Saturday, April 5, 2008

HELLO!! Spring? Where Art Thou?

Spring my big foot! There is frost on the deck, a light dusting of more snow, and it is 25 degrees here! I'm getting concerned about this funky weather pattern... It's April 5th!

Come on Spring... I promise to be a good girl... here are my promises to you this garden year (if you show up, that is):
  1. I promise to mow my lawn before it's a foot tall
  2. I promise to water the grass and not let it get too stressed
  3. I will lovingly tend to all potted annuals, instead of letting them die a slow horrid death
  4. I will trim all the nasty grass/weeds that grow along the fence lines instead of allowing them to get 2 feet tall (note: this is a big promise...)
  5. I promise to rake and/or pickup the million and one pine cones BEFORE I break out Mr. Deere, instead of my 'usual' pretending I don't see them and thus, mowing over them and praying they don't break a window or knock out one of my kids after I send them flying from under the mower deck...
  6. I promise not to hit the fences with the front or rear of Mr. Deere, or the dog houses, or flower beds, or the trampoline, or the swing set, or the all the other bazillion objects that ARE IN MY WAY! Including the tree trunks... (hmm, must be why most of them lean - but I will blame it on the North prevailing winds)..
OK.. I think that's a very good list of promises... So come on Spring.. Lift this cloud cover and snow fluries... Bring on the sunshine.. Spread some love here for crying out loud!

9 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Such an adorable post. FANTASTICALLY CREATIVE!!!

Cynthia said...

Good luck with you plan....I'm not sure Spring believes you....

LOL

Dawn said...

You crack me up girl!! R U gonna get along with Mr. deer this year?/ How was the date?? ANd I did not tag you my dear, I gave you that award!!

Sandy said...

Oh you just make me laugh girlfriend! I think that's a great list of promises, but I don't know if spring actually cares....:(

noble pig said...

I think you have to burn incense and meditate then it MIght rear it's little Spring head.

Leslie said...

Oh Andi, Its trying to snow here in Utah too and I'm with you on making promises, bribery, whatever the heck it takes. I don't have a Mr. Deere, but I can certainly relate to the potted annuals dying a slow and painful death. If your promises do seem to bring on spring, let me know and I'll get started on my list, (which will probably have to include less time stamping, peaing and reading my favorite blogs...darn it!)

Debra Day said...

Good list of promises. Sort of like the old New Years Resolutions huh. Yeah, whatever. Somehow I feel I must insist that your kids wear helmuts outside when you're mowing, and kevlar vests. I hear Spring is busy having a latte break. Put your mama's love on the frost and cloud cover. Be-lee me they'll head for the hills!! LOL

Kerilou said...

Promises, promises! How's that working for you, Andi?? LOL
Keri

Jacqueline said...

Wow you American girls sure know how to put it in writing! My plants get burnt to death in the summer - that's much easier!