Tuesday, October 10, 2006


You Are Grape

You are bold and a true individual. You are very different and very okay with that.
People know you as a straight shooter. You're very honest, even when the truth hurts.
You are also very grounded and practical. No one is going to sneak anything by you.
People enjoy your fresh approach to life. And it's this honesty that makes you a very innovative person.

What Color Purple Are You?

Well, not too far off, but I do try to keep my more direct observations to myself (or blog them)!
Yesterday went okay- the draft outline of the script I was waiting for Sunday night never arrived. Instead, she sent me the "playbill" with generalized baloney about being "a highly trained & integrated staff, committed to improving the corporate culture..." yada, yada, yada; can you guess who just started the MBA program? Anyway, I came in early Monday morning, cornered her as she walked in to get the script- "What do you mean- you never got the script? I'm sure I sent it to you last night! I'm so sorry, you poor thing, you thought I'd hung you out to dry," etc, etc. I literally snatched it from her hand & worked on it throughout the day- our portion wasn't scheduled until after lunch break, so we did a quick talk through in her office while eating. Fortunately, she remembered to bring the props she promised, but since I was "more familiar" with what was written, I did 90% of the talking. It seemed to go over okay- a few chuckles & nodding of heads, but by that point, everyone was ready to get out of there, so I'm not sure how much got through. Being the artist I am, (read anal perfectionist) I spent the evening & dream time rewriting everything I said, remembering the stuff I left out, & generally fusting over how much better it could have been if I had had more time! I know- its over, let it go- but I'm too compulsive about my writing- why do you think I only post 2 or 3 entries a week? I have to work on them to make them my idea of "right".
I guess Chris has decided the growing season is over- I'm not exactly sure why, since it is still in the 80's during the day & it's not freezing at night yet- but he pulled out the cucumber plant this weekend & the squash vines this morning. He left in two of the tomatoes, which are covered with fruit in various states of ripeness, & the 3 color string beans, but the rest of the bed is empty. I'm slightly annoyed that he didn't consult me about pulling up the plants, but what is done is done. Besides, he has to dig up all the allium bulbs & morning glories he's let take over along the fences in front yard, because they are sucking the life out my fern grove (a gloried name for a shady corner) & killed my white bleeding heart! When I was at
Alden Lane a couple of weeks ago, I saw a cool tableau with palm ferns, coleus & pansies that I'd like to do in that area. I've also been brainstorming some greenhouse-type coverings for the veggie bed, so I can start lettuce, spinach, carrots, & maybe a small tomato plant & some bell peppers for the winter. This is one of the things I love about our area of California- with some care & planning, you really can grow thing all year round, since it doesn't snow & rarely gets below freezing; I just need to design the covering to protect from night-time frost & the wind.
I need to go find Poppy now; she has a vet appointment for her 1-year booster shots & it might take me a while to persuade her to go in the carrier. Funny thing is, if I leave the carrier out, she & Dahlia will spend all day going in & out, playing hide & seek (more like hide & attack unsuspecting passersby’s) but when I need to take them somewhere… it becomes the rack, guillotine, & Iron Maiden combined. Cats- go figure!


Stefaneener said...

Smart cats, eh? Sorry about the garden. I'm still hanging on to mine.

Charity said...

So you're Grape, eh? I'm Dark Purple! :0)

Glad to hear you survived the skit, and sorry to hear about your garden!

Texas Mammie said...

Man, I lost the whole ^%*^*ing comment. Grrrr...ok, I'm grape, too. More to follow.


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nejyerf said...

i'm grape too!!

i'm so envious that you can have a garden in the fall/winter. i had to bring all my potted plants in. including the begonia. i'm hoping that it will survive the winter on my windowsill. the geraniums will do fine being the hardy girls that they are.

pansies are my favorite!

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