For the past two days I've been convinced that I am loosing my mind. I go through spurts of this every once in a while. All I gotta do is set my cell phone down in a strange place -- like on the edge of the bathroom sink -- and I go berserk for days trying to find it. I do the whole retrace my steps. I ask people if they've seen me with it. I even call the number and tell the boys we're playing a fun game of find the phone.
This time I lost a plant stand and some hanging basket cages. Weird I know. A glimpse of plant stand is pictured here. Anyway, as you know I've been a planting like I'm Farmer Jane. My hands are all dirty, I've got my new water wand, plants all in a row, but wait... where's my pretty plant stand? It was here just a minute a go.
People it is gone!
Today I gave up looking -- which included walking up and down the two streets that we straddle, searching the yards, and digging through the garage -- and called the cops. I know what you're thinking. But I also know that the cops in my little town have nothing to do anyway. So, I figured, "What the heck!" They. came. to. the. house. I'm not kidding. Cooper was thrilled. To say I was unabashedly thrilled and proud to report this theft would be a lie. I was horrified.
But, it's out there. I am not loosing my mind. It was stolen (the plant stand, not my mind).
PS -- As if showing a sign of solidarity with my missing plant stand my new water wand broke. When I turned on the water the head shot off like a bullet.
PSS -- Rather than flowers I planted tomatoes and peppers in my containers in the back. When I finished Cooper said to me, "Good job mommy, they are so cute." Veggies are cute. But secretly I think he was mocking me because he knows my inner incertitude will make it impossible for those little veggies to grow to maturity.
PHOTO NOTE: The possible future location of some grow boxes, provided the tomatoes and peppers in the containers work. Don't worry, it doesn't actually look like this. This is a before picture -- before it was landscaped -- that I love because it reminds me what procrastination leads to.