Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Happy Earth Day
My parents arrived here safely. Or maybe I should call them my “landscape team” or “lawn rescuers” instead. Apparently my gardening ignorance is (thankfully) not a hereditary trait because my parents each brought both of their green thumbs with them. Simple math tells me that four green thumbs outweigh one black thumb any day, which means that our lawn might actually have a chance now. We decided to complete the rest of our landscaping project on Earth Day because we are very environmentally conscious and celebrate all environment-related holidays. (Actually, we didn’t realize it was going to be Earth Day, until I happened to glance at the calendar yesterday.) But, it does seem fitting. What better way to honor Earth Day than by working in the yard? This will be a significant departure from how I usually celebrate Earth Day, by completely forgetting about the holiday altogether and saying “huh?” when someone mentions it. This year I’ll be outside digging, planting, and watering. My black thumb and I can barely believe it. But, the evidence will be dirt under my fingernails and the company of the two nicest gardeners I know (who happen to bear a striking resemblance to me). Happy Earth Day!