Monday, May 30, 2011

MY NAME IS CINDI

and I am an addict.
I'm addicted to flowers!
I'm trying to be FRUGAL so when I saw an ad for a weed whacker at a special LOW LOW price I ran right over to the Hardware/Garden Center. My weed-whacker had bitten the dust last year and this was a Name Brand one with a 2 yr warranty and a 30 day guarantee. But after scrutinizing it carefully, I realized that the type of "line" it needed was not so easy to get. They carried everything for all makes and models except this one.....
Hmmm, I thought to myself that they are probably going to clearance it out in another month and then it will disappear and I will be left with a "problem". So I decided against it. (I will make sure to scour the Estate Sales for one.) This was obviously not meant to be. I walked away sad, thinking about how I would have to hand pull all those pesky weeds. With head hung low, I walked out through the Garden Center.
I felt the warm air on my face and the blood rushed to my head.
FLOWERS!
I felt like SKIPPING.
My weed whacker money was burning a hole in my pocket!
One 2.5 gallon Yellow Rose marked down to $15.50 , 2 white rose bushes at $3.00 each and 2 phlox reduced to $1.00! How could I NOT?!?
As I drove home I stopped at another Garden Center. I couldn't stop myself!
I bought teeny tiny perennials for my Fairy Garden that I want to create...for $1.00 each.
Then a couple of 4pks of annuals to fill in some spots.
Then I started to feel guilty. This wasn't just Weed Whacker money....
now I was dipping into lunch  money, which made me think of food.
So I bought 2 tomato plants, a watermelon plant and a white pumpkin plant.
I'm broke. I'll be taking cheese sandwiches to work for lunch this week!
I wonder if there's such a thing as Flowers Anonymous?

7 comments:

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

If you can just make it through this week and those cheese sandwiches....it will all be worth it. You'll enjoy the flowers especially the roses for years to come.

An Urban Cottage said...

You're not alone! I've done the same thing. It's so easy to get carried away. Sounds like you got some good bargains though. Cheese sandwiches aren't so bad.

yoborobo said...

Cindi - when is the next meeting of Flowers Anonymous? LOL! I am the same way. As a matter of fact, I am thinking about heading over to my local garden center to buy a couple more rose bushes. I found this type that can actually GROW here. It's a home improvement thing, right? I mean, I have to, don't I? Wanna come? hahaha! You have fun with those flowers, and I happen to love cheese sandwiches. xox Pam

Georgina said...

Cindi, you're hilarious!! I love the fact you love flowers and plants...I envy your love and lust for such things. I personally hate gardening. When I was a kid, I was the designated weed puller because my sis and 2 younger bros were "allergic!!" Phooey!!! I would go out in the hot West TX heat of summer and pull all those nasty milk weeds. When I was done, my hands were swollen, a reaction to the weed, but I wasn't "allergic," and sticky from that milky sap from the weeds.

So to this day, the only gardening I do is in clay pots...that's it!! Thankfully, my hubby is in the green bidness, so our lawn is take care of and he likes growing the tomatoes, which aren't looking too good right now...we're in a serious drought and as soon as we water everything, the hot blowing wind dries it up...it's a pisser!!

So enjoy your green thumb and those cheese sandwiches. I love cheese sandwiches!! LOL Have a great day and hugs to Blue from me!!

xxoo,
Georgina

sassypackrat said...

I say as long as they make you happy, it's probably worth it!

Mundo Mundaca said...

Relax dier friend.!
Flowers are good for the soul, gladden our hearts and beautify our home.
I think it was money well invested.
I loved every photo.
thanks for sharing.
xoxoxoxox
yasmin

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

:-) :-) :-) Been through that too :-) Well cheese sandwiches isn´t that bad to be honest :-)

Have a great day!

Christer.