yesterday!
Love ya,
Your big, little sis!

Ronda said...

Hi, Reva! What a wonderful inspiration you are. Brenda told me about your blog and I'm so glad I came over to read it.

Your husband sounds like a true gem, and how wonderful for you to have such a supportive family.

May the weather be good to your new garden, and may God bless you with many good days!

Warmest regards, Ronda

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Reva,
I pray that your garden will grow in abundance. I have always wanted to try growing tomatoes and cucumbers, maybe some day!!

LeAnn :)