It’s Not You, It’s Me

Relax, take a load off.

We need to talk.


I have wanted to talk to you for a few days now that it is Spring and a time for renewal. I was a bit distracted last weekend when it was 70 and sunny out… Then suddenly 5 inches of snow came out of the heavens on Monday and I couldn’t have needed you more! You have always carried my baggage in style, I won’t forget you.

Nevertheless, it’s time that we expand our horizons, flip our flops, go back in the closet… you get the idea. Believe me, it’s not you, it’s me…


Now I need to go talk to the gloves.

© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

32 thoughts on “It’s Not You, It’s Me

  1. Love it! I put my ‘big’ boots away, washed my shoveling jacket and pants, put away winter window coverings, cleaned the garage, hung the shovels in the barn, and today we have snow coming. I’d appreciate it if you’d have a ‘talk’ with Mother Nature. 🙂


    • Ah, so it was YOU that put your shovels away and tempted fate!! I was also to blame last weekend, when I took the window brush out of the car… Believe me, I’ve been on hold to Mother Nature’s complaint line all week… I’m only 4,478th in line now… 😉

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  2. hi. No I don’t have photos of my ‘container’ garden here in Mexico. I’ve been thru 5 cameras(!) since I moved here 9 years ago . . . BUT I’ll see if a friend will oblige so I can send you a pix. I like your little Ode to My Boots. Cute.


    • Awesome! I love seeing flowers from all over the world.
      Ouch. Are you cursed in the camera department? 😩 That sux. I haven’t owned a camera in 20 years. Love my camerone. I have to carry the phone anyway. They get better every year.


  3. My poor little daffodils are just small shoots. This has been such a tough winter! I am keeping my shovel by the door, sort of as insurance. Like carrying an umbrella means it won’t rain … or at least that’s what I hope!


  4. Aww, love it, lots of fun! I think you have taught us all a valuable lesson in how to approach this process. I’ll have to go back and have a talk with my coat instead of just giving up on it (even if I freeze still). 😉


    • I’m just soooo over winter this year. I’ve got different objectives this spring and I’m itching to get outside. I’m redoing my whole front bed and not doing veggies, well, only a few. Too much to care for this year. I cheated and bought into the local CSA (community supported agriculture) farm and am able to pick up veggies at my leisure.
      Sorry, I sure unloaded my whole summer to do list on ya! ! Just call me the rambler! 😉

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      • I’m VP of the rambler club. 😉 So no worries.

        Got plenty to finish myself this year so I hear ya. Winter seems like so much more of a relaxed season and yet it’s more treacherous!

        That sounds like a nice arrangement. Many years ago where I lived they had a community gardening situation where you could rent a plot of land for the season and that was so much fun especially since I lived in an apartment. But then there was the problem of no water at the location – found out later – something about it being near an air strip. That made for a less than successful year but I had a great time. 🙂


  5. I understand that it gets colder there than here, but here there are very few people who actually get to the stage of talking to their boots and gloves in bold font.


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