Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I Feel Pretty


(sing along with me - tune from West Side Story)

I feel pretty.
O so pretty.
I feel pretty and gritty and, HEY!
And I pity any
downwind today.
(la la la la laa la la laaa la la!)

Guess what I spent the morning doing?

After applying liberal amounts of bugspray and sunscreen, I braved the Kansas summer elements and ventured out into our wild, untamed outdoors. Well, at least the weeds are wild and untamed. And, of course, the chiggers.

First I saved our young corn and green beans from being assimilated (sorry, Evil Weeds - you shall not win today!). Then I poisoned the poison ivy that was growing near the house. HA! That felt really good. Then I gave the puppy an emergency bath after he romped through the freshly sprayed ivy patch. Next I planted a flat of Vincas outside our front door. I always plant Vincas there every year because that's what was growing when we moved in, and hey, why mess with success?



Then I shot this cool looking moth on our porch.


Lastly I treated myself to a manicure, using only the finest natural, organic products.


I feel yucky.
Oh so yucky.
I feel yucky and mucky and sore.
And I really hope
that I can crawl to the door.
(la la la la laa la la laaa la la!)

6 comments:

Mama Pea said...

Hahaha! Had to laugh out loud at your post. We be sisters in grit today! I just came in from the garden to take a quick shower before a 4 o'clock appointment. I think I look a little dirtier than you do . . . plus there seems to be an . . . let's see, how shall I say it? An aroma in the air around me. :o)

MrsMama said...

You should have got a picture! I figure if people see me at my worst, any other time they will say, "Dang Girl - you look good!" :)

Good for you - there is something satisfactory about hard work in in the garden! It might be hidden under several layers of grime, but still.... ;)

Jen said...

Girl, you are taking this self portrait challenge a little too far. I don't know if I can get gritty and then show myself.

Even at your so called worst, "Dang girl - you look good!"

Loved this post!

idreamicanfly said...

Hey ho, another photo of you! Fantastic. I love the combination of the sexy lipstick and the mud. Very you. :)

MrsMama said...

Thanks Jo! I didn't have makeup on, but a lot of magenta came out in processing.

But I DO love lipstick. :)

A Day That is Dessert said...

you are so silly :)