It’s Not Easy (being me)

OMGosh!  My Posse!

I am SO sorry – but it’s been a wackadoodle couple of days, culminating with me marinating in a Tramadol stew (thank FLOYD for Tramadol).  The weekend was spent planting 150+ daffodil bulbs (this is how they getcha:  you have a MARVELOUS Spring! full of the gorgeousness that is narcissus… then the catalogues start to appear.

Never mind that you already have 200billion daffodils in your borders already.  NEBBER YOU MIND!  That doesn’t stop you from buying MORE!

And then you sort of forget about them.  Until October.  When they start showing up.  And since you forgot that you bought 100 n. ‘Pipit’, you didn’t mark where your existing daffodils are… and I think you know where this is going.

Anyhoo, I got everything planted – everything except for the lilies I had to uproot in order to separate them from the Northern Sea Oats grass…

and I am whupped.  And my poor sacrum is yowling.  And the I-band.  And the SI joint.  And … well, basically?  My whole and entire body.  And I am stoned AF on Tramadol (thank FLOYD for Tramadol!).

I was going to write this fabulous post about Kermit the Frog (no, really) and Shirley Horn… but that will have to wait until I’m un-stoned.

if she doesn’t write the post, I will!

In the meantime, tell me a story.  M. Jacques is NOT stonedAF on Tramadol so he will poke a pawnail for a winner. Promise!  We’ve been really fabbo about getting stuff out (okay- fabbo-adjacent. but it beats No Fabbo, right?)

We love you.  This stuff is kicking in HORD, so I’mo say …zzzzzzz



  • Portia says:

    Heal up quick beautiful.
    Portia xx

  • Tom says:

    I’d tease you too but I know back pain is the worst. Besides, you might smack me. My story is posting tonight and I hope you get a kick out of it.

    My feeling about flowers is that if you can see soil, you don’t have enough. So plant away!

  • March says:

    Oh, hon. I’d tease you about this except it’s hell to have that kind of soreness … you know when I started working out again recently I kept at it, but it was NOT fun! I couldn’t walk any distance. I hope you’re on the mend!

    • Musette says:

      Yeah – that ‘break in’ period sucks donkey dicks, doesn’t it? Glad you’ve stayed with it!
      I’m fine. Now. Last night was … ugh.


  • cinnamon says:

    oh, you poor lamb! I hope things are improving. no daffs in this garden as Joe the lab grazes. I hope the flowers perform mightily next spring as a thank you.

  • Dina C. says:

    Oh you poor thing, Anita! Doing all that bending, stooping, digging, hauling…I know it. Let me tell you my bulb planting story. 🙂 Several years ago I was at Costco when they were selling bulbs, and those big bags were SO cheap. And they have gorgeous photos on the front of them. And I became transfixed with the idea of a backyard border filled with colorful tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils, jonquils, and iris. So I eagerly grabbed bags, not realizing I’d just bought myself a bunch of pain and misery. 🙂 Ended up planting, oh, 150-200 bulbs in my tiny townhouse backyard. Next spring, only the daffs, hyacinths, and a couple iris came up. Why? Because the chipmunks and squirrels had eaten all the bulbs over the winter. Yes, as far as they were concerned, I had laid out a buffet table for them! So now I stick to daffodils and hyacinths if I buy bulbs, which is a very big If. 🙂

    • Musette says:

      Dina C –

      I’m laughing – but not AT you. Daffodils are your besties! If you want to plant other bulbs, do what I do – drop a few cheap daff bulbs in the hole and then ring your Preciouses with daff bulbs – it’s what I do with my exotic lilies. The daffs bloom at a different time, so they don’t interfere with the other bulbs and dropping a few daff bulbs in the hole (prior to planting) usually stops the voles, etc.


  • alityke says:

    Who is Shirley Horn? Why is she linked to Kermit?

    Ok, ok I’ll stop with the inquisition. Tramadol stoner brain is not the quickest, I know from my nursing years. Gardeners back should be a medical condition. Thinning carrots was my downfall. Not as bad as the crush fractures of L3, 4 & 5 from a riding accident as a teen but still painful af!
    It’ll be worth it in spring but put a note in your diary for next October “no more bulbs”
    What smellies are you marinating in whilst your laid up?
    Hope you’re up & painfree soon x

    • Musette says:

      Tune in a week from Tuesday for ALLLL the green dirt on Kermie & Shirley!
      Tramadol is my New Best Friend – but now I’m over it. I just needed to give my back (and all my joints) time off. We’re back to normal, now.

  • Maggiecat says:

    As one who has had two major back surgeries and who is going in for steroid injections in both SI joints on Wednesday, I feel ya. Take it easy! Though I must say that being stoned might be exactly the right condition to write about Kermit the Frog and Shirley Horn…