Monday, May 21, 2012

Flower planting, black fly bites and a slight concussion...

So how was your weekend?? Mine was interesting to say the least.
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First, I planted all my annuals. Yippee! I went with a red, white and blue color scheme. But as I was planting all my flowers, the black flies chased me around our land with tiny knives and forks with napkins tucked under their chins. Yes, I hosed myself down with that "Fly Spray" but it didn't stop those lil' vampire b*st*rds from chewing on me. I was a bloody mess. But wait, there's more...

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A few years back, my hubs found an old, rusty, heavy metal rod in our barn. He bent it into a cool looking shepherd hook for me to hang flowers on.
I decided to move it from the front of the house to the back. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, not for this accident prone gal. As I leaned over to jam it into the ground with all my might, you would think I made sure the hook was facing away from me.

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You would have thought wrong. As I jammed it into the ground, the hook came right down on the back of my head.

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I can attest those Looney Tune cartoons are correct. Stars and birdies really do circle around your noggin.

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After my sweet hubs checked me over and saw that I was still in the vertical position, he got me an Advil and an icepack. He then proceeded to read me the riot act about how I shouldn't do stuff like that, how he worries about me and how I'm going to give him a heart attack. When he goes off on a tangent I tend to tune him out and hear Mrs. Donovan, Charlie Brown's teacher. "Wah, wah, wah, wah, wah wah..."

I know he worries about me but the bottom line is I was fine, just had a headache. It'll take a lot more than a doink on the head to keep me down.
Besides, this new knot on my noggin matches the permanent one I got when I was hit by a car crossing the street in my early twenties. **doink**

But the best part was as I laid on the couch with the icepack, I really enjoyed our new windows! ((giggle))

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Happy Monday everyone!! Have a terrific week!
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10 comments:

Raymond Homestead said...

Oh my gosh! Glad you are ok! I love the way you told the story, so funny!

Judi Hunziker said...

Great story telling, glad you made it thru to tell it! :)

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

OMGoodness. You poor thing. I must admit reading this I thought, this sounds like me. I'm always hurting myself. ;)
I think that tuning out thing is a well crafted talent. I've learned it quite well over the past 25 years! LOL!
Glad to hear your okay though. Try not to work too hard today.
Hugs,
Tam

Cindi said...

Awww I am so sorry about your owie! We have those black flies here too but not nearly as bad as you do, ouch! Love your pictures. Take care of yourself and have a great week.
Be blessed,
Cindi

tj said...

...Oh my goodness, if that doesn't sound just like something I would do! *giggle* So glad to hear you're okay tho'. And yes, I agree, looking at those windows would make anyone feel better - beautiful! :o)

...Your photos are gorgeous Karin! Your place really should be featured in a magazine. Seriously.

...And I tip my hat to Mr. Peanut for taking such good care of Mrs. Peanut - good job Mr. P.! ;o)

...Enjoy your day!

...Blessings :o)

tj said...

...Oh my goodness, if that doesn't sound just like something I would do! *giggle* So glad to hear you're okay tho'. And yes, I agree, looking at those windows would make anyone feel better - beautiful! :o)

...Your photos are gorgeous Karin! Your place really should be featured in a magazine. Seriously.

...And I tip my hat to Mr. Peanut for taking such good care of Mrs. Peanut - good job Mr. P.! ;o)

...Enjoy your day!

...Blessings :o)

~*~Birdy~*~ said...

LOLOLOL~*~ You are so funny!! You make me smile!! Have you seen the guy who steps on a rake and it hits him in the head~~ I did that years ago~ I laughed so hard thought I was gunna pee my panties~~ AND I did it in front of my daughters boyfriend~ Glad you are Ok!! I love your Beautiful Windows Peanut!! Hugs ~ Birdy

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

well glad you didn't add a "gash" to you noggin and it was only a "doink"..love the photos you shared..your yard must look so cute with all the fun stuff there..hope your head is feeling okay and have a great rest of your week;)

lori said...

where did you find the cute black bird sitting on the fence?

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Thanks, guys! ♥ I could write about about my "near misses" throughout my life. I guess the good Lord above isn't quite ready for me yet. :> )
Hey Birdie, I've done the rake thing too! But I was alone and still laughed at myself hysterically! ((giggle))
Lori, I bought that soooo many years ago. I want to say I purchased it at Joann's, but I'm not 100% sure.

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