300 Sunny Days in Colorado

Susie Lindau

Susie Lindau
Location
Boulder, Colorado, USA
Birthday
April 11
Title
Writer and illustrator
Bio
I am a Boulder writer who loves adventure both real and imagined. Come with me. It's always a Wild Ride! I finished a paranormal thriller based on my own experiences. Creepy, right?

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MAY 22, 2011 2:14PM

Well, There's Some Good News and Some Bad News...

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The good news is it stopped raining and I finally went outside to get my gardening done.

The bad news is after getting a solid month of rain it looked more like a jungle.

The good news is all the rain has made everything grow like crazy.

The bad news is so did all the weeds.

The good news is it has been a year since I had to prune, weed, and deadhead.

The bad news is it feels like yesterday.

The good news is now that I pruned my roses I can get a ladder close to the windows so I can wash them.

The bad news is now I can wash the windows.

The good news is I am still limber enough to climb into the top of the garbage can and stomp down the rose branches with my rubber boots.

The bad news is they’re not hip waders so I still get gouged by diabolical thorns from the knees up.

 

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The good news is this year I wore leather gloves while I pruned the roses.

The bad news is the leather is only on the palm of my hands.

The good news is I am done with shredding the moguls in the mountain for the year and for that my body is grateful.

The bad news is my body is now being shredded by rose bushes.

The good news is I have made the decision to finally rip out the honeysuckle which the Colorado high winds have demolished.

The bad news is I am replacing them with more climbing roses.

The good news is with every branch I cut, I bit down hard making a grimace Jennifer Anniston calls “facial yoga” which can ultimately prevent wrinkles.

The bad news is with the profuse amount of branches pruned, I pulled a muscle in my jaw. 

The good news is all the annuals I had to buy were cheaper this year.

The bad news is I splurged with the savings and I bought twice as many, doubling the amount of work I have to do.

 

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The good news is I took a day off from blogging.

The bad news is I caught the neighbors gawking as they drove by, since I thought I was writing this in my head, but was really muttering to myself the whole time; apparently not taking a day off at all.

The good news is my kids are home to help this summer.

The bad news is, well, I can’t think of any bad news with that one!

 

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 The good news is Courtney doesn't have to mow again for a week!

 

Photographs by S. Lindau 

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The Good News is also the world is till intact. I think. I haven't been outside today. Let me look out the window. ON MY GOD>>>>>>
The good news is you can get your child to do yard work..:)
The bad news is I looked at all those flowers and I wanted to plant too.
rated with hugs
Thanks Scanner! I'm glad you are back to typing!
Linda too bad you don't live closer, I could use an extra pair of hands!
You made me smile....
I'm so glad Lunchlady! I was giggling to myself yesterday while I worked. The neighbors probably wondered what was so funny!
The good news is you made me smile multiple times while reading this. One of the smiles came from your good/bad news about the half-price annuals and that fact that our deck looks exactly like yours. Half of them will probly die before my wife gets them planted, but the smile on her face when she brings them home from the nursery is worth it.
The good news here is that it's overcast and reasonably cool, so I can do gardening chores.

The bad news is the black flies and mosquitoes are on a rampage. (Don't you have them animals where you are?)
As long as there are good news, it all balances out. Concentrate on the good and it will overshadow the rest.
♥R
Thanks Matt! I know what you mean. I am really good at buying everything, but getting it planted....hahaha! Actually that's what I am doing right now!
Bummer Myriad! We do get mosquitoes, but it has still been in the 30's and 40's at night so they aren't out yet. We don't get black flies out here because of the lack of lakes! We only have reservoirs. Not great for water skiing....
Fusun you are right! It is always there!!
Susie, I will think of your yin and yang approach when I have chores, later in the day.
As they say "be careful what you wish for". your flowers look beautiful and a daughter mowing the lawn - what more could you ask for.
I bet Mr. Lindau isn't too happy about the jaw injury...
Thanks Catherine! It was funny how it came to me yesterday!!

Thanks Trilogy! You are so right!!
Thanks for stopping by SincerelyyoursTJ!
Hahaha! It's healing up nicely Leepin' Larry. "Mr. Lindau" says to thank you for your concern!!! Heeheehee!
This reminds me of a Buddhist proverb. Nice. Have a lovely day.
Rei that is a great way to think of it!!
Torittto - that's for sure and then some!!!!

Thanks Indelible! It just came to me as I started clipping. Then I giggled and I clipped some more!!!
The good news is my patio "garden" is lush and blooming well, the bad news is having to water everything every day because it is so darn hot. The good news is, so far it's worth it. ...
That's great Oryoki! I always say I'm going to cut back, but I'm afraid the road to Hell is paved with good intentions... I will be out there watering too!!
need a gnome?
easy on the eyes, makes great coffee and sandwiches.

=')}
also good with hummus.
Oh Cyril! Every garden needs a gnome!! C'mon over!!
The so-so news is...um...um...um....

Hey! So THAT'S why you took on the good and the bad!
Thanks Mhold! I guess there is always so-so news..... ; D
The bad news is it has rained here for ten straight days.
The good news is everything that can grow has
The bad news is that this does not apply to my hair.
R
OMG Gerald! You are too funny! Hahaha!
This post has inspired some of the best comments!!
Good news, bad news, never the same, competing with each other, in acceptance and blame, where is the place where they meet in the middle? Oh, Susie, I think you answered the riddle!!! Great to meet you, and "I'll be back fo' mo'!"
Thanks Songbird!! I think you are right. It's what keeps us from going crazy!!
Cats & dogs coming down here
in the Northeast.

