Keen Green Machine

For most of my adult life, I’ve liked to joke that I have a black thumb.

Marigolds have died under my careful watch, pointsettias may not make it to the new year, and there was that savage hydrangea waterboarding accidental overwatering of easter 2014 (may she rest in peace).

I thought I was going to have to add another to the list, the hanging basket that my lovely momma bought for us (on mother’s day, no less) for our new home. After a few weeks of watering and dead-heading, it was looking pretty grim.

I don’t want to push my luck, but I dare say lately it has been perking up a bit, and yesterday my neighbor even commented on how good it looked (though I do suspect there is a possibility that she has been sustaining/ feeding it with plant food behind my back to save my self-esteem).

This morning as I stepped out into the sprinkling rain, I looked up and saw it looking pretty darn happy, and I wanted to snap a quick pic to send my mom and others to show that we needn’t give up too soon on a plant (or ourselves).

hanging plant

As I told man-g0-round last night, I’m not perfect, and I don’t want to be. I’m a work in progress (I’ll quit before I start to sound like Matthew McConahey’s oscar acceptance speech).

What is your happy today?


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4 Responses to Keen Green Machine

  1. Katie says:

    bahahahaha! You are hilarious girl! I too struggle to keep things alive! Ever since the little guy was born it’s been tough. Good for you for saving yours! Keep up the good work, ms. work in progress. 🙂 If you are ever wondering what perfect looks like, just look at me. 🙂 LOL! Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful! Easy Breezy! Woof! Turn the other cheek! 😉 No I’m not on drugs or drinking. I just caught the slap happy drug.

    My share for today is…drum roll please….Three days ago I saw a bald eagle flying overhead Lake George. I was with my cousin Lissy. Reminded me of an Eagle clip art picture and a quote I sent to my dad for father’s day one year. It read, “The higher it flies, the much” This was Dad and his brothers saying that they shared. I thought it was fitting that I saw the eagle with Lissy.

    To learn more about eagles go here:


    Thanks for sharing. Keep em coming! 🙂

    • Meri says:

      I love this K, and C would love it too- he loves to spot hawks, eagles, etc. That’s a neat story that you shared that with Lissie! Sometimes I’m afraid of things in the natural world (or it makes me uncomfortable to be too “submerged” in it), but it is rewarding to get out there! Love you.

  2. Penny White says:

    Thanks for not giving up Meri and I bet you are greening up all on your own, but Kay might be a good influence too! My happy for today is…wait for it…CLEANING HELP at the lake! Three wonderful women packing vacuums, mops, soap and other such delightful implements. Woohoo, I’m So Happy!

    • Meri says:

      That is awesome! I’m amazed it took you guys this long to splurge a little! I can barely keep up with half of my one small home… I’m happy for you too! (and for the rest of us at the shiny clean lake heh heh)

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