in the last couple of days, i have been faced with 2 different situations that made me scratch my head and wonder--really?!? seriously?!?
ok, first up--our new house has a side gate on the driveway that we open and close as we come and go...but sometimes, we [read:i] forget and leave the gate open. we also use the back door to let the pups in and out--hoping that someone [again, read: i] has remembered to close the gate. well, saturday was garage sale day in our neighborhood. and trust me--you took your life in your hands driving along the streets in said neighborhood. i had to go on a quick run to the hardware store [more on that in another post] around 8am--prime garage sale shopping time. cars were speeding up and slowing down up and down the street and people were walking everywhere. by the time i returned home, i was relieved to be staying put...and so i guess i was in a forgetful mood. the gate was left open. MHD decided the pups needed some fresh air and promptly let them out. we didn't think anything about it until MHD gets a phone call wondering if we were missing a short, funny-looking dog. what?!? does this look like a short, funny-looking dog to you?
i mean really! isn't my penny just the sweetest, cutest looking pup?!
now my second situation involves what i guess i should call 'my black thumb'. i love plants and flowers but for some reason everything botanical just doesn't make it if i have anything to do with it. i keep trying though. so what i really wanted to do was to try and grow an avocado tree from the pit [seed] of an avocado. now i have heard that it is easy to get them to sprout and then replant so it can grow into a tree, but that it won't produce fruit for many years. that's fine with me...i can accept that. so i rinse my pit, stick in the 4 toothpicks, and put it in a jar with water on my window ledge...
looks good, right? well, two weeks later...it looked like this--
do you see any sprouting? do you see anything? i mean really?!? don't they do this kind of experiment in grade school?
so i ditched that one and found another excuse to eat an avocado [hello? is there anything better than guacamole?] so now we have 'avocado tree--take 2'.
let's hope this one works? have any of you tried this bit of botany before? if so, do you have any tips or suggestions? i really want this to work...
no. really. seriously.