Evidently, the powers that be have decided I am not supposed to have tulips in my yard.
I have a friend that helps me works the yard coming on Wednesday to set out tulips and pansies, pull weeds and mulch the flower beds and basically get the yard buttoned down for the winter.
I am feeling a little better and today was trying to get the house "cleaned" up so the cleaning lady can come tomorrow, and I can't find the sack with the bulbs in them! 60, yes 60!, tulip bulbs, have been patiently waiting for me to plant them for 6 weeks! I had put them in a corner of the front hall besides a weight scale that sits there that nobody uses. I have no idea how long they haven't been there, but they are there no longer, and nobody else has been in the house!
I could just cry! She has broken two things I made that I cannot replace and ruined the front hall floor in a couple of places by putting rags with chemicals on them on the tiles. I have told her several times not to put things on the tile, but that goes through one ear and out the other, and of course, for some reason cleaning ladies do not understand you don't put cleaning supplies on chairs either, especially light colored ones. I live in absolute fear of a catastrophe every time she walks in the door. And she has been working for us for almost 3 years, but I think this may be the last straw, unless she chooses to replace the tulips.
We have tried Merry Maids, and that is just throwing money away. I guess we got spoiled when we lived in Texas. We had the most wonderful person who cleaned for us. Any wonderful person living out there that wants to do some cleaning for a couple of cranky old ladies, actually one is just old, the "other one" is cranky and old! :)
If you hear the earth shaking, it is only me having a "hissy fit", as my Texas friend would remind me that that is what we Texans have.