Sunday, July 1, 2007

Pretty neighborhood pranks...

Remember back when my neighbors were playing plastic flower pranks? On each other? And I thought it was too cute?

It's my turn - I’ve been hit by the plastic flower monsters.

Due to the bad weather, my 8:20 pm flight from Houston arrived in Midland last week around 12:45am. Upon my arrival home, I wasn’t really cognizant of anything except for the fact I had an important early morning meeting that same morning, and that I had to get to sleep.

When leaving for that same meeting around 7:00 am Thursday morning, I noticed some changes in my flowerbeds. MLH had pulled some pots down from our ledges so I could replant them, and though I had made preparations to do so, including buying the new flowers, I had not yet replanted the flowers.

My neighbors decided to help me out. I think it’s because I got such a kick out of the pranks they played upon each other. Who knows?























After 4 years, this might be a sign that I may have been accepted into the clique. Or…maybe not.

Here’s a thought - I might just keep the silk flowers. They look pretty good – and they require absolutely no water!

7 comments:

Karen said...

That's pretty funny. Looks like they are warming up to you!

Happy Independence Day, Janie!

Janie said...

No doubt, Karen. Or maybe it's me spending a little more time around the house when I get a chance...

They're really great people.

Happy 4th to you, Karen!

Pam said...

You know there is something to not having to water...Amy gives Rita no end of grief over her silks...

Eric said...

Hilarious. And never underestimate the value of fake flowers!

Winston said...

That reminds me of when I lived in Iowa a number of years ago. There was very little to do, so we had to make up our own entertainment to keep from going nuts. Things like bowling, snow shoveling, and plastic flamingos...

The flamingo started as one, but everyone that found them on their lawn one morning would run to K-Mart and buy a couple more to add to it. Soon it was a whole damn flock of them and it took several couples with trunks full of the atrocities to make a hit and run. Great fun, but I went nuts anyway...

Trace said...

Hey, they look good to me! Sounds like you have yourself a plan, in case rain doesn't come again...

Foo said...

That's pretty cool, Janie. I wish some of our neighbors had thought to pull that kind of prank on us after our pot of day lilies succumbed to lack of attention during the previous years' drought. MLB actually buys silk flowers and "plants" them in pots outside, so the pranks would be welcome. As she says, "Those silk flowers are expensive."