Monday, February 11, 2013

And it went a little something like this:

Last weekend while millions of people were digging out of a snowstorm, I decided to throw a little party called Yick Yuck Blah. But after reading the news and the stories of other bloggers whose gardens were under several feet of snow, I realized I needed to have a quick talk with mySelf.

And it went a little something like this:

Self: Girl, I heard you threw yourself a party because you have too much blah.


Me: I'm tired of blah. Everything is brown, brown, brown. I miss my garden.

Self: Well, moaning and groaning about it isn't going to make spring come any sooner. At least you can find your garden! You know what I'm about to say...


Me: Hey, I'm still getting over the last can you opened on me. Put that away!

Self: Alright then, but you know what you need to do...


Me: Got it!

Self: Now get out there and find some beauty in all that blah. After all, your garden could look like this:





I bought these hyacinths on sale at the grocery store. It's like having spring on my windowsill.



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  1. I AM having a pity party. We still haven't found a house to buy (someone is being a tad too picky) which means I have NO garden. I had no idea I could feel so bereft. I feel lost. I ache for a patch of soil to call my own. I say go ahead and whine.

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    1. He needs to remember he's not the only one the house is for. :o) Go ahead and cry. If I didn't have my garden I'd be right there with you.

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    2. To be fair, I visit potential houses several times to see where the sun hits at different times, which probably drives him and the realtor crazy.

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  2. Ha! Someone has been hanging around on Pinterest! I wonder if Target sells Cans o Whoop Ass? Next time I'm in there I'll have to take a look.

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    1. I don't have a Pinterest account, actually. I barely have time to blog. :o) But I once took a big juice can and covered it with a piece of paper that said "Can of Whoop Ass" and gave it to one of the secretaries at a school I used to work at. It never gets old and has no expiration date.

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  3. Man, you're tough! Remind me never to whine when you're around.

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    1. LOL! I'm tough but tender! :o) I have my boo-hoo days like everyone else.

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  4. Haha, I like the snowcone on top of the house. :)

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    1. I thought that picture was awesome. :o) How's your head?

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  5. The grass is always greener, I guess...unless you get a record snowstorm. Whining is allowed, though, if it helps you get through the winter. Sometimes I think the white is nicer than the brown and gray--except that it prevents any gardening whatsoever! Fun post. Thanks!

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    1. I assure you there is absolutely no gardening happening here right now. I prefer snow over all the brown, at least until my dogs pee all over it. Then it gets pretty funky. But I have tiny pops of green peeking through the mulch and a few small plants never went dormant, which I appreciate. :o) At this point, I don't think any of us are truly whining. We're just venting our frustrations with the weather.

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  6. I am not a whiner at all, but I do feel like whining a bit now, we have had seriously cold weather the last 4 weeks, and yesterday we got snow, again! It's almost gone today, as it rained all day, so no gardening today either. I have gardening withdrawal symptoms!!

    Loved your photos, and yes, there's always someone who has it worse - but....does that make it better? Hmm, that one doesn't really work for me :-)

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    1. I totally understand. A person's emotions aren't any less valid just because someone else has it worse. I am so eager to get back into the garden, I'd be happy to pull weeds if any were growing! :o)

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  7. Just because you have a headache and the Northeast has a brain tumor doesn't mean that you don't hurt too! You Jr. High teachers are tough man! Do you know where the house picture was taken? Amazing!

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    1. I love that analogy! It gives me a whole new perspective on the matter! Some many sides to one subject. :o) All I know about the house is that I found the picture on Google Images. As far as being tough, I'm much tougher on myself than anybody else, although my two kids may disagree with me!

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  8. This post is rather hilarious. You have the snow and the browns to moan but sometimes I whine too when it gets unbearably hot and humid. So the next time I begin to whine I must stop and remember that at least my garden is green all the time :) Thanks for helping me to change my perspective on things.

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    1. Six months from know we'll all be moaning about how hot we are. :o)

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  9. They Hyacinths are a bright bit of sunshine to hold you over until Spring.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  10. Ah, yes, seeing things with new eyes. Hard to do, but so rewarding. And kind of a surprise when you learn to appreciate something you were just so bugged about before. Still, hard to do.