"The good news is
my kids are home to help this summer...."
Good kids, good mom...
naughty weeds...
Very naughty James!!!
It's thundering right now Neil! I am sick of being sluggish from low pressure systems.... I still have so much to do outside!! : /
Thanks for not ranting about the slow Open Salon, editors, and stinky socks.

I love apolitical.
Great to no blog.
No whine outside.
Gardens heal hicks.
Nature cheers us up.

The bad news is marriages can fail, based on humanities acute smelling nose senses.

It's always Sorta good news since my 'baby left me (mutual agreement - we no argue)

We get along great great if we remain 60- yards apart. She lives in the Guest House.

We agree to no speak.
Both parents worked.
Manhattan Law Firm.
Be careful with lawyer.
No debate in "paradise"
It's too long a sad story.

Bad news is I have a head cold, spring fever, allergy, dirty socks, and I am out of bathroom tissue.
Frugality means more beers.
Sip Belgium 'Leffe Good Ale.
In Colorado is the Meadery.
Red Stone Mountain Mead.
It's mild Honey Mead Brew.
It's simply honey and water.
Use dry French brewer yeast.
Gads.

Ay Susie Lindau, Thanks.
Nature is wild and fierce.
She can seem so vengeful.

Kale is great green tissue.
Harvest kale to blow nose.

Bad news on daily basis is:
Old codger gets left to wash:
clothes, dishes, spoons, beets,
harvested lettuce, green kale,
dirty socks (procrastinates),
and ...
over caste sky give headache.
kale is a great green tissue.
so blow nose in 'D' - minor.
what a cranky wild era/day.
smile... no smirk ... Oh, my.
Thanks for not ranting about the slow Open Salon, editors, and stinky socks.

I love apolitical.
Great to no blog.
No whine outside.
Gardens heal hicks.
Nature cheers us up.

The bad news is marriages can fail, based on humanities acute smelling nose senses.

It's always Sorta good news since my 'baby left me (mutual agreement - we no argue)

We get along great great if we remain 60- yards apart. She lives in the Guest House.

We agree to no speak.
Both parents worked.
Manhattan Law Firm.
Be careful with lawyer.
No debate in "paradise"
It's too long a sad story.

Bad news is I have a head cold, spring fever, allergy, dirty socks, and I am out of bathroom tissue.
Frugality means more beers.
Sip Belgium 'Leffe Good Ale.
In Colorado is the Meadery.
Red Stone Mountain Mead.
It's mild Honey Mead Brew.
It's simply honey and water.
Use dry French brewer yeast.
Gads.

Ay Susie Lindau, Thanks.
Nature is wild and fierce.
She can seem so vengeful.

Kale is great green tissue.
Harvest kale to blow nose.

Bad news on daily basis is:
Old codger gets left to wash:
clothes, dishes, spoons, beets,
harvested lettuce, green kale,
dirty socks (procrastinates),
and ...
over caste sky give headache.
kale is a great green tissue.
so blow nose in 'D' - minor.
what a cranky wild era/day.
smile... no smirk ... Oh, my.
&
&
No comment want to go nowhere.
Thanks for not ranting about the slow Open Salon, editors, and stinky socks.

I love apolitical.
Great to no blog.
No whine outside.
Gardens heal hicks.
Nature cheers us up.

The bad news is marriages can fail, based on humanities acute smelling nose senses.

It's always Sorta good news since my 'baby left me (mutual agreement - we no argue)

We get along great great if we remain 60- yards apart. She lives in the Guest House.

We agree to no speak.
Both parents worked.
Manhattan Law Firm.
Be careful with lawyer.
No debate in "paradise"
It's too long a sad story.

Bad news is I have a head cold, spring fever, allergy, dirty socks, and I am out of bathroom tissue.
Frugality means more beers.
Sip Belgium 'Leffe Good Ale.
In Colorado is the Meadery.
Red Stone Mountain Mead.
It's mild Honey Mead Brew.
It's simply honey and water.
Use dry French brewer yeast.
Gads.

Ay Susie Lindau, Thanks.
Nature is wild and fierce.
She can seem so vengeful.

Kale is great green tissue.
Harvest kale to blow nose.

Bad news on daily basis is:
Old codger gets left to wash:
clothes, dishes, spoons, beets,
harvested lettuce, green kale,
dirty socks (procrastinates),
and ...
over caste sky give headache.
kale is a great green tissue.
so blow nose in 'D' - minor.
what a cranky wild era/day.
smile... no smirk ... Oh, my.
&
&
No comment want to go nowhere.
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Try`gin? Kerry? You counsel?
Try 3 X's?
I love your prose Art! How creative to use kale for tissue! It's so green!!! Tonight I am washing socks!
I love it, the sun was shining here for 1 day and I felt like flying. Back to gloom today but the plants are in. I loved the good news/bad news format.
rated with love
Thanks Romantic poetess! I started and stopped with the rain too! The clouds are supposed to part in the middle of the day tomorrow, so I plan to get back out there to finish!! Crazy weather...
I did some yard work the other day, may have over did it as today, I feel like, well, pfffffffft. Can stand the heat, it's the humidity that kills me!! :(

RATED!
Haha great post (: Its great to see the good and bad on everything (: Rated with laughs .. lol...
good news is your kids can do some chores over summer.. ha
gotta adore that kid!! r.