Stacey Mollus is a humor columnist who believes laughter is the best form of exercise. She is a gardening diva who hates worms, but loves to get her fingers in the dirt. Besides gardening, she loves her family, chocolate and clothes that are stretchy. You can find her personal blog site at " ", and tweets at “queenchocolates”.

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Mother Nature Needs Prozac
by Stacey Mollus - posted 06/05/14

SURPRISE! There is a chance of rain today.

Ok, not really a surprise since it has rained every day this week. I put in a call to my local meteorologist to ask him how many days so far this year, did it rain or have a chance of rain, but I was told he wasn't going to be in the office until later today. My guess is, he is at home listening to Karen Carpenter singing, "Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down", and is too depressed to get out of bed and come to work because of our continual cloudy conditions.

Me, being an eternal optimist, refuse to surrender to the gray skies, That is a little tougher since I checked the 10-day forecast this morning, and guess what? RAIN forecasted every day! Ugh!

Good news is, all this moisture has made my lawns lush and green. Bad news is, my vegetable garden looks pretty much the same since I planted it a few weeks ago. There has not been enough sunlight to cause the plants to fill in like they should be doing this time of year. As