Monday, January 11, 2010

The rest of the peony story...

…which is not nearly as poetically tragic.

If you're looking for my garden giveaway it is one post back or just click here!

Lori was beautiful and adventurous and funny. But she was also the “tough chick” type…as in, don’t screw around with me…ever!

A lot of the other Mom’s from the baseball team were afraid of Lori but she and I became good friends which was great for rescuing peonies but we also used to spend hours when the kids were at school in her 4 wheel-drive pick-up exploring old fallen down barns and houses. She was my favorite partner for this. The buildings had usually been stripped long ago of anything valuable but we were forever carting home rusty farm tools and foundation stones to both of our husband’s great dismay.

We saw each other at the game the Saturday after the peony destruction and she told me “that damned Doug, I am going to make him pay for this!” and I didn’t doubt it for a second. If I was Doug I would have been very, very afraid! I think being married to such a tough chick he didn’t take my glaring to heart very much. But glare I did!

So a few weeks go by and Lori calls me and says “come quick, come quick! You have to see this,” and she gave an evil cackle.

I jumped in the car and took the quick ride out to the farmhouse and there was Doug, sitting on the roof, swearing up a storm with a big, tall ladder reaching up to where he is sitting.

Lori is nowhere to be seen.

I knock at the door and she shouts, “come in Jen!” so I do.

And there she is sitting at the kitchen table drinking coffee and reading a magazine.

“Lori, what are you doing? Doug is stuck on the roof!” I say.

She gets this smug look on her face and says “Do you want coffee? I know he's up there AND he’s staying up there for awhile AND he’s afraid of heights so he can’t come down the ladder unless I hold it AND I told you I would pay him back for plowing that field under!”

“Ummmm…. OK,” I say.

She keeps giggling and drinking her coffee.

Then all of the sudden she busts out laughing and says “he got up there to fix some roof tiles using the Cherry Picker and when he moved to the other side of the roof I moved the Cherry Picker and now he can’t get down because I won't hold the ladder.” Did I tell you she was a tough chick? Oh yea.

I'm thinking this could be dangerous situation to be in the middle of so I tell her I have to get home because the kids are coming back from school and she gives me a big hug and continues to giggle.

I go outside and Doug is just sitting there screaming and he yells, “Go get my stupid f#$%cking wife! Tell her to get the f#$%cking Cherry Picker! And I’m not sorry about your stupid f#$%cking flowers! At least hold the f#$%cking ladder so I can get down!” But I just got in my car and drove home to water my peonies!

It made me crack-up to see big old muscle builder Doug sitting on the roof crying for his Momma.

OK, and yes I am a flower protection militant.

So there.


If you missed the original peony story just click here to read it!


Bits-n-Pieces said...

oh my!! I'd hate to get her mad at me!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh My Gosh Girl I am just laughing and laughing. I can just see him up on that roof afraid to move for fear he will fall, and she has moved the cherry picker. I am so proud of her. Lori is one tough chick. Go Lori! Go Lori! I bet he will never ever plow over another peony as long as he lives.

I hope you have kept in touche with her Jenny. She must be a hoot.

Have a beautiful day tomorrow sweetie. I will be thinking of you and peonies forever.

Love ya sweetie...Country hugs, Sherry

Sarah said...

Funny ending! Thanks for sharing.

Simple Home said...

This was a great story. It had me laughing. I couldn't help but feel a little sad at the loss of all of those plants (in the original post). Thanks so much for stopping by to say "hi".

Jason said...

You have a great site here. I have a blog myself which I hope will inspire people all around the world. Life is hard enough. I'd like to exchange links with you to help spread some traffic around between each other.

Please let me know if this is possible.


MrsJenB said...

WOW...she definitely stuck to her guns!!

amelia said...

I don't know if I'd like to get on her wrong side!!!

Wanda..... said...

I'm wondering how her husband reacted...once he got down. Did they disturb the peace? :)

Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler said...

Yay! He got his!

Cedar ... said...

well, makes me think of the old saying "what goes around comes around!" Guess his "came around! Love it!

People Who Know Me Would Say: said...


Please tell Lori I love her already and that I would probably drink her purple Kool-aid, she's that cool.

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is so funny...I could not imagine living with either of them. :)
Are you still in contact with Lori?

Diana said...

Oh yes, revenge can at times be so sweet! Love Di

Auntie Cake said...

I am soooo laughing at this. Totally something I would do... Unfortunately, it didn't help the peony's, but did make me smile!

Unknown said...

I'm glad that there was just a wee bit of justice.

Kim said...

Ah- I feel better now. See what happens when you make your wife mad :) Good for Lori :)

RNSANE said...

That is so hysterical. I wonder if he spent the night up on the roof! I know he was evil to plow the flowers under but I think, now, I'm beginning to feel sorry for him. I am terrified of heights so I kind of know how he must feel!

Terri Steffes said...

Oh Lordy! I nearly peed my pants. I love this girl and I don't even know her!

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If I say, surely the darkness shall fall on me,
Even the night shall be light about me.
Indeed, the darkness shall not hide
from You, but the night shines as the day,
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in Jesus love >>

Unknown said...

Love it!! : )

Anonymous said...

This was a great post. Thanks for the smile. I am surrounded by commercial flower farmers -- peonies, dahlias and glads.

I'll be returning. Enjoy your blog.

laterg8r said...


Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Did someone say "Karma"????? LOL!!!

Martha@A Sense of Humor is Essential said...

Don't mess w/Peonies! Or poppies either, that gets my blood a'boiling.