Gumption and Gardening

G is for Gumption…which is courage, initiative, and resourcefulness.

A $20 Amazon Gift card waits on the line for those of you who bravely go where no man or woman has ever gone before (basically a whole month of alphabet posts with me). So far, there are 7 or 8 of you who have shown true gumption–or stick-to-it-iveness (is that a word?). Continue reading

Beware of Snakes

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Today I’m going to give you some sound advice…BEWARE OF SNAKES!  They can eat you.  I watched a movie where a snake followed a boat down some creepy jungle river; it was the size of the Tremors snakes (which scared me for years.  I still tread very carefully so they don’t hear me walking).  To ruin the movie for you, basically the big scary snake eats almost everyone!

My son didn’t heed my advice and almost got choked by a green snake.  I beat it with a broom and saved my kid (that’s what mom’s do!)…and then I wrapped that snake up on my son’s curtain rod as a sign to other snakes to stay away from my boy! Continue reading