Ladies telling me how to live my life and making happy plans.

Do you use a Mac? Once you go Mac, you never go back. My Mac laptop has a SIRI button right next to the delete button. I accidentally wake up SIRI several times a day because apparently I delete a lot. She asks what I need and I usually say: I was kidding. And she always responds with: I knew that.


My car has one of those cell phone charging beds in the arm rest. I generally leave my phone charging while going about my life. When I get home or wherever and put my car in park the lady who lives in my car dashboard always tells me in her nicest voice: Your cellular device is still in your vehicle.

Listen lady, I knew that….but really, deep inside, I forgot and I appreciate you helping me. Can we install something that will remind me to bring my shopping list to the grocery store. Or, to say, not forget a sleeping kid in the backseat? Not that I’ve forgotten a child in the car, but I know it happens.

Did I tell you there is gonna be a wedding?

I’m jazzed about it all.

Can we start using the phrase Jazzed more because I really like it.

Last week THE DRESS was purchased. And now, even more good news; after much hemming, hawing, whining and debating, a venue has been decided on. You do know, that I was doing the whining part. I’m a pro. And then, to keep the good momentum going *Cue dramatic wedding background music*: A date has been chosen.

Country dumpster fire be damned, we’re on a planning streak now.

Gosh, I wish The Office was still making new episodes.

Whatcha doing this fine weekend?

Lolo has a birthday next week and since her (online) class schedule is gonna be full, we’re going to get together sometime this weekend for dunch or linner. (early dinner? Late lunch? who knows, we’re wild and crazy lately)

That’s all the nonsense for me. Wishing everyone a great weekend doing whatever it is you do when I’m not around.


Posing as Mother Nature is exhausting

Thank you all for your empathy on my Monday post. I was really sad, down in the dumps, bummed, annoyed, etc…

Lu in TN commented (Thanks Lu!) about having a similar experience and reaching out to butterfly enthusiast groups for advice. Well, wouldn’t you know that I belong to a few different butterfly groups on The Face Book. I posted in my swallowtail group about my dilemma and lots of people had ideas; I love people with ideas.

Many of them were for nurseries too far from me, (I have my limits) but one mentioned a nursery that was only 1 & 1/2 hours. I had tasks that I had to accomplish yesterday, so a 3 hour round trip trek was pushing it, but I looked it up and it was only 25 minutes from my Lolo.

I started thinking….doesn’t that kid owe me something for the undying love I’ve been shelling out for almost 27 years? Didn’t I just purchase a wedding dress for her last week? *giggle giggle*

I texted her to see if she was up for a rescue mission and of course she was on board, I mean love and wedding dress, right?

I called the nursery and they had 6 pipevines, plus all sorts of good monarch butterfly plants that I needed. One, I had always coveted, but never found locally; the elusive Giant Swan Milkweed. AKA: Hairy Balls

She face-timed me when she was there and all the plants looked great. But, they didn’t look so BIG while we were on the phone. I ordered the 6 pipevines, 2 giant milkweed plants and 2 hairy balls. 🙂

She said, are you sure? They’re big. Me: YES!

SO, we met up a while later half way from my house and half way from her house in a Cracker Barrel parking lot. BTW, are we changing the name of that place anytime soon?

It felt like the best drug deal going down in a parking lot that I’ve ever been a part of. “You got my weed?”

Ya’ll, I didn’t have one inch of space left in my fake SUV. (I think of an SUV as a Suburban, Yukon, etc….) It fit tightly in Lolo’s Yukon, but it was a crunch in my fake SUV.

This is just a portion of the weed I picked up in the Caucasian Barrel parking lot. Ignore the exposed wiring in my garage….we have yet another project this week.

I immediately carried one of the pipevines to the grave yard ,scene of the crime area where I still had some starving caterpillars. I then went on a mission and found about 12 more caterpillars wandering. This morning I found two more survivors and put them on the vine.

BTW: last night I dreamt that the vine was eaten entirely overnight.

So, I saved around 15 or so caterpillars out of the 100’s.

Will I even put these vines in the ground? maybe not. I have PTSD. I’m just gonna see how it goes and if the ones the ground can fight their way back before being devoured again.

So, I feel a bit of relief today. For now. *giggle* I exhaust myself….

How is your humpday?