I had plans, really I did. I was going to head over to my local Weight Watchers plan and - gulp! - join. That was until my friend, Sandie, called and asked if I was free today. Sure, Sandie. Diet dodged yet another day...
Sandie heard a commercial on TV about a garden show in a town about 40 miles away. Son #3 and I were game, so I picked Sandie up and we set out in my mom-mobile. It wasn't until we arrived at the site and noticed that there weren't any directional signs at the roadside - the commercial said "follow the signs." As we got closer to our destination, there was one teeny sign that said,
"Join us for Spring Garden Day
Saturday, March 10, 2007"
Uh, Sandie, you didn't hear the entire commercial did you? Did I mention that, although not formally diagnosed, this woman has ADHD worse than I do?! No biggie, though. We drive to the next town over and visit a nursery there. (At this point, I was not going home plant-less.) I bought a few things, Sandie bought a few things. You'd never know we were two days early for the garden show. :-)
I liked the nursery. The employees were attentive and helpful. When I told them that I love gardening, but I lack a plan, they suggested that I bring in photos of my garden, and measurements, and they'll help me come up with a plan. Even after I pointed out that I only buy plants a few at a time (read: don't expect me to spend hundreds of dollars at one time).
I made it home in time to plant my new purchases, and take Son #1&2 to the dentist (perfect checkups).