Friday, May 30, 2008

Of Weeds and Watering

When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. ~Author Unknown

Gardening is a disease, I swear. As if it isn't enough to worry about my own gardens (One of which is under attack from all sides -- moles, chipmunks and deer have all but decimated my front flower garden to the point I'm tempted to dig it all up and plant grass), I worry about everyone else's.

My neighbor spent hours on Saturday planting flowers around her mailbox. She watered them in on that day, and then promptly forgot about them. Yesterday, I couldn't stand it any more...I'd ride by on my bike or walk past and see these nearly dead plants and want to cry.

So I watered them. Twice.

I also weeded another neighbors gardens while our dogs were playing.

I'm telling you, I just can't stop myself.


I got, and completed, my FLE's (Final Line Edits) for "Kitchen Matches". There wasn't much to fix, except one issue where Cori arrives in a truck and leaves in a car (whoops).

I still need to finish the short story for next week's LASR story. Judy and I have decided we're not running a short story contest again unless we have a backlog of stories! The only good thing is that next week, it's her turn!


I think it will finally be calm and warm enough today to hatch our Black Swallowtail caterpillars! Yay!! I'll be glad to get them out of the basement. I only hope they all three made it through the winter, or DD will be devastated.


Your Expression Number is 6

You have an outstanding sense of responsibility, love, and balance.

You are helpful and inclined to comfort those in need.

You have many artistic and creative talents, but you only use them to better others.

You are loving, friendly, and appreciative of others.

You have a depth of understanding that produces much kindness and generosity.

Openness and honesty are apparent in your approach to all relationships.

Sometimes, you can be too demanding of yourself.

At times, you tend to sacrifice yourself for the welfare of others.

At other times, you have trouble distinguishing between helping and interfering.

I'm okay with most of that... I'm not so sure I use my "talents" for the betterment of others. And I'm certainly not the most open person in "all" relationships. You have to get to know me before you get to know me. You know? *G*


Allie Boniface said...

You actually water, and weed, other people's gardens? Wow...

Sarita Leone said...

I'm grinning over the neighborly gardening. It's a compulsionm, isn't it? I've been known to water other people's stuff, too, but I draw the line at weeding someone else's garden. Well, usually!

We got hit by frost so I'm really happy we've got so many extra plants in the greenhouse. Thank goodness!

Have a nice weekend! :)

Dru said...

That is so nice of you to water and care for neighboring gardens.

I'm excited about the pillars. I hope they made it as well.

Your Expression Number is 7

Very intelligent, you are usually thinking, introspecting, or analyzing.

You have a good mind, and you are especially good at finding out the truth.

Very little ever escapes your observation and deep understanding.

You tend to obsess over wisdom and hidden truths.

You are likely to become a authority on any subject you undertake.

Operating on a different wavelength, most people don't know you that well.

Very logical and rational, at times you tend to lack emotion.

So much so, that you often have times coping with emotional situations.

You are not very adaptable - you may tend to be overly critical at times.

I do like to do research and analyze what I find.

Have a good Friday.

Melissa said...

Congrats on finishing the edits!

Dena said...

Hi Marianne, I came across that quote in the Readers Digest years ago, at least over ten years and love it, because it's so true.You crack me up, I can see maybe watering but weeding!! This year my sister planted some roses, we know nothing about gardening so this is an experiment since we kill our house plants. Well there was little green bugs on them,ick!Don't know what they are or what and if we should do anything?
Thats great your edits are done on KM.Hope you have a great weekend.

My expression number is 11
You tend to be associated with idealistic concepts and spiritual issues.
You have high potentials that are somewhat difficult to live up to.
You have very strong intuition and you can be a bit psychic at times.

Highly inspirational, you can lead merely by your own example.
You have an inborn inner strength and awareness that helps you advise others.
Although you have what it takes for a successful career, you belong outside the business world.

Overly sensitive and temperamental, you tend to have a lot of nervous tension.
You dream a lot, so much so that you may be more of a dreamer than a doer.
Fantasy and reality tend to get intermingled for you, and that leads to impracticality.

Tori Lennox said...

Want to come to Arkansas and make a garden for my mom? *g*

Your Expression Number is 1

You have the skills to be a top executive or businessperson. But first you must develop your natural capacity to be a good leader. You are truly original - with a creative approach to life and a very sharp mind.

You reach for the sky, and you have the potential to reach it. Assertive and straight forward, you have little need for supervision. You are self-confident, self-reliant, and courageous in your convictions.

While you sometimes fear loneliness, you prefer to be left alone. A bit self centered, you may be hard to life with at times. You also have a strong dominant streak - which can push others away at times.

I don't think I would make a good businessperson at all! Nor do I think I'm a dominant personality. (You notice I'm not saying anything about that self-centered comment. LOL!)

Brandy said...

I've mowed my neighbors lawn before, but never weeded. *G* Want to figure out what's eating my catnip outside (and no, it's not a cat!)?
Good going on the edits!

Have a fabulous Friday!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I so love your quote! And I've been incredibly lucky this spring - I think I've only had to water twice in four weeks - we've had rain just about when we need it.