Friday, February 27, 2009
Then, to make my day even better...they turned my water off. I called to say it wasn't working and they told me I didn't pay. Of course I did! Didn't I? I pay all my utilities once they arrive. She told me she sent a notice, and a cut off notice. Ok, really, if I had seen that I would have paid. Do you think the post office girl reads my blog and got pissed? Or maybe I interrupted her show one too many times. The lady at the water company even mentioned that they might have put it in the wrong box. I think that might happen quite a bit. I get Box # 279 all the time- I'm 219. Ok, fine I have my check card and I'll gladly pay to get it back on. " Sorry, we're not set up to do that." You have got to be kidding! This means that I have to leave work in Tyler and drive my usual 45 minutes to personally pay the bill. Come on folks, give me a break. Just as I was about to leave the Water people called back and said, "We've been talking (I think maybe four people work there) and we will turn your water back on but you need to drop off the check tonight so we see it in the morning. OMG, Thank you, thank you, thank you! Small towns are the best! Do you think the water people in Dallas would have done that? Me neither.
All right, now for the best part of the day! I asked Page the other day if she and Grandpa Sute could send me some Gloriosa bulbs. My grandmother grew them for years and years and years. She was known for her flower arrangements with the gloriosa flowers. When she passed away we had the florist do her casket spray with all gloriosas. It was just breathtaking. Her yard would be just a sea of red in the summer and once we moved to Texas I started to miss them. Every time I visited Alabama it was either the wrong time of year or I was just too busy to dig any of the bulbs.
Isn't that a beautiful flower? It is the only vining bulb in the world. There are little tendrils on the tips of the leaves that grab on to anything and let me tell you the tendrils do not let go! When we first moved to Alabama I dug up a bunch of bulbs trying to clean out a bed and I didn't want to just throw the bulbs away...so I put up a little sign in my driveway to sell them. I sold $100 the first day. That's when I decided I could sell plants for a living. And so began my Plantfreak life.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I won tickets to see Eric Clapton!!! I'm so excited! He's coming to Dallas in June so Mr. Plantfreak And I are going to make it a big night. I doubt we'll stay in Dallas overnight (not leaving the two heathens alone together) but we can go early and wander through the big city. Steve Winwood is playing too and I like him but I LOOOOOOOOOOVE Eric Clapton!
My favorite song is "Tears In Heaven" Wanna listen ?
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The baby in Papa Moore's lap is Jimmie Ray. I think he died really young, because I don't have any pictures of him other than as an infant. The young girl is Ida Lou who was born 12 years before my grandmother.
Dad said that they put the lambs on the headstone to identify children that had died. I didn't know that. Dad took these pictures when he was in Rutledge, AL which is where my grandmother was born. The Moore family didn't move to Foley, AL until 1929, right after the first Great Depression. I say first because it looks like we are heading for (already in?)another depression.
Have an interesting day!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Happy Birthday! I love you even though you are older than dirt!
Friday, February 13, 2009
The store is http://www.trashcanpottery.etsy.com Siobhan also does vases and bowls, etc. She has a couple of videos on Youtube as well and it's kind of neat to watch (to me anyway)
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLAtRDvVz_w Take a look!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Winner #1 is Deci at www.grannysheart.blogspot.com
Winner #2 is Cara at www.caramakes.blogspot.com
I want to thank everyonethat entered and I wish I could give everyone a prize! But then my nursery would be bare, the Post office girl would go,well, postal, and I would be broke from shipping things. Dang that lottery for always picking wrong numbers!
I'm so tickled to meet so many new friends! And stop by again!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Started your own blog
Slept under the stars
Played in a band
Given more than you can afford to charity
Been to Disneyland/world
Climbed a mountain
Held a praying mantis
Sang a solo
Watched a lightning storm at sea
Taught yourself an art from scratch
Adopted a child
Had food poisoning
Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
Seen the Mona Lisa in France
Slept on an overnight train
Had a pillow fight
Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
Built a snow fort
Held a lamb
Gone skinny dipping
Been to a Broadway show in NY
Ran a Marathon Been in three states at once
Ridden in a gondola in Venice (actually it was a water Taxi)
Seen a total eclipse
Watched a sunrise or sunset
Hit a home run
Been on a Cruise
Seen Niagra Falls in Person
Visited the birthplace of your Ancestors (Austria)
Seen an Amish community
Taught yourself a new language
Had enough money to be truly satisfied
Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
Gone rock climbing
Seen Michelangelo’s David
Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
Walked on a beach by moonlight
Been transported in an ambulance
Had your portrait painted
Gone deep sea fishing
Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
Kissed in the rain
Played in the mud
Been to Grace Kelley’s grave in Monaco
Gone to a drive-in theater
Been in a movie
Visited the Great Wall of China
Started a business
Taken a martial arts class
Swam in the Mediterranean Sea
Served at a soup kitchen
Sold Girl Scout cookies
Gone whale watching
Gotten flowers for no reason
Donated blood, platelets or plasma
Gone sky diving
Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
Bounced a check
Saved a favorite childhood toy
Visited the Lincoln Memorial
Pieced a quilt
Stood in Times Square
Toured the Everglades
Been fired from a job
Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
Broken a bone
Been on a speeding motorcycle
Seen the Grand Canyon in person
Published a book
Visited the Vatican
Bought a brand new car
Walked in Jerusalem
Had your picture in the newspaper
Read the entire Bible
Visited the White House
Killed and prepared my own meat
Saved someone’s life
Sat on a jury
Met someone famous
Joined a book club
Lost a loved one
Had a baby
Seen the Alamo in person
Swam in the Great Salt Lake
Been involved in a law suit
Owned a cell phone
Been stung by a bee
If you make something wonderful~Let me see! I love to see how people can take one theme and create totally different and fabulous works of art!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
First up is Il Divo which coincidentally was Mom's favorite... she would have loved this version of "Amazing Grace" http://http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtrnB4FZ-yc
Next is the Louvin Brothers...don't ask because I do not have a flippin' clue. Make Grandpa Sute happy and take a look! http://http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiAqGliq_pE&feature=related
Now, I have to tell you about the diabolical doings of Devil Dog! For those of you who do not know, Devil Dog is my puppy Angel who I was suckered into taking at First Monday. She's something else too! Here is the latest; I came home the other day to find the lower half of a squirrel carcass laying on the ground. Ewww! The last few days Angel would try to bring it in and I would shoo her out.
Yesterday, Mr. Plantfreak apparently did not notice DD when he left for work at the ungodly hour of 4:45 am. I got up and turned on the lights, looked down, and there was the squirrel butt on the floor sitting perfectly upright sans head, arms, and upper torso turned towards me! For a split second, I thought the boys were playing tricks on me...but they would never get up that early. I felt like I was in one of their stupid TV shows where the inanimate object stalks you. Mr. Squirrelbutt is now happily residing with Mr. GarbageMan...somewhere.
Hey Candy! First Monday is a gigantic flea market in Canton, Tx. It's once a month at the beginning of the month. Awesome finds! I found some old books but I wanted them to be in crappy condition so I could bear to tear out the pages. Found some old viewfinder pics, and random other little bits. It was really too early in the year. There was however some amazing furniture pieces but I was on a budget and searching for small game this time.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I'm not spending much, but I'm on the hunt for cards, old books, buttons, and old (costume) jewelry. Stuff for my crafties! I'll let you know what I find!