Monday, May 5, 2008
Dogs, A Garden And A Funny Story...
Okay, bad news. I waited almost two hours for the couple to show up with the dog. They didn't. Both gate attendants said they did come in, but never showed up in my parking lot. So I drove around checking every lot and nope, I couldn't find them. I'm disappointed and cautiously optimistic. I'll await their phone call. Canceling the little fellow's vet appointment was very sad because I know he's in such pain. If they're having difficulty surrendering him, just let me get proper vet care for him and they can keep him. I just need a phone call. I haven't told Mom yet. I'm hoping for a good outcome and don't want to worry her. Why didn't I go pick him up the moment they called on Friday or Saturday morning. Why did I wait until Monday?
I'm posting gardening photos to help put my brain in a better place. That fern cracks me up. I planted it last year. It's a Male Fern. I have Lady Ferns, so thought I'd plant their companion. It was very wimpy and every time T-Bone would go past it, he's pee on it. Every single time. And every time I'd say "T-Bone, don't pee on my damn fern," and then he'd take the shortcut to the yard. You can see his path and every time I'd say "T-Bone, get out of my damn garden!" I was obviously talking to the pea gravel because he didn't listen to a word. Then something magical happened...Spring! The fern started to fill out and grow, and grow and grow. It's beautiful this year (still only a third of the size of the Lady Fern) and T-Bone has stopped peeing on it (see, no brown!), but he still takes the shortcut through the garden. Arrrrrrrrrr.
Heaven on Earth roses and a GORGEOUS camelia. It's been in bloom for probably two months. I think it just put out the last one. :*( See you next year honey!
Some of my favorite pink roses (in my office ~ next to my computer).
My beautiful Forget-Me-Nots, a gorgeous Azalea (I think Alaska) in a container and good sized thistle weed right there in the upper left hand corner! I let it get pretty big before Mom came by one day and yanked it out. I found it the next day unceremoniously flung on the bricks. Poor thing. The little mushroom was a gift for taking care of our neighbor's dog one weekend. Boy did she make me appreciate T-Bone (T-Bone's very neat!). She's a Lab and when she drinks water it goes with her from one end of the house to the other. No joke. I was forever drying up her slop on the hardwood floors. Too funny.
Okay, now for a funny story. My Mom called the other day (not my MIL, my Mom) and she'd been helping my sister move the final items in her condo to their new home. They had a big, beautiful home, but it didn't make sense to remain there because they're becoming empty nesters. They live in a ski resort area, so now rent it out. They bought a condo. They hated condo living, so they just bought another big house! What?! Somewhere in there is common sense, I just haven't been able to find it! The movers took all the big stuff, but Mom was helping my sister with moving a lot of the office "stuff," (they have a very successful business) and both were tired. They were on their umpteenth trip to the house and Mom said my sister stopped the SUV in the middle of the road and didn't speak. Mom asked her what was wrong and she replied "I don't know where I am." Mom was aware she was exhausted, so just tried to get her to think (because Mom didn't know how to get to the house either!). She said we sat there for what felt like a long time until Tam finally recognized a landmark and her brain came back on." That's exhaustion.
And that story reminds me of my visit to my sister's house to care for her hubby, kids, animals and house while she was in Cape Cod with her 6th grade class for a week. I had just been in L.A. helping take care of newborn twins for a week, flew directly to NY to help my sister, developed a sinus infection and was exhausted. And my niece and nephew decided to treat me like a substitute teacher (Why? Who knows.). We were invited to Tam's house for lunch one day and so with the two of them in toe off I went to have a beautiful lunch with my sister at her beautiful house. I was tired. The 50 miles felt like a million and I felt like Fred Flintstone...actually peddling my own car with my feet. I had a wonder time. We ate, laughed, visited the nursery, our grandmother's grave and planted panseys, just had one of the best days of all time. When it was over I got in the car and started it to leave and Tam said "Honey, you have everything?" I replied "Yup. I'll see you soon, okay?" She replied "You sure you have everything?" I said "Yup, love ya, thanks, I had a great time." She said "Sue, you might want to take the kids." Ahhhhhhhhhhh, right...forgot about them!
Now that's just exhaustion.
My question of course is, have you ever been that tired?
XO Suze :)