Your 'Southern Women' thread kept me entertained for a good bit yesterday. Everytime the dogs and I got too hot outide we'd come in and laugh a little more in the AC. But I didn't see one of my favorite Southernism:
When things are going well, you're "standin' in tall cotton."
MDH and I just moved to TN from FL in March so I don't yet consider myself a true southern woman. But my parents are from TN and VA so I'm hoping my southern roots will eventually take hold. And before I forget, thanks for the welcome Judy. How on earth did you know I finally subscribed yesterday?
Thanks ginni. That pic is of MePesky Miss Maxine. Lately known as "skunk dog". She had a serious run in with a skunk in early July and, despite many baths with skunk deoderizers of all kinds, still has a distinct odor about her when wet. The rascal steals down to the creek that borders our property every chance she gets.
ROFL it's been awhile since I've seen any of that wet stuff. But the heavens may be answering my prayers at this very moment... I just heard thunder!(Black scaredy-cat dog is cowering at my feet.) Koncking on wood but we sure could use a good soaker!
On a mowing break here.
Go Big Daddy go! I am cheering you on! What a good husband you've got there Judy.
MDH Dennis is not a gardener but he does like gadgets. He installed a zoned irrigation system in FL but now his only concern is the darn sod. I keep telling him NOTHING can kill this grass. Its the perrenial beds and the veggies that need assistance.
Bob just finished with the last of the 7rotating sprinklers, the kind with spikes to push into the ground, but he put 2 of them in a metal pipe he had pounded into the ground so they would be high enough to water the brugs. If anyone else is going to do this the Gilmore Rotating sprinkler is the best. We only have one of those but they are well worth the money.
PS I checked Gilmore's website and evidently they don't make the one we have any longer, too bad!!
I am new to DG. My name is Charlie, I live in Drummonds, TN..I have lotz of kids, animals, and flowers...a hubby...and lest I forget, my brother also lives with us. LOL!
I see by going thru the list, many of you live near me!
I would love to know if there is a flower swap coming up!
Hi joytoy...love that name! Welcome! We'd love to hear about your garden, your critters and even the hubby/brother. lol
Yes the Midsouth PlantSwap is coming up on Sept 23rd in Tupelo MS. (It will be my first and I am soooo looking forward to it!)
Here's the thread http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/623603/
So glad to be here! I have 17 (nope this is not a typo) kids at home. I am an adopting parent of special needs and high risk children. My hubby is a Public Defender for Tipton county. He married me and 21 of my children six yrs ago. We have a goat, named Billie Bob..three dogs, Precious, Lady & Tweety, a cat named *Nacho*, a couple of cockateils, and two horses that are here for foster care..and a 79 year young, Mother's Helper, named Gwanny! She is out best buddy! She is also a gardener! I used to plant just veggies, but for the past two years I have been planting flowers. I belong to a yahoo gardening group...mostly comprised of folks from MI...gets lonely for me when they have a Swap...LOL!
...My screen name is for my daughter Joy, she was my toy...she is now in heaven
Hi joytoy. Welcome to the Mid-South forum! We've had this forum since about last March, and we've all just jumped in here and become good friends. Please do consider coming to the Round Up in Tupelo! The more the merrier!!!
I pray ...A Lot! LOLLLL!
Actually I am retired Army...I pushed 250 MEN...what's a handful of kids?? I thank the tax payers of the US for their support...and took all the training the Army could dish out..That's what the mlitary can do for young people..LOL!
It is a thing of mind over matter. Gardening is my personal time when I can talk to God..no kid in my house is gonna come out and help...it's too much WORK...LMAO
I want to be able to go to the Swap...I can share what I have and I think we will all be happy! Diggin up a few buddies to go too!!
love and hugzzzzz
the pic is GWANNY, her son, SANTA, and a FEW of my brood
WOW...what a TRIBE! Well you certainly do have a good attitude. Makes perfect sense about your gardening quiet time. Something about being out there with your hands in the earth...or perhaps its because I'm on my knees. lol
My older sister is an ex-army captain. Now she's doing the same job in civil service. BOSSY! But then that may not be "army" that may just be a trait of "older sisters".
Looking forward to meeting you at the swap. We must all remember to wear name tags. Bless you again for all you do for your tribe.
joytoy Charlie, I was thinking about the term retired-army vs ex-army and had to join you in a good laugh. I daresay, Most people wouldn't consider taking care of a house, husband, Gwanny, 17 kids, miscellaneous critters and a garden, RETIRED anything. ROFL If I only had half your energy!
What's life without a litte pizazzz?? LOL
Lord knows, I never ever have a dull moment..this week...one of the grown kids flooded downstairs... the bathroom ...the sitting room, doll room, and a bedroom...thankfully it was all clean water!! If I got mad, I would never had gotten done..it was time to re arrange the doll room..and I was planning on shampooing those carpets this week anyway...LOL..
Oh, I was down on my knees, talking to God..a lot..for three days..I reminded Him, I couldn't swim & my name wasn't NOAH!
I just decorate in Primative & Shabby Chic..it's so ME! ROFL!
Before hurricane Katrina I didn't actually do it but I could have cussed every time I had to clean house. After hurricane Katrina I was thanking God I had furniture for the dust to land on when so many didn't have anything left. You have to learn to roll with the punches or you get hit in the face.
A Southern woman can say anything about someone as long as she adds, "Bless their Heart," at the end. ie: "He sure does like sleep a lot". bless his heart, or, "She sure is popular with the fellows, bless her heart." lol