Recently a friend posted on her Face Book page she had some daylilies and if anyone wanted them to come on by and get some.
I talked to my mom and asked because I though the front yard could use a little color in the garden and she whole heartedly agreed.
Of course I would go get them, dig them up and replant them.
That sounds So SIMPLE!
The reality is I went and dug up the plants 2 days ago.
I didn’t think I dug too many up and had put them in 2 bags, one for mom and I and another from another set of friends.
I was sore in places I forgot I had muscles! I was feeling all “nature girl” or something.
I gave my friends theirs on Sunday afternoon on the way to family dinner and had put ours in the yard. I knew they’d be fine for a day or two.
Monday was not a good day. No flower planting.
Tuesday, today, I woke up thinking “I got this.”
I tend to be delusional at times and this is so one of those times!
I go out into the yard where I originally thought I would plant them. Realizing they may not get enough sunlight at all, I changed locations to the front flower bed where there was a gap and a fabulous spot for my flowers!
So I start digging. And digging. And cutting away the cloth laid down years ago to control the weed population. I got 4 good holes dug. Then I went around and got the flowers.
After looking at the plants I realized there were way more than I thought and were clustered together. I needed more holes!
So I cut the fabric and started to get my shovel for more holes when I feel a piercing pain in my foot. I won’t lie. I hollered out a word not fit for small children to hear!
I thought I had been stung or somehow had gotten a sharp rock in my shoe. Nope, the “tacks” they use for the “weed cloth” was in my foot and a lovely shade of crimson was now showing on my foot!
Mentally I did the math and I am good on the tetanus shot (less than 5 years), however it Hurts!
So now I am hobbling in the house to “treat my wound” and feel sorry for myself! Only 5 minute pity party allotted today though!
But this is Life so I have to Suck It Up!
I am taking a small break and thought I would check emails, my posts, etc and see what’s happening in general in the virtual world and realized I could do a post about this.
In life, you plan to just “plant some flowers”, use that for whatever you need to do (organize, clean, plan a party, whatever), but somehow the time constraints and plans you put into place don’t always work out the way you want them to.
Heck Life sometimes just won’t Allow it to happen no matter what you do!
But remember you have a choice in Many things.
You have a choice in how you handle your situations.
For me, I am going to hobble back out there, get my holes dug and plant those flowers!
Hoping of course they live, this is my life after all, I am looking forward to seeing those beauties for years to come.
Because no matter how hard it turned out or how long it takes me, those flowers are worth it!
As are a lot of things in life we don’t want to take the time to do because it becomes more difficult than we expected. Those things are most likely worth it. We don’t need anymore regrets so don’t give up easily!
Always remember to keep hope alive!
Have a fabulously graceless Tuesday my friends!
My gracelessness is already shining bright today!