Love deeply. Laugh. Cry. Talk to God. Be realistic about the to-do list. Stay in touch. Hug. Dream. Smile. Break Bread often with Family. Spend Time with your Girlfriends. Shop til you Drop! Extend Grace. Be Quick to Forgive and Slow to Anger. Walk. Breathe. Sing. Dance. Read. Eat Chocolate. Savor a Good Glass of Wine. Wiggle your Toes. Sleep well. Life is Good!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I may have entirely lost my mind!  I was outside a little while ago, watering my newly planted fall garden and replanting my lettuce boxes, which my two dogs dug out yesterday and made themselves a couple of nice cool beds.  Even though everything had a nice cool drink of water earlier this morning, the sweet peas were wilting, as well as the squash and zucchini.  Looking across the yard to the deck, spotting the patio umbrella, I thought "I am not gonna let these young transplants suffocate in this heat" and promptly relocated it to the hottest place in my garden, sheltering my garden babies ... at least until they get a good grip in the soil and start climbing and put on some new leaves ... a sure sign they are gonna survive this end-of-summer heatwave.  Whew!  How's that for a run-on sentence?!   After giving everything a mid-day splash, including the eggplant, collards, cucumbers, daylilies and irises, I walked around to the other back porch to water a few things in the side yard.  Thinking my dear husband had replaced the worn out hose, I promptly cranked up the water nozzle and let 'er rip .... all over me. The hose exploded with rusty, muddy red water, all over my white pants!  Even the fence 16 feet away was soaked from it.  I gave up my gardening efforts for little while.  I've been chilling, reading a great book, while my grandbaby naps.  Suddenly, the thought occurred to me .... 'I need to get up from here and plant my lettuce.'   What?  Nope!  I didn't replant the lettuce boxes.  I refilled them with soil and put them in high enough spots the dogs couldn't reach .. the cat's another issue.  Then I layed eyes on the wilting transplants and forgot about the lettuce.  Good grief!  Thank you Garden Angels for reminding me!  But, the end-to-all-ends isn't forgetting to plant the lettuce, it's got to be the umbrella.  I can already see my husband's eyes rolling back in his head when he pulls into the driveway this evening!

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