Desert Fixations, Count Chocula and Newspaper Drama

Dang ya'll, I'm plumb tuckered after running all over creation this weekend. Today, I plan on laying around, watching daytime t.v. and pigging out on Count Chocula.

Saturday I piddled around the house all morning, then headed out to Scary Hillbilly Town. I hadn't made a Wallyworld run in months and we were out of a bunch of stuff. It's about a 40 minute drive, so it becomes an all day adventure. In addition to hair color, the above mentioned chocolatey cereal (that I can't find in any stores on this side of the state line) and some basics, I picked up the supplies to make a cactus terrarium... sort of. A cactus terrarium isn't a true terrarium because it's not a self watering, fully enclosed environment, so I guess it's more of a mini-desert garden.. thingie.


It's a little bare for now. I'll add a few slow growing succulents (I love that word... Okay, so I'm weird) and a few more rocks or maybe some sand. I'm not sure what the deal is with me and desert things lately. When I named my new Betta a few months ago, the first name that came to mind was "Gobi," an admittedly odd name for something that lives in water.

Weird.

Yesterday I took my truck up to Cletus' garage and washed it in the one car wash bay in all of Frog Pond Holler. I needed to get the road salt off of it, before it ate holes in the finish. The wind was whipping around like a freakin' hurricane, not the best conditions for truck washing. So much of it blew back on me, I'm pretty sure I ended up with as much wax on my backside as ended up on Jolene. The vaccum Cletus has up there was a waste of fifty cents. I chased one dried up piece of grass around the entire floorboard. Next time I'll just drag my Bissell out to the driveway.

Anywho, I'm going to enjoy the life of leisure today. The only major task on my agenda is to call the Big City newspaper. I didn't get one yesterday.

Things are fixin' to get ugly.

Ya'll enjoy your Monday.

Later Taters!


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have fun, I have killed cactus from lack of water, only me, I must be the only person who has committed this terrible act of planticide.

DG

Mahala said...

I've killed countless cactus plants, from over watering. I have loads of plants in my office at work, but I missed having any at home. The cat tends to sleep in them, chew on them and tear them to shreds. This way I can have something growing that she can't get to. Hopefully.

Dianne said...

your terrarium is succulent mahala, I'm lovin' it.

my cats chew on plants and then throw up in them so I gave up.

I could grow hairballs I suppose ;)

Happy Extra Day Off!

poopie said...

OUR big city newspaper just announced that they're cuttin' out home delivery for us backwoods folk. See if I care.

BetteJo said...

I had a smaller version of your cactus garden, but my cats even tried to eat those!
Just not destined to have any plants in my house.

Inanna said...

I can barely keep myself, my kid, and the critters alive, much less a plant. They live outside and are on their own!

I got off at 6 this evening and just drove home in a blinding snowstorm. I'm not lovin' Monday, other than the fact I have tomorrow off.

Inanna said...

I can barely keep myself, my kid, and the critters alive, much less a plant. They live outside and are on their own!

I got off at 6 this evening and just drove home in a blinding snowstorm. I'm not lovin' Monday, other than the fact I have tomorrow off.

Jeni said...

I was all prepared to ask you about your Sunday paper delivery service till you answered my question there. Boy, I would go after them kicking and stomping for sure! I used to subscribe to the daily newspaper that comes out of State College, PA -which is in the county adjacent to ours and that included their Sunday edition. They delivered it to the address here -tossed it in the parking area out front. But I discontinued my subscription a few years back. Last year, my neighbor mentioned she had ordered a subscription to the same paper, had paid for it three months in advance and the copies never started to arrive so she called to see what the problem was and she says they told her they don't deliver to this town. Hmmm. Wonder how or when that happened? A friend of mine, who lives about 3 miles from me but his home is located way back in the woods, at the end of that particular road, says they deliver out there to him. I've been seriously considering trying to resubscribe, simply for the Sunday edition (me and my crossword puzzle addiction there) just to see if they do or do not still deliver down here. Hope you give that newspaper holy hell though!

terri said...

Count Chocula... is that not THE BEST cereal ever invented? Frankenberry and Boo Berry can't hold a candle to it. You know though, I think Chocolate Lucky Charms are pretty close to Count Chocula. so if you can find some of those, they might tide you over between Walmart trips.

Anonymous said...

I'm an Apple Jacks girl. I can fit 10 on a spooon. :-)

Bah said...

You need a big, hairy tarantula in that garden. Then it won't feel so empty. :-)

tiff said...

oooh, a tarantula! What a GREAT idea!