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.
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,