Comments: Thoughts During Summer

Yay, short hair!

Posted by roses at July 16, 2011 11:23 AM

My husband HATES crape myrtles. We had a guy over to give an estimate on some yard work, and my husband mentioned having the guy taking down the crape myrtles. The yard guy's eyes got really big as he asked my husband if he realized what they would cost to buy.

There still there.

Posted by Mrs. Who at July 16, 2011 01:23 PM

'they're still there'.

Posted by Mrs. Who at July 16, 2011 01:23 PM

I love short hair!

Mrs. Who, Oh we love them. They just add so much color. Our yard is so... S. FL green. Blech.

Posted by Bou at July 16, 2011 10:51 PM

WTH is a crape myrtle?

Posted by PeggyU at July 17, 2011 02:43 AM

While my grandmother was not my favorite person, she had a crape myrtle in her yard that you could wrap your arms around the trunk... it was huge and I LOVED the trunk. It was so cool. I have tried twice to grow them... I think I may have to try a third time...

Posted by vwbug at July 17, 2011 06:14 AM

What is it about men and grass? I swear my husband is addicted to grass and I'm talking centipede here not the illegal stuff. It has been raining most of the weekend. He has been pacing and grumbling about not being able to cut it.

Posted by sticks at July 17, 2011 07:01 AM

I seem to remember mentioning hair cutting, long or short, recently. Glad you took the plunge. I haven't, yet. I may go 3" shorter, but I think that's it.

I love donuts, too. I had an uncle in Texas who owned a donut shop. Gawd, I loved to go visit him!

As for stress and the kids- I've learned that you cannot control the outcome once they are past a certain age. Too many outside influences. You just hope that what you taught them prior kicks in and all will be well.
Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.
I suspect you are actually struggling with the changing of the guard. From active participant to unwilling spectator in your children's lives (a couple, anyway).

I like crape myrtle's, too. I hate Rose of Sharon.

Posted by Rave at July 17, 2011 08:46 AM

Peggy- Crape Myrtles are flowering trees in the South. They come in different varieties from 5 ft to 20 ft and different color flowers... watermelon red, pinks, purples, and white. The new hybrids are resistant to disease. They also hold up pretty well during hurricanes, which is why we're looking at them.

VW-Some of the trunks can get huge and the different varieties have different kinds of trunks. I think some of them even shed...

Sticks- Is it a man/FL thing? Do other men in other states sit there and freak about it raining and now they can't get the grass cut? I swear he has this 6th sense where he can hear it grow, like it's calling his name and taunting him.

Rave- I did, I took the plunge and I love it! I really do! It's very sassy.

Actually I'm not struggling with my going from active to spectator. I'm so looking forward to it I'm thinking of starting some sort of 6 year Advent Calendar where I get a piece of chocolate every day I get closer to them leaving.

My aunt has a Rose of Sharon and it's really really pretty. Do they have something about them that is evil??

Posted by Bou at July 17, 2011 08:56 AM

I so want Crape Myrtles but don't know where to buy them locally; scoped out various nurseries but the varieties are invariably hideous. I want the type we grew in Texas.

Told Arthur about Sublime and the first thing out of his mouth? "Do they ship?" LOL!

I need a haircut in the worst way... this time the scraggly mess is going very short... with more highlights! Whatever we do, it'll just grow back out, right? ;)

Posted by pam at July 17, 2011 11:00 AM

Well, at least one man in WA paces back and forth when it is raining and the grass needs to be cut!

Posted by PeggyU at July 18, 2011 11:23 AM

Pam... he so needs to ship. How do you keep a doughnut fresh though? Harry and David does it. He has to figure it out...

Posted by Bou at July 20, 2011 09:11 PM