Friday, May 24, 2013

Did The Gardener Lie?


Cocaine Princess here.

Why is it that long weekends never seem to be long enough? One of the things I like about long weekends especially when Monday is a holiday it's that you have a short week to look forward to. Unfortunately this short week turned out to be an extremely busy one as I tried cramming one too many things in these past few days. Despite it being a busy week I did manage to squeeze some time in to post my Friday entry which I all know you look forward to. Come on admit it, you know it's true.

Do you recall back in the winter when I blogged about the senseless killing of one of our shrubs? When the shrub was first planted the gardener promised it could survive the harsh winter elements. I wasn't present during this conversation as it took place between sister and him so I'm not sure if he really said those words or not. Sister claims he did so I guess this means the gardener lied. Hmm, I may have to put sister and the gardener through a lie detector test to determine who's telling the truth.


On Tuesday it was finally removed with a chainsaw. Its' remains were first left in our backyard before being carried out to the curb on Thursday alongside our recycling bin.


I felt bad not saying a few words of condolence as it just lay there waiting to be disposed of but this post more than makes up for it. I can only hope the shrub is now in a better place, presumably happily reunited with past relatives that fell into the clutches of Mother Nature. All that's left now is an empty spot, like the one in my heart. Sister suggested we plant another in its place. Could she be anymore heartless? My God, I'm still in mourning. 



****
I know my lovelies across the border are celebrating a long weekend, Memorial Day. Up here we don't observe Memorial Day but Remembrance Day which is held always on November 11th. Both days are dedicated to soldiers who died while serving their country. I find it interesting how very somber Remembrance Day is compared to Memorial Day. For instance, I've seen so many ads on TV including one for Macy's advertising 10% off their mattresses during the Memorial Day weekend. We don't have any Remembrance Day sales or BBQ's (but then again that could be because the wintery weather) nor are there any big movies opening but most of all it isn't a holiday. I guess it's just one more thing that makes the US more lively and colorful than Canada.....although we do have colorful currency.
****
My loyal and dear readers, it's finally Friday.

Whatever your plans are have a memorable last weekend of May. ~x

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess

10 comments:

Gorilla Bananas said...

Alas, poor shrub! What will be done with its remains? I hope they feed them to an elk or a moose - I hear you have them in Canada. What's your biggest national holiday?

Cocaine Princess said...

Gorilla Bananas at 2:44,
That would be Canada Day.

Miss Stormy Marples said...

Unfortunately, the holidays are not celebrated for what they are meant for but just a few.

And our youth today do not have a sense of our History. It's a shame.

I'm sorry about ur plant. Definitely do ur mourning but then do replace with a lovely shrub one that blooms possibly. This weekend I'm planting daisies next to my rose bush. Then the following week I will be on the lookout for Lavender. I am going slowly but enjoying the garden immensely.

Have a blessed Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Cocaine Princess said...

Miss Stormy Marples,
Thank you, have a great weekend yourself.

Bruce Johnson said...

It it weren't for your posts reminding me that it is Friday, I would probably end up coming to work on Saturday.

Cocaine Princess said...

Bruce at 12:55,
You're welcome!

Kenneth Noisewater said...

Happy Rememberence Day Weekend!

Red Shoes said...

HA!

The title half way reminded me of an old Steely Dan song... 'Katy Lied'...

The Gardener lied...
He was half way crucified...

LALALALALA...

I've been drinking... please forgive my lack of coherency...

Surely it must be SOME kind of holiday!!

HAR!!

~shoes~

Red Shoes said...

Oops!! It IS Memorial Day Weekend...

I need to go buy some flags... there are some graves at the local cemetery where the families are long gone, but some services men gave their Lives.

I like to remember them...

Thank you for this reminder!!

~shoes~

Cocaine Princess said...

Red Shoes,

Its the long weekend for you guys down south, enjoy your drinkie. Salad!

PS. That's a very nice gesture in regards to the flags.