I have been tagged by Melanie Elissa to write down "Six Unimportant Things That Make Me Happy." Make sure you go over and check out her blog and don't miss this post where she updated a Goodwill chair. You know how I love makeovers.
Without further ado...
Six unimportant things that make me happy.
1. A Saturday to myself while the family took in a movie, a trip to the bookstore and other various and sundry things.
2. My hubby's grilling anything. He is such a marvelous cook. (well, he's not unimportant, but I am still very appreciative.) Tonight we are having a quick meal of chili slaw dogs that we didn't get to grill on Saturday. Sure they are just hotdogs, but over charcoal they are always better.
3. The flowers in my yard and the buds bursting forth on a plant that has been dug and carried from the home that my parents lived in when I was born. I thought this one had come from my grandmother, but my mom told me yesterday that it came from a home in South Atlanta that they were caretakers for in the early 1970's.
When they bought their first house they dug some cuttings and it grew in a flower bed by our front porch while we were growing up in GA. My parents moved to another city in GA just before I married and took some with them, an now I have cuttings that grow in my garden, also in GA. Soon a few pieces will make a trip to Amelia in OK. How cool is that.
A bloom about to burst on a yellow daylily. These were my husband's grandmothers.
An altromeria plant that was given to me by someone I worked with during our second year of marriage. She was a master gardener and had a beautiful yard. When we bought a house, I dug it up and carried it with us.
Butterfly weed dug out of a ditch in front of a friends property over 12 years ago.
Chaste tree that I bought for our yard after seeing one on a trip with my husband to Barnsley Gardens almost 11 years ago. It is like purple saliva on a tree.
photo taken by my daughter Chloe
My orange daylilies after a rain. A friend and I had permission to dig these up from an old homestead after the property was sold to a commercial developer.
photo taken by my talented husband
I love the history of my plants---can't you tell.
4. My camera---though I'm sure some of my family wishes that it wasn't always around. : )
5. A gallon zip loc almost full of roma tomatoes from a neighbor
6. bug spray to keep mosquitoes at bay. Even just a few years ago, I would not spray the toxic stuff on myself---now I am just not willing to be eaten by mosquitoes anymore. Most of the less toxic stuff doesn't work on me---so I use "off" most of the time or stay inside during mosquito hours.
I would love for any of you who would like to do this tag. There are so many things in our lives to look around and be happy about. Let me know if you play along. I would love to read yours.