Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Monday, August 23, 2010

Time to grow some peanuts

We have an obsessive compulsive squirrel who somehow has procured for himself an endless supply of peanuts. He loves to bury those peanuts. And then dig them up. And then bury them again. Sounds adorable, a squirell moving his peanut stash daily like a bank changing security codes so that no one can ever steal them -- but it is not adorable. It is annoying -- because his peanut safety deposit box of choice is our vegetable garden. We have worked very hard on that garden and it has rewarded us with delicious cucumbers and spinach and tomatoes and peppers. We are creating life out there on our balcony, so it seemed like the perfect place to put my 3 special rocks that say "Always Create Happiness." But yesterday when I went out to water, I noticed something was different...something was missing. The "Create" rock was gone -- and in it's place I found...A Peanut. Somehow that pesky little squirrel had stolen my "create" rock and replaced it so that when I looked down, my garden read "Always Peanut Happiness." I think he was trying to tell me something...:)


  1. Still laughing over this one! Seriously hilarious story.
    PS - Squirrels are evil, take care that he doesn't electrocute you someday!

  2. I was laughing too, but one of my squirrels came up and gave me a warning message for you from your squirrel. He said to tell you, "Ay, Donna Giardiniere*, you no pay tribute** for protection of your garden, you dishonor me and my 'family'! Today I takeka your word, maybe tomorrow your missing a whole phrase, eh? And then, still no 'juice', maybe I send in the rabbit, eh? Capishe? Badda Bing, BaddaBoom! And oh yeh, if you even tink about telling anyone else about my peanut stash...remember that scene in the "Godfather"? The horse head?....Tink about it! I've got family in Connecticut, too, eh...Badda Boom, Badda Bing! Forget about it, eh! And one more ting, get some nice people in there when you leave, eh? Remember, I'm watching you...looka here...I got my eyes on you, Donna Giardiniere...and that Giardiniere Maschile***, too! Forget about it."
    I don't know; I think I'd be heading to the nearest store for a bag of peanuts! Like Erin says, those squirrels are evil. ;-D LOL!

    *I-talian for Female Gardiner **peanuts
    ***I-talion for Male Gardiner

  3. HAHAHAHAH!!!! A squirrel mafioso!!! Hilarious:)

  4. It helps me sleep better to know that McPop, clearly a Squirrel Whisperer, has our back!

  5. LOL! HAHAHAHAH!!!! Squirrel Whisperer - That's a good one! Maybe they'll make me an honorary Consigliere one day...after all, I work for peanuts. LOL ;-D