Wednesday, April 13, 2011

smiles...coming and going

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monday was a long day....two classes and then a pta meeting at koji's school were on the schedule.
(the pta meeting, by the way, was an hour of my life i'll never get back again. ugh!)
 after the meeting, i had to race to the supermarket to get something for dinner and then 'ride like the wind' (vroom vroom) to pick up koji at the after-school place by 6:00 and finally i could
drag my butt make it up the stairs to the house and i was stopped by a vision in the garden.
{and by vision i mean "oh my gosh! what the hell is that?" }


wait.
can you get a better look?

i started laughing and happened to turn my head...something else, behind me, caught my eye...
(look....this one has a flower!!)
the neighbors probably wondered what i was doing.
i sort of had 'a moment' ....standing there...loaded down by the many bags i had to haul into the house...surrounded by kitsch (that i have pretty much made fun of for oh, i don't know...forever!).
giggling maniacally laughing.
it seems that my mother-in-law thought i'd like these fun little garden gnomes.
(she has a few of her own and thinks quite highly of them.)
strangely enough....those little guys?
did brighten my day.
so, i'm certain....
leaving my house...returning home...the garden gnomes will make me smile.

wait.
are you thinking what i'm thinking?
something tells me that i might possible be needing something else for this part of the garden...
hmmmmm.....
i wonder....
wonder...
what i might be needing.....
heh heh heh.
here's to something that makes you smile today....
i hope you find it....
maybe even a couple of things...
(^-^)/*

15 comments:

Mrs. G. said...

I have a little thing for dorky garden gnomes too (have you seen Amelie?). Yes, you definitely needs some pink flamingos in your garden!

smalltownmom said...

Debbie, thank you so much for making me smile! I sure needed that!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

That's so sweet of your MIL--who wouldn't smile?

Janet said...

ha, i love that your MIL did this while you were gone :-)

Pretty Things said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahaha! Love it!

theUngourmet said...

These are so fun! How sweet of your mother-in-law to surprise you with them. :)

Lee said...

I like your MIL's style. We once snuck into my brother-in-laws backyards to put floating rubber duckies in his pool.

Hula Girl at Heart said...

We have two gnomes that look like the Travelocity gnome. They remind us of our desire to travel the world. We spend way more time looking at them than we do traveling. Ha!

The Other Laura said...

I love this! And I may or may not now be looking for a garden gnome to call my own...

The Girl Next Door said...

Not much for gnomes but the flamingos? Totally!!

yogurt said...

gnomes? flamingos? bring on the garden kitsh. white trashies unite!

stephanie (bad mom) said...

What a true delight - it does make me think of Amelie and you MUST see it if you haven't already; it will make your experience even richer :D

Yarni Gras! said...

I love garden gnomes too....I think its hysterical that you MIL "planted" them while you were away....how fun is that!? The only thing lacking was a big old margarita waiting on the front porch!

Ms. Lea 李女士 said...

That's....Gnomeo...right?!! Love your Pics!

Banana Freud said...

Is that little gnome wearing a banana on his head or is he just happy to see me?