Do You Remember That One Time I Had a Blog?
I can't believe that Blogger hasn't kicked me to the curb.
Apparently, no one is monitoring
I'm giving it another shot.
I got a call from an old friend the other day.
She told me I needed to start blogging again.
I began giving excuses as to why I no longer posted.
"I only have my iPhone to take pictures with."
"It's too time consuming."
"Sometimes I don't feel like commenting on other blogs
and it's bad blogger protocol to write posts and not
comment on other's blogs."
(Yes, I'll admit it, I still look at each of your blogs
and I don't comment because I'm lazy
and I don't want you to know I've been there.)
This is not nice and I take full responsibility for my actions.
(I probably won't change)
For those of you that follow me on Instagram
you are all caught up with my life
and don't need to read any further.
Have a nice day.
For everyone else, all 2 of you,
here's what's going on around here.
Spring has sprung in Phoenix.
We had a very mild winter unlike many of you out there.
This I know because I read your blogs.
And didn't comment.
Even though you probably needed
to hear some words of encouragement.
Sometimes, I'm a douche canoe.
We had an issue with roof rats.
(not my rat)
These are somewhat common in the Phoenix area.
They love to eat the citrus off the trees.
Many of them make their way into attics.
We were fortunate that our attic was sealed very well
and didn't have any in ours.
They were living in our orange tree though.
This pic was taken the day we moved in and
everything was overgrown.
You can see the grapefruit tree on the left and the
orange tree on the right.
This orange tree had been planted right up against the house
so trimming it was not an option.
It had to go.
I will miss my fresh squeezed juice.
After the orange tree was brutally mutilated,
the rats moved into our huge grapefruit tree.
Since it was not near the house,
we were able to trim it up and get all the fruit off it.
The rats moved on to the neighbors.
This made me happy.
(Douche canoe, remember?)
Brian was little sad because he really enjoyed
sitting on the patio in the evening
and shooting them out of the tree with his BB gun.
They kind of scream when you hit them.
You can see why he's bummed.
We've been digging up old ugly bushes
and planting new pretty ones.
I think we are really going to enjoy this
Yellow Bell as it grows.
We have some purple Lantana around the pool
but decided to get some red that will provide ground cover
under the Yellow Bells.
See Facebook friends?
I told you that you needn't continue.
We are having the front yard tree trimmed today.
This picture was also taken the day we moved in.
The tree is much bigger now.
I'd take a picture of it for you
but I'm not getting dressed to go outside
and no one really cares what my tree looks like.
Am I right, or am I right?
I'll catch you up on more stuff tomorrow.
In the meantime,
Happy Birthday to my amazing husband.
You spend way too much time sitting on the couch.
You have no idea how to load a dishwasher.
I've been waiting for 3 months for you to replace the light
in the garage.
You snore like a wart hog.
You leave your beard trimmings in the sink.
All in All,
you're perfect for me.