The last five days have definitely been interesting and certainly not boring. A real smorgasbord of good and bad that’s for sure. Remember how happy I was after we finished planting all of our gardens on the long weekend? Well, I guess my hubby should have listened to me when I said it was too early to plant! Last Friday, MAY 24th, it snowed here and for three nights in a row we had frost. Needless to say, all of Mikey’s tomato and pepper plants are dead and some of my annuals are not looking very healthy either. Was it too much to ask that we might be rewarded for all of that back breaking work with a continuation of the warm temperatures? Oh well, we are going to wait a little bit longer to see if any of my wilting flowers will fight back, and then we will have to make hopefully one last trip to the garden centre :).
Saturday was pretty uneventful, probably to prepare me for Sunday. Mike and I decided to get out of the house and start shopping around for a new patio set as the chairs of our old set are starting to fall apart. We checked out a bunch of stores, picked up a few things at Costco, and then decided to hit the casino on the way home. It turned out to be my lucky day, and I won enough on a 5 cent machine to easily cover a new patio set. Wahooo!!! We left pretty soon after so that we weren’t tempted to blow my winnings and enjoyed a nice dinner out on the way home. Then I
begged bribed convinced my hubby that we should end the day off perfectly by going to the movies to see Fast & Furious 6.
The movie was amazing, but our luck definitely ran out after we left the theater when a deer ran out in the dark in front of my car. We hit her dead on, and she was thrown about 100 feet in front of our car. I have lived in the country for 25 years now, and this was my first car/deer experience, and I have to say it scared the shit out of me!! Thank goodness we were driving my Dodge Charger which sits quite high off of the ground because if it had been Mike’s car I think that deer would have been sitting in the front seat with us. The poor deer didn’t die right away, but the front end of my car definitely did :(. Now we are dealing with the insurance company, and I am driving a rental car, but at least neither one of us was hurt. Phew!! And I guess my lottery winnings will now have to go to pay my deductible. Darn!! Hopefully the next five days will be a little more uneventful.
I haven’t been very motivated to blog lately because I have been totally addicted to reading, which is not a bad thing of course, but when I was reviewing some photos tonight I found this shot from back in April which made me think back to the snow and frost from Friday and how up and down everything has been, and it made me want to write again because I am thankful to be alive to share with my blogging family. Hopefully this is the last “cold” photo that I post for a long time.