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    1. I can see my garden and right now that is definitely to be appreciated. :o)

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  11. You're quite right Tammy, when we all think we have it bad, there are always others far worse off than we are.
    It's nice when we can spare a good thought for others, and wish good things to come their way.

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    1. Can you imagine snow in Barbados? That would be a shock to all the cruise passengers! I hope only good things come your way! :o)

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  12. This post is so funny! I've said it before but I love your sense of humor! I'm so tired of cold, windy, gloomy days.....wouldn't it be okay if I whine just a little bit!!?? I'll go into the closet where no one can hear me! I'm really looking forward to spring!

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    1. Go ahead and whine!! Good bye winter, hello spring!

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  13. Yep, that's what we New Englanders have had to do: find beauty in the blah. 'Preciate your empathy, Tammy. Good product, that Whoop Ass.

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    1. . . . and thanks very much for the Garden Love you posted at the top of your blog. It makes me feel warm and better. Cheers on you.

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    2. You are so welcome! :o) I've never known Whoop Ass not to be effective.

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  14. I really laughed when I saw the house buried in snow. We didn't get quite that much snow, but after hours of shovelling, it sure felt like we did. I love the Proust quote you ended with.

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    1. That Proust quote is one of my favorites. It's so wise and true. :o) The house picture makes me laugh, too. It's so surreal.

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  15. That house under the snow is hilarious! I think all we gardeners need a little "tough love" to get us through these last few weeks of winter!

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    1. I keep reminding myself that I'm in the final heat of this race. :o) My tulip bulbs are popping up as are my daffs. Woo-hoo!

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  16. Do you have any spare Whoop Ass? My Blahs are stubborn this year!
    Very funny post x x x

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    1. I always keep a can of Whoop Ass handy. It's part of being a mom and teacher. ;o) You never know when you're going to need it.

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  17. Love it! And I thought we had a lot of snow! LOL! Hang in there! Cheers~

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    1. I don't have any snow right now but there's a strong chance we'll get a few flakes Thursday night. The picture is so absurd I had to use it. :o)

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  18. Can I do some whining for you? We've got snow again today and more coming this weekend. It's too stormy for me to even get outside and snowshoe for heavens sake! If I'm going to have winter at the very least I should be able to get out and enjoy it.

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    1. Go ahead and whine!! Cry and yell if want. I'd go crazy cooped up in the house. Have you ever heard of an annual called ammi majus? I'm adding it to my garden this summer and thought of your garden when I was drooling over it. It seems like it would fit right in. It looks like Queen Anne's Lace but doesn't take over. :o)

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  19. I support your "self" as my garden is covered with snow :-). It will be snowing tomorrow, this weekend, don't know when it will end. But, whee did you get that middle picture of that house with snow everywhere? Is that a true picture?

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    1. It's a real picture I found on Google images but I wouldn't be surprised if it's a toy house that was left in the yard and then covered in snow. I put it on my post because it's so ridiculous. We're forecast for snow Thursday night and I hope it's true. I love snow!

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  20. Really, there is nothing better than a bit of a pity party once in awhile, especially in the middle of a dreary winter.

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    1. Sometimes a big boo-hoo gets it out of your system. :o)

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  21. Your awesome! Thanks for the chuckle!!!

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  22. Every blog I click on lately is full of spring flowers, it's been a real test of my patience to hang on because we're still under a few feet of snow (in fact it's snowing big fat snowflakes as I type this!) Soon enough we'll all have flowers to enjoy!

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    1. No snow here - just rain. No flowers either except for my grocery store hyacinths. Part of what I'm excited about is to see all the changes I made last fall. I want to know what it all looks like together. :o)

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  23. Tammy, I love your hyacinths, their roots are pretty as their flowers!
    We have plus temp, but snow doesn't melt! Spring will come,it's obviously!

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    1. You're right about the roots! They are beautiful in their own way. :o)

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  24. Tammy, have you been to my garden? I mean that snowy picture must have been taken there...Have a great Valentine's Day, Tammy!

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  25. Pity party for one....love it! yes, we all could find someone whose situation is worse than ours. Yes, count your blessings that yours is not the house buried under all that snow.

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