Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Crazy Lady

I am sure that I secured the title of, "Crazy Lady" in the neighborhood today.  Why you may ask? Well, sit back and relax and I will tell you a little story.
Big was preparing for an out of town business trip 2 weeks ago.  While she was packing I decided that I must have mulch for the flower bed that we recently made and planted.  We had to go that day, because she would leave for Louisiana the next morning.  Keep in mind, I was sure I would get the mulch laid the very first day she was gone.

Needless to say, the mulch did not get laid the first day she was gone, nor the second day, nor anytime that week or the next week!  It was hot outside!  It was humid outside!  And, honestly, I just didn't feel like laying mulch!

When I woke this morning, I had a bit more energy than I have had on previous days.  The sun was hiding behind clouds and it seemed like a perfect day to lay mulch. 

First things first.  I had a few plants that needed to go in the ground before I laid the mulch.  Eight plants, to be exact.  While planting the fourth perennial,  the rain began.

It was a soft and drizzly rain.  It reminded me of the rains we used to have in Miami.  They were wonderful and refreshing and usually lasted 20 or 30 minutes.  Residents of Miami didn't even pull out an umbrella, they were so used to these rains.  I thought to myself,  This rain will stop as soon as I quit working, so just keep going.

One and a half hours later, I decided to stop laying mulch in the rain!  I was soaked!  Water was dripping off my nose.  My back was saturated.

I think the clincher was when a mini van drove by and a kid stared at me and his mother shook her head in disbelief! 

Sneak peek at the back yard garden

I proudly accept the title of, "Crazy Lady."   I think it will keep the neighbors guessing!   I suppose it could be worse.

Hope you all had a great day!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you visit again soon!

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quiltfool said...

The day I can't be crazy is a day I do not look forward to. Remember, in the south, we call it eccentric. Lane

P. said...

Doesn't sound crazy to me. Maybe she was shaking her head at your dedication. Your beds are beautiful! Did you lay newspaper under all the mulch or just at the one end? I really like the dark brown mulch.

AMW said...

Hey, whatever it takes! It looks amazing!

AnnieO said...

Well, I admire your ability to be distracted from being rained on while bending over and working! Me, I don't like to be wet like that so the first drops would have sent me inside for sure :)

You should embroider Crazy Lady on your gardening apron, right?