Monday, May 4, 2009

Happiness is...

... having perfectly watered plants.




Ray and I got these Aqua Globes for our wedding from my friends Katy and Kendra.

Katy, Kendra and I served together in church when I lived in Tri Cities. When we had our monthly organizational meetings, we would often get distracted talking about the National Whistler's Convention documentary we had just received from Netflix; or the Dairy Queen's Blizzard of the Month; or how to get all the free guys in the original Nintendo Mario Brothers (jump on the turtle shell at the stairs). We also talked business.

Happiness is seeing these Aqua Globes every day and recalling a memory about these two girls.

One Christmas Kendra's gingerbread house started falling apart as she made it. She just kept adding frosting and candy until the whole thing collapsed. After cursing soupy frosting and weak gingerbread, she set her gingerbread man on the roof and declared it "Christmas with Katrina" (New Orleans Style).

One night at a meeting I saw Katy taking notes with her left hand. I commented that I didn't know she was a south paw. She looked up and said, "I'm not. I'm becoming ambidextrous." I about died laughing. "How come Katy? Do you plan on severing your right hand?" We all started brainstorming on why it is a person NEEDS to be ambidextrous. We all came away sure that Katy was on to something, natural selection was suggesting a specimen was superior if it could use a sword with both hands. I started blow drying my hair with my L hand the very next morning.

I also get a kick out of ACTUALLY owning something advertised on an infomercial.

5 comments:

katles said...

Ha! I about died laughing when I saw this, Cali. And, of course, called Kendra up and laughed about it all over again...I remember that gingerbread house. Hee-larious. Thanks for the stroll down memory lane...

HeatherM said...

Oh, I've been wanting the aqua globes. Matt just laughs at me. Now I REALLY want them!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

I REMEMBER you opening those aqua globes and being so excited. What are you using the pretty red WSU bag for?

I loved reading about memories with your friends. More. More.

Tiffany Fackrell said...

so do those aqua globes really work? David just got me a plant for Mother's day and well this one needs moist soil at all times. my other plant goes months and months without water because I forget and it still forgives me, somewhat, and comes back to life but this new one may not....maybe this will save my poor little plants?!

Anita said...

Oh Cali, you're so funny! Do those aqua globes work? I have been wanting to get some and they would have really come in handy during the month I was in Australia instead of having to haul all my plants across the state to have Tracy take care of them!