Monday, August 1, 2005

WEEDS, old friend and crawfishing... again!

The Oompa Loompas were in rare form this evening and Dickidoo looked across the dinner table to voice his condolences to me for having to put up with them all day long during the summer.

'Have them go out and pull weeds tomorrow,' he suggested. 

'What?  And pull up what little green there is in the yard?  Are you nuts!'  I couldn't believe Dickidoo would suggest such a thing.  But then I had a wonderful idea.  'Hey, lets have the kids pull the weeds out of the NEIGHBORS yards and replant them in OUR yard!'  Bad idea, the neighbors don't have any weeds.  We already have them all!

I got in touch with a long lost friend this evening.  We used to go crabbing and strawberry picking together in Virginia, we'd turn over couch cushions looking for coins so we could buy a 3 liter jug of Carlo Rossi wine (the good stuff, with a screw on cap so you can keep it fresh in between glasses!)  And she was there when my boy Zack was born (Dickidoo was still on the plane flying in from Germany), I thought she was going to knock out a nurse or two because of the stupid mistakes they were making while I was in labor.  Ah, those were the days.  And she still sounds the same after 18 years, how does she do that?

I spent almost an hour this evening looking for a crawfish who had gone AWOL from its tank in Rocky's room.  I think it was the one named 'Gumbo'.  Or was it 'Jambalaya'?  Hey, they all look the same to me.  I finally found it under my computer desk, believe it or not.  It was safe, it got a taste of life outside of the tank which may deter any future excursions and we got Rocky's bedroom floor all picked up during the search.  I'd say all in all it was a good evening.

15 more days until school starts!


artloner said...

Good God!  How did it get out???????



mumma4evr said...

have the Ooomp Loompas come here...I have plenty of weeds to pull!

cinisoul said...

We Have plenty of weeds too! LOL

sdoscher458 said...

Remember THINGS escape.  I am overgrown with weeds, so much rain that it grows as you watch it, I'm not kidding. The last couple of weeks I have been in touch with a girlfriend that I had lost track of for the last 40 years...we talked like a couple of teenagers on the phone last Saturday...there are some things in life that are priceless....Sandi

sunnyside46 said...

a crusading crustacean!

cdittric77 said...

hang in there and you'll make it!
Peace and love,

abell1999 said...

One time when I was like 8 or 9 we had a hamster get out. I bed was a foot from the wall so I could keep all my plush toys in the crevice. So I was sleeping and dreaming one night and this strange sound wakes me up.  The stuff animals are moving around and something is making this RONK! RONK! sound. I almost wet myself. I saw those Child Play and Puppet Master movies, I didn't stick around. Of course it turned out to be the hamster crying out and shifting through the stuff animals. Even so, that ended my days of keeping plush toys there.

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jrmkiss said...

Dorn, as I passed my neighbors house today I thought of you and your percious weeds. Last year during the hurricanes a tree got kncked over in this yard. The removed the tree but left the stones that had surrounded the base. The couple that lived there have since moved. There is now a gigantic weed growing in its place. The new owners dont know that it is a weed...or if they do they don't care. It looks like a bush but those of us who knew about the tree know better. This new monster is atleast 3 feet high! No joke! lol Nichole  

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