Welcome to my world!

My life's been crazy since my Daddy moved in with me immediately after my mother's death in October 2010. My one and only kiddo headed to college at Carolina at the end of August. So...I lived on my own, for the first time in my life, for a total of a blissful six weeks. Then, I started the parenting gig with my dad. He's a combination of a grouchy old man, a surly teenager and a temperamental toddler. Needless to say, I get very close to the brink of insanity sometimes. I get through life by finding the humor in difficult circumstances. And for some reason, I wind up in the weirdest situations. I couldn't make this stuff up. So I wind up having lots and lots crazy adventures which make great stories to share with my friends. Writing about my life is so therapeutic. My ramblings range from funny to sad to angry (full of cuss words) to sweet. While my focus is dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a parent to my Daddy, I have lots of random, totally unrelated posts. Whatever's on my mind. I love to make people laugh, and I'm happy to think my readers will get my strange sense of humor. And maybe, people who are in my situation will be encouraged. That's all I can hope for...

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

My Lucky Day

Yesterday, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.  Which was Lowe's, when they were marking down their flowering bulbs.  I couldn't believe the prices.  50 cents each for the beautiful hyacinths, $1 for a flat of eight tulips, $2 for a pot of six hyacinths.  It reminded me of last year, when the Boston ferns were marked down to $2.50.  I filled up my car.  Since the Good House had no garden to speak of, I was happy to make my mark on the barren flower beds.  I love ferns.  I can't wait to see the little fiddleheads popping out.

Same for my bulbs.  They're lovely right now - instant gratification - but I'll get to enjoy them every spring.  For now, they're on my patio table, and when I walk out my back door, I'm surrounded by their heady fragrance.

I have enough to share.  I'm gonna take some to my BFF - Angela, and to FF's mom.  Besides the smell, I absolutely love the color of the blue ones.  Which makes me want to paint.  What a great subject for a still life.

I wish I could use my right hand.  It's getting better, but it's still a major inconvenience.  I've become a hermit.  Since I can't put on makeup or fix my hair, I'm feeling very icky.  I don't want to see anyone I know.  Ever.  I'm thinking of checking out Second Life.  Or Plenty of Fish.  Just kidding about both of these.  But I think either one would make me feel like less of a loser.  It's all relative, after all.

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