Monday, April 9, 2012

Coping After Cuteness

Today I am having the letdown feeling that comes with the day after a really cute holiday. Easter is the epitome of such a holiday with the gay little rabbits and lambs and bright colors. And okay, the chocolate. Today, I have been trying to keep myself from driving to the drug store to take part in the other thing that comes with the day after a really cute holiday - the chocolate sale. Oh my lord. Half price hedonism.

So instead, I took a walk around the yard for a really long time. It didn't particularly quell my desire to stockpile cheap chocolate but I took some pictures and enjoyed nature nevertheless.

While hanging laundry today, I realized that I had finally found what I want to do for a living. I want to hang laundry on a breezy line. It makes me so happy. Then I sadly realized that we don't live in a world where such a vocation exists. Hanging laundry should be a career path. Or at least a religious practice.

I was happy to see that our gardenias are starting to bloom. They're always so beautiful and we have rows of the bushes but I can never bring them inside because they get absolutely infiltrated with ants. Thus, I have to admire them from afar. Much like my dream of a successful career as a laundry hanger. Are you starting to feel sorry for me yet? My life is a series of unattainable desires. A sham.

Our sweet little deer that we got in Cave City, Kentucky.

Yesterday we went to the garden center and bought herb plants. This is another thing that makes me kind of uncontrollably happy. Mmm..Cilantro and basil and dill. There is something so satisfying about cooking with herbs from your own patio. That purple flowering plant isn't an herb but is my prize for going to the store. I'm perpetually a four year old and we can't make it out of any store without me begging for a prize at the register. Candy bar. Potted plant. Tiny keyring flashlight. Scratch-off ticket.

Every time that the Mister cuts grass, he always seems to accidentally leave one dandelion for me to make a wish upon. Yes, I wished for chocolate. What do you take me for?

Oh, Pip. I love her. I fought the urge again today to get her a little kitten friend. She's so lonely what with living with Sobu and Mishka who think that they're too cool for her. I was *this* close to taking in a little male tuxedo kitten with tiny white paws.

Okay, back to holidays. I guess, next up we'll have Memorial Day and 4th of July. Both admirable and important holidays but very short on the cute. So I went online and looked up other lesser known holidays that might be more cute to celebrate!

April 12th - Big Wind Day. I can roll this into my love for laundry on the line. I'm SO in! The rest of you...go fly a kite! Or if you're a particularly gassy person, this holiday is for you.

April 14th - National Pecan Day. Y'all know that I love some nuts! And nuts with faces? Cuter. I'll bake a pie. I'll paint a pecan and give it a name.

April 24th - Pigs in a Blanket Day. You know..those little wieners wrapped in dough? I'm all about things that look like other things so I'm on board with this one.

April 25th - World Penguin Day. Yesss! Penguins are totally cute!

May 16th - National Sea Monkey Day. You ever see that one with the tiny hair bow? CUTE!

Actual Holidays that I will not be participating in:

Reach As High As You Can Day
- will blow my back out
National Stress Awareness Day - duh. seriously?
Take Your Daughter To Work Day - I'm as barren as a breadbox.
International Panic Day - What the?
Rat Catcher's Day - Seriously. I'm not making these up.

Until next time,
x's and o's,


Rae - Say It Aint So said...

oh be still my heart, those pretty towels look so great out on the line! there was a clothes line in our backyard when we moved in, but travis tore it down immediately! And I too have a little cement deer in my yard that I bought in cave city.
i got to go to work with my mom one take your daughter to work day, and i remember being PISSED that she actually made me watch her work, when all i wanted to do was read the teen beat magazine i had just bought.

Sara In AZ said...

I completely agree about hanging laundry out on the line. I asked the Mr to put a line up for me maybe 10 years ago and I use it all the time! I esp. love hanging freshly laundered barkcloth out to dry.

Oh basil, I can't get enough basil!!! LOVE!!!!

Ummmmm yeah, count me out on Rat Catcher's Day too! hee!

SusieQT said...

I'll hire you if I ever win the Mega Ball! Seriously, I love line-dried sheets so much, if money was no object I would hire someone to change my sheets and hang them outside every single day.

Unknown said...

I am totally down for World Penguin Day!

Tami Von Zalez said...

And don't forget the discounted PEEPS! OMG - can .... not .... resist.
I extend the Easter celebration into a generic spring celebration. Right, no more cutesy holidays until, I guess, Halloween.

BEESTLYproducts said...

sea monkey day? i'm psyched. i wrote in my calendar. it will be observed!!!

SUZY8-TRACK said...

I miss being able to hang out my laundry on the line. Nothing smells fresher than that! By the way, love all your herb plants! I need to get me some of those...but I've always had a hard time keeping cilantro alive for any period of time and I'm lucky I get a week of life out of them.

Dottie said...

Shoot! I'm born one day after national Penguin Day. I will cry a thousand tears over that.

But I love the idea of putting laundry out on the line. Reminds me of my grandmother.

cheshirecat666 said...

Oh I know my Mom will be going by CVS/Walgreens/etc looking for half off Peanuts Easter items for baby boy Bryan! And anything white chocolate for herself

I'll never forget being mortified when my pals saw me hanging my mom's bras and granny panties on a clothesline when I was kid,they teased me mercilessly!

Betty Crafter said...

I thought it said International Picnic Day and was confused for a moment cause that could be kinda cute. But..oh. Panic. Not cute.
I may or may not have bought 6 Cadbury Eggs yesterday on clearance. And ate them all.

cheshirecat666 said...

Now I know you're a fan of these,so enjoy today!!