Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Birthday Blessings

Among other treasures I got the two things I wished for most... sun-loving plants and meal worms! 

One of my friends gave me a Lantana and an Apricot Drift (meimirrote').  Now all I have to do is decide where to plant them.  The Apricot Drift is a groundcover rose that reaches 2 1/2' wide x 1 1/2' tall.  It is really pretty, with a beautiful apricot colored bloom that fades throughout the day and smells absolutely fabulous!


(Apricot Drift Rose)

(sorry that this one is a little blurry)

We don't really do birthday's up big around here.  I just never really cared for the fuss, don't like surprises and don't enjoy being the center of attention.  My mother didn't ask what I wanted, so I guess she read it on the blog.  Since they didn't know much about it, she and my nephew didn't really know where to begin their search for freeze-dried meal worms... but being the troopers they are, they finally managed to find some in a pet store.  My nephew asked, "Does she have a frog?"  Mom says, "No, I don't think so".  "Why does she want meal worms?"  Mom says, "I dont' know".  Mom's like me, she doesn't ask questions.  She just "does".  So I suppose that she was relieved today to know that I wanted them for the bluebirds... and not another crazy diet I read about on the Internet! :)  Seriously, does a meal worm diet sound that much worse than the cabbage soup diet?  Answer:  Not if you've ever been on it for more than a week! :)

My favorite gifts today?  LOVE and FRIENDSHIP... those are the things that I cherish most!  Love you all, and thank you for always being there!


  1. Well a Happy Birthday to you!! I love this post and your sense of humor. Having been on many diets before I just honestly think though that a mealworm diet would be extra torture-I'd be taking the worms from the bluebirds. Please let me know how that works for feeding them. I've always wanted to do it but haven't as of yet. Kudos to your mother and family for finding the mealworms!

  2. I would like to feed the meal worms but boy are they expensive.

  3. A Belated Happy Birthday !
    What a thoughtful gift from your friend, the Lantana is gorgeous, and should return year after year.
    Isn't your muma kind one, hunting down the meal worms, and not even asking what the dickens you are going to do with them...lol.
    Yes, they are expensive !

  4. I will have to let y'all know how the meal worms work. Part of me hopes that they don't particularly care for them because of the expense. My luck my bluebirds will love them and I'll have to work a side job to afford them! :)


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