Friday, May 22, 2009

Disheartened but not Defeated

Remember the hanging flower basket I got on Sunday?

For $5.00?

The one I was afraid someone would steal because they stole it twice before?

Well Joe was gonna rig up something to make it thief proof but we didn't get around to getting it done on Sunday. So every night I was bringing it inside for the night.

Last night we had a pet sitter come over to meet our dog, and I decided I wanted it to look pretty for when she came so I left it outside.

Guess who forgot to bring it in?

That would be me.

And guess what was missing off our front porch when Joe and I left the house for him to take me to work this morning?


I was so mad! Seriously.

I'd say how I really felt but this is a family blog.

Who does this? Who repeatedly steals something off of someone's front porch in the middle of the night multiple times?

The city I live in is on the list of Top 10 safest cities in America.

Safe my A**!

Like I said, this morning I was so angry. But as the day went on my anger turned to disappointment.

I am so bummed. I even shed a couple of tears over it at lunch. (Lame. I know.)

I don't live in a house. I don't have a front yard where I can plant flowers and spend the day watering and gardening.

All I have is a front porch, where I can put 2 (yes, only 2) potted plants and one hanging basket.

Is it too much to ask that I have a basket of flowers hanging on my porch? Is it?

I was feeling defeated. I was ready to throw in the towel.

Then Joe came to pick me up from work. On the way home he sailed right past the toll road. I asked him where he was going. He said "You'll see."

A few minutes later he pulled into the parking lot at Lowe's.

I said "Oh no. We're not wasting our time(or money) again."

He replied "But I have an idea."

A half hour later we were walking out of there with some new flowers and a plan.

Behold my new hanging flower basket:
Perhaps you need a closer look:
Ahhhhh..........I'm feeling much better now.

P.S. It is 8:00 on a Friday night and we are watching Wall E.

We really need to have some kids already.



Jill said...

People can be so unreal these days....
Good luck with your flowers tonight girl!
Hugs, Me

Rhonda said...

People suck. I'm glad that Joe had an idea to solve the problem, but I'm sorry that you had to resort to that.

Snowflowers Mum said...

I would post a little not on this basket...I'm pretty aren't I...keep your f'n fingers off!

but then I'm like that.

you are nicer.

Debz said...

Smart thinking, that should work!
......I might have been inclined to have a live ground wire attached myself....that would shock 'em in more ways than one!
But that's me...and like your last commentor are nicer. word verification was "harch" lol!

Briana's Mom said...

LOL! Now that will keep it on the porch! People are so mean. You shouldn't have to chain your basket to your porch.

Carrie said...

I would be pissed-stay on your front porch with a gun!