Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wishcasting Wednesday (and A Visit from Jungle Woman)

This week's Wishcasting Wednesday question is What do you wish to dare?

I wish to dare to create an almost entirely different life.  My husband stays.  The furkids stay.  My best friend stays.  Several online friends stay.  But an extraordinary number of people, activities, and objects are up for contract renegotiation.

I should create a new Witness Protection list.  A cousin and I used to play a "what if" game.  The object was to determine what is so essential to who we are that we couldn't imagine changing it -- not even for witness protection.  For example, I'm not sure I could ever change my hair color -- "redhead" is part of my self-definition.  She decided she would rather take her chances with the bad guys than face a closet full of clothing from a particular well-known store at the mall.

In other news, I planted my patio container garden and a raised bed of strawberries this afternoon.  The container garden includes a Cowhorn pepper, which was one of my grandfather's favorites.  I don't remember those peppers specifically (he died when I was in fourth grade, a bit young for hot peppers), but I do remember the big cluster of five gallon buckets in his backyard.  Each one held a pepper plant of some sort.  He liked his peppers!  He was also the grower of the world's best strawberries.  I don't know what he did to them, but they were soooooo sweet.  One of the best memories of my childhood is sitting at the kitchen table with my grandmother rolling strawberries in a little bowl of sugar and eating them.

The herbs are still on the to do list, and Drew wants a raised bed for watermelons.  We're hoping to get to that this weekend.


  1. As Pink wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. I like the idea of things being up for a contract renegotiation! It makes me think in a different way about the stuff that I am so attached to...

  2. As Pink wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

  3. As pink wishes for herself I so lovingly wish this for her also. xx

  4. Loved reading this. I can understand your friend's thought about that particular closet full of those particular clothes....

    Renegotiate, sweet woman!

    As Pink wishes for herself, so I wish for her with daring love also!

    Read about my daring wish here!

  5. Your garden sounds lovely Pink! I love how you've tied it in with your grandparents. My grandparents always had lots of gardens and fruit bearing trees. My grandmother used to make the BEST blackberry jam. I've been contemplating trying my hand at making some and happened to run across a recipe earlier today. Now reading your post has inspired me even more!!! Thank you!

    (BTW, I lost my grandfather in third grade and sometimes I'm sad I never knew him through adult eyes.)

    Have fun planting more of your garden and reinventing your life! :) As Pink wishes for herself, I wish for her also!