Husband asked me many days ago was there anything special I wanted from him for Mother’s Day.

I just want cactus, I said. Lots of them, actually. Really? his response. Totally.

See, there is a cactus vendor at our local farmer’s market and his stall every Saturday is brimming with the most intriguing, spiny flora you’ve ever seen. They look other-wordly. Alien. Artistic. I want to fill one side of our driveway with an audience of them.

Right now on that sad hillside there are a couple scraggly looking fruit trees that scream for water and in SoCal, we’re expected to ration H20.

Everybody knows cactii don’t have an addiction to water. And they are so. . . can I say it? . . . Cute.

So that’s what husband did.

Yesterday, I woke up to a little garden of strange, hot-dog-like creatures, all of them looking as if they should be named. Care to suggest some?


Oh, and the cherry limeade from Sonic?
It was divine. Splendid. Superb.
See you on Wednesday, when I will post a couple days early. (I’ll be teaching at the Colorado Christian Writers Conference this Friday.) We’ll talk about two new books – one from Robin Lee Hatcher and one by Susie May Warren. I will also post the winner of Elizabeth Musser’s new book, Words Unspoken. See you then!

Author: Susan

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  1. Wendy on May 11, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Okay, I had a good laugh at the suggestion I name some of your cactuses (sp.???). Not sure I can think of something at the moment. I think cactus vendor would be a good book title though. 😀

    Fun to read this post!
    ~ Wendy

  2. Nicole on May 13, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Lenny and Squiggy, Benny and Joon, Rogers and Hammerstein, Mr. Spock.

    Okay, okay. Not original. But don’t they work for cacti? 😉

    Now I really want one of those cherry thingees. Darn it.

  3. Susan Meissner on May 13, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Great names, Nicole. Really. Sometimes originality is over-rated. And wow, Wendy, I’m liking the idea of Cactus Vendor. How about Amish Cactus Vendor?

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