I am a true Oregonian. I love the rain. It is refreshing, it makes everything green. I truly enjoy it. But this weather is getting ridiculous! The dogs don't want to go out. I have my back fence being held up by a ladder. My daffodils are drowning. This is usually flip flop time of the year for me! This wind is making it almost impossible for my Mom and I to walk..as we get carried away (literally) by our umbrellas.
The other day the kids and I were at Fred Meyers. I saw this flower for $2.50 and I had to get it. It is a Ranunculus. Last year I bought one and totally killed it. I swear it said "full sun"--this one says "partial shade". Maybe that was the problem.
My daughter, Chantel, said "Mom, you don't have money for that --put it back". (Chantel at 13 believes she is in charge of everything that goes on in our house) So I said "you are right, I don't have a flower budget right now, but this isn't that much". As I proceeded to dig change out of the bottom of my purse I know Chantel wanted to crawl in a hole and hide. I am a firm believer that being embarrassed by your Mom builds character. Chantel has a lot of character!
You know, I find if you don't buy these sweet light pink ones when they first come into the stores then all I am ever able to find is the reds, yellows, oranges..they are pretty but I am a light pink kind of girl. I am really tempted to go back and get a white one too.
Since a ladder and a tree seem to be the only thing keeping our back fence up..I am seeing fence building in my husbands future.
I just keep thinking of what projects I could make with old fence boards--
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