One, as noted before, I am an Indiana Pacers basketball fan, so this Thursday I will be watching the NBA 2007 draft to see who gets drafted by which teams. Since Indiana traded away all their draft picks to acquire various players, none of whom are part of the team any longer, I’ll be listening to hear if they announce any blockbuster trades involving the Pacers. Won’t that be fun?!
Two, because of the ‘moderate drought’, I didn’t have to mow the lawn for nearly two weeks in the front, and three weeks in the back, meaning I’m at an all time low for number of times I’ve mowed the lawn this far into the season. This is an obscure thing and only because I keep track of when I mow the lawn, am I able to know this and share it with you. I mowed on Monday night and there were actually cobwebs on the mower when I got it out. No kidding!
Three, I stop at Starbucks nearly every morning on my way to work and get a venti unsweet iced green tea, no water, no ice, and then pour it over ice at work and drink it all day long. When I walk in the barristas don’t even ask me what I want. They just serve me my drink. But that certainly does NOT mean I’m addicted to their green tea. I could stop a-n-y-t-i-m-e. I could. Today when I stopped in they mentioned they had new products, which prompted me to ask if there were any I should try, not that I would give up my daily iced green tea. Well, one of the new products is iced white tea, with a nice blueberry bouquet. I tried it. It is pretty good. Drats. Now I have options to consider each morning.
Four, I cut down a small oak tree a few years ago because it was supposed to be a Red Oak but I think it was a Pin Oak and it was always yellow and sickly. Now these little sprouts come up from where I cut it down, reminding me that I cut down a tree. I cut down a tree. Maybe I shouldn’t have cut down that tree. But it was under-performing and I wanted to cut it down while it was still small enough for me to manage. When it sprouts like this it creates this miniature dark little forest, where I think some garden fairies might try to live.
Five, I was recently featured in my company’s employee newsletter/magazine in a feature on gardeners. I was one of three gardeners featured, and had to have my picture taken by a professional photographer for the article. Since I mentioned that when I’m not gardening, I’m reading about gardening and looking at seed catalogs, they had me bring a book to pose with. I choose “Beautiful in All Seasons – Southern Gardening and Beyond with Elizabeth Lawrence” by Elizabeth Lawrence. The person who wrote the article did enough “googling” to find my blog and the hoe collection but I wouldn’t let her mention either in the article because I have to work with the people who will read the article and have them take me seriously in a not-related-to-gardening line of work. Fortunately for me, the newsletter is not on the Internet anywhere, so don’t even think about trying to find it!
Six, there are just over six quarters until I reach a milestone birthday. That makes it seem really soon, but it’s not. It’s a long way off, it’s nearly 600 days from now. I’m trying to think of something special to do for that birthday that doesn’t scream out “she’s having a mid-life crisis!”
Seven, I have trouble tagging others for memes like this, so if you’ve read through this far, and I’ve commented on your blog before, consider yourself tagged! Even I haven’t commented on your blog, consider yourself tagged and let me know you are going to post seven random things so I can find your blog.
(The budding flower pictured above is Phlox paniculata ‘Creme de Menthe’, one of my favorite perennials in my garden.)