No wonder the neighbors think I'm crazy!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Today I've earned my name of "the Crazy Garden Lady of Fairview Place".
First - at around 6 am I was having my breakfast on the front porch. I recently cut down a tree in front because the frost killed it and I was trying to visualize what I wanted to do. So I went across the street to view the front of the house. Someone had parked some behemoth of an SUV right at the optimal viewing angle. So I walked around the vehicle to the other side. I must have been frowning in thought and I glanced into the interior of the monster - the windows were very dark - so I could see nothing. I resumed viewing my yard, going from one side of the SUV to the other, etc.
Suddenly I was startled by someone getting out of the SUV!! Apparently a friend of my across-the-street neighbor waiting for her to get off her shift as a Trauma nurse at the hospital (she works weekend nights at our busiest hospital - can't even comprehend what she sees!) Apparently they were going to take their German Shepards and go set trails for them - the dogs are being trained in search and rescue. So anyway - the friend thought I was stalking his vehicle because I knew my neighbor wasn't there and here's this black SUV with dark windows lurking in front early in the morning. So he thought he'd better introduce himself to me. OMG - too funny! I explained that I hadn't even noticed him in the SUV because my vision was so bad. Everyone had a good laugh.
Then a little later - my next-door-neighbor came home from walking her dogs (I am surrounded by dog owners) and I popped up out of a vine I was trimming along our shared fence and scared both her AND the dogs.
Lastly, I was trying to dig out a volunteer palm tree that was growing next to a cactus. As I yanked at the palm, I collided with the cactus getting tiny invisible spines all across the back of my neck and shoulder area. They itch something terrible so I proceeded to dance around trying to scratch that area where I was "attacked". Putting aloe on it helped. I'm thinking that cactus may have to GO! (fortunately I know someone who wants it).
So there you have it - the crazy garden lady is alive and well - if slightly itchy.