Gizzy in Heaven!

Gizzy in Heaven!
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Monday, July 25, 2011


I've opened a new Etsy shop to match the name of my blog. This is what I have in it so far:

I will add more items as soon as I get them all photographed. These hearts are specially priced. I reduced them from $12 to $8 and if any of my blogging friends want one (or more) I will give you another 10% off. I'm trying to make room for more.

Anyway, I have somewhat of disturbing news this morning. I noticed that someone has butchered/vandalized the white Crepe Myrtle outside my apartment. I know it had to have happened in the wee hours between midnight and 6 am because Bobby-Jack didn't leave my apartment till midnight. I had a 3" nail in my tire so it was flat and he came by after his long day's work to plug it for me. I have an educated guess (and a pretty accurate gut feeling about who did it) but no proof! Of course, the party in question denies it and the manager tells me to just let it go - so I have to.

It irritates me though, as I had just told that fellow neighbor to leave the Crepe Myrtle alone because it was in full bloom and the bees are on it. Sure enough, he did it just to be spiteful.

Look at all those blossoms laying in a trash heap of other tree clippings. That guy has no clue as to when is the proper time to trim and he's always up around 5 am to do his cutting jobs and then, denies it, because nobody can proove it.

The Crepe Myrtle still has blossoms, but a lot less and it's thinned out on the bottom so that the little bird's nest inside is exposed...I hope there are no eggs in it - and there are torn and cut branches sticking out every which way. Poor thing!

To top it all off - and to make a poignant passive-aggressive statement, that person decapitated one of my sunflowers.

Nobody can convince me that this broke off naturally - my sunflowers do not break at all - they may bend, but don't break with an even cut like that. I found the flower head stuck in the bushes below.

Sunflwer before:

This was a perfectly healthy sunflower standing upright only yesterday. What kind of sick person has to do that to make themselves feel big and important? Well, it's the same kind of psycho that torments kittens and kicks dogs!

I'm upset over the plants, but more disturbed over knowing that someone dislikes me that much to harm what I love. I don't want to live where my neighbors are capable of being that vindictive. I have no enemies that I know of. I don't socialize much with my neighbors. The few friends I have do not live here. I'm very disappointed. 

I'm so looking forward to Blue Ridge and even though I know people will be pretty much the same no matter where I live, at least Gizzy and I will be able to spend more time outside and enjoy nature so that I won't have to dwell on every little plant that's outside my apartment - heck, I'll probably won't even have to plant anything and let the landscapers do it all (except for a few potted plants on my patio.) Yes, I think the signs are all pointing North. What do you think?

And now I'm going to work on all those pears! They're just the right consistency now after sitting for a week. I'm baking four deep dish pies (one to keep, three to give away: Sandi, Bobby-Jack and Arlene) So, I'll put on some music and be thankful for all the free pears. I will share the pie photos with you later...

I'm off to pare some pears ;-)


Furry Bottoms said...

I really dislike people who have the need to be so passive aggressive like that. I am so sorry you had to go through that. It really is very disturbing.

Not everyone is that spiteful though. I was afraid people would be the same no matter where I went, but I've found it to be not true. In Southern California, people are a lot more aggressive and superficial. When I moved to Seattle, people were a lot nicer, calmer and more helpful than any I've ever known in CA. It restored my faith in humanity.

Blue Ridge should prove to be an improvement! Just ignore the guy, don't give him the satisfaction of your outrage. That will just make him think he's won and he will do it again and again. Don't let him know how much it hurt you and made you mad. Thats what he wants. It will come around, back to him.

Snuggle that little Gizzy-- thats the best consolation you can have right at your fingertips!

Debi Y. said...

I'm so sorry about the tree and your sunflower Doris. Some people just have no respect for others.

marianne said...

That is just plain stupid and awful!
I know people are the same all over. There are always a few stupid ones where ever you go, but maybe when you move you will be surrounded by nice people. Good neighbors are important.
I really feel sorry seeing that bush like that, it brought you so much joy and that sunflower is surely clipped. Boy that makes e angry........
Hope this is the last.

Hope you can let go of the irritation this must have cost you.

Hugs for Gizzy!!!!!

AkasaWolfSong said...

Awww Doris...I'm so sorry you have to go thru this but don't give the guy the satisfaction of letting him know you are would just fuel his fire. Best to let it go and send him silent blessings so that he will feel guilty and not do it again, eh?

You and Gizz stay safe there and happy paring your pears! Sounds delish! :)

I'm sure your move to the Blue Ridge will be much safer for you all the way around!

Sending You love and hugs...Gizzy Too! xoxoxo

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your flowers. That's awful and also a little creepy. I hope that you are able to move soon!

Heather - The Good Life said...

What a shame about your pretty shrub and sunflower. So sorry this happened to you.

Ann said...

your neighbor sounds like a real jerk. It's too bad that people have to be like that. Sorry you have to deal with him.

Debi said...

What a disturbing story!! That beautiful bush and that sunflower!! The Blue Ridge country will show you love...but the jerks are everywhere. Be safe. And while in Georgia...don't let Gizzy too far out of your site....I don't trust many...especially those that stoop so low.
Enjoy your pears!!!

Anonymous said...

Doris, I am so very sorry. How sad that someone would get JOY from doing this. As you say, just spiteful.

I am off now to visit your etsy shope. Beautiful items!!!

Robin said...

This makes me so angry! Bad neighbours are the worst..... but, some of your commentrs ARE not let your pathetic neighbou know how much his cruel actions disturbed you...this is what he wants.... silence is better in this case.

I am praying your move North WILL happen...and soon. (Or that the neighbour moves....)

On to *sweeter* things.... looking forward to to seeing photos of your pear yummy!!!!! If I lived closer, I would be stopping by for a slice!!!!

When all is done and the aroma stil envelops your kitchen, stop, have a coffee and a slice for me!!!

Love to you and Gizzy,

♥ Robin ♥

Chatty Crone said...

I like your new Etsy shop!

I am so sorry someone would vandalize God's handiwork - and put a nail through your tire.

I am so sad and hurt for you.

DaCraftyLady said...

Well I live in So CA and I AM NOT like that....there are bad people and good people everywhere. I am sorry you have had to deal with a bad person...Sometimes people thay are angry and mean on the outsidebeacause they are masking their own pain...try to ignore this person who obviously does not have a happy life and move on... good luck with the new place... and congrats on your new Etsy named shop...Debb

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That is just awful, what a mean and spiteful person! One day he will get his due. I am just so sorry for you knowing how much your flowers mean to you. Hugs.

Karin said...

I'm very sorry to hear of anyone treating people and living things in such a cruel and callous manner. I also would not give the person the satisfaction to see me upset and angry. That will only fuel him - but you know that! I don't understand bullies like that and how they can live with themselves. You be safe Doris with little Gizzy!

Annie said...

Yes, that sounds good. When's the move?

Oh and in a word - JERK!

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Doris,

There is only one consulation; be glad you're not married with such a low-life! Pieter always would tell me if we encountered a jerk like that: 'Imagine having to go home with him/her?'
That is so true. You got Gizzy and you have your own ethics and don't let anyone dent that! Just step over it, he is not worthy of being upset about it. The crepe myrtle will grow back stronger. That idiot does not know (does he know anything?) that the more you prune, the more growth it will create!
Sorry for the bees... but my guess is that there are more pollen sources around.

Lots of love and enjoy your pears!