Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It's Not Yard Work, it's Gardening


"Friendship and flowers are the sweetest things in life."
Marsha, Yoga Kids Yoga Master


I made up a song, it goes, "If you're doing some fun, fun yard work Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair"

I was listening to the soundtrack of Hannah Montana: The Movie. It is wonderful for gardening, especially "Let's Get Crazy." That is a sure motivator. Then "Back to Tennessee" by Billy Ray Cyrus is heart-melting. "Crazier" by Taylor Swift makes me want to kiss someone, and "Hoedown Throwdown" makes me want to throw down my rake and do a jig.

Boom boom clap, boom de clap de clap!



The reward of yard work is flowers. Here we have some Mini Roses, Basil, and Cape Honeysuckle. I tried planting roses alone but they didn't like it. I am hoping they will do better in a group setting.


This photo does not do justice to how dirty I am at this moment. My neighbors to the south were all, "You should have gotten up earlier to do that." I replied emphatically, "That is a good idea." Then my neighbor to the west was all, "You are working hard today." I said, "Yes." Then he invited me into his backyard to see the fountain his men are installing. You see, gardening opens all kinds of doors.

Ma Respondez (sil vous plait) (these are so fun!)
1. What is your occupation right now?
Reality: I work at a library Fantasy: I am an authentic gardener and author of children's stories
2. What color are your socks right now? Skin colored, with a few bug bites and cactus scratches
3. What are you listening to right now? Its funny, cause right when I read that my wind chimes began to play..... so I am listening to the wind creating music via my wind chimes
4. What was the last thing that you ate? a passion fruit candy stick that was the pretties colors of light red, blue, green and white, left over from Lynn's baby shower
5. Can you drive a stick shift? probably in an absolute emergency, like I or someone I love was having a baby, the knowledge of this process would swiftly come back to me
6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Lyndsay
7. Do you like the person who sent this to you? well, yes, quite a bit
8. How old are you today? 32
9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? ballet and chefs: these aren't considered sports but they really are
10. What is your favorite drink? Sometimes the most refreshing thing is really just water with a slice of lemon or lime
11. Have you ever dyed your hair? Oh yes. I went through this phase where I put henna on my hair and drove my poor sister in law Kimmy crazy because she would try to put blond in it and it would turn green
12. Favorite food? chicken salad sandwich with pineapple cream cheese and fresh parsley on a croissant raspberry sorbet to cleanse the palatte then maybe cake with buttercream frosting and a chocolate ganache can you tell I like this question?
13. What is the last movie you watched? Enchanted.... I am obsessed
14. Favorite day of the year? Christmas!
15. How do you vent anger? I like to squint my eyes like Evie in The Mummy and say, "You know, nasty little fellows such as yourself always get their comeuppance. Oh yes, always." At least, I do this in my mind.
16. What was your favorite toy as a child? Probably an oversized rabbit named Harry that my dad bought for me. I used to cut up my prettiest dresses for Harry to wear.... even though Harry was a boy... and nearly caused my mom to cry.
17. What is your favorite season? Loverly Spring
18. Cherries or Blueberries? Must I choose? no I do not think I must
19. Do you want your friends to answer this? Oh yes
20. Who is the most likely to post it? Well, Jayme since she is my only follower besides Lynn
21. Who is least likely to fill it out? Wes
22. Living arrangements? Me & two bunnies & a yard I work at keeping clean like an Egyptian slave
23. When was the last time you cried? Well it wasn't that recently thankfully
24. What is on the floor of your closet? Two laundry hampers designed by Simply Shabby Chic
25. Who is the friend you have had the longest? Tamara Gardner
26. What did you do last night? Wrote a page in a story I'm working on
27. What are you most afraid of? loosing my job and having to work at Hooters
28. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? cheese In n Out yum
29. Favorite dog breed? maltese
30. Favorite day of the week? Tuesdays are usually exciting days for me
31. How many states have you lived in? not too many now that I think about it but I have visited lots
32. Diamonds or pearls? Both are associated with travesty it takes 500 pounds of oysters to yield a handful of natural pearls and of course Blood Diamond reveals many things about that industry but I think too much I like diamonds (blood free)
33. What is your favorite flower? mini roses


"Bring me that horizon."
Jack Sparrow

3 comments:

Lyndsay said...

Oooo. I LOVE your quote at the end. I might have to borrow that. And I laughed out loud at your Hooters response. Thanks for posting!

Jayme said...

You are one of the most unique people I know and still can get a good laugh out of me. Still laughing about you and the "eyelet" dress!

Tiffany M. said...

Thanks for your comments, ladies.
I'm glad I can still make you laugh.
Jayme, I hear you're a blogger! May I have the address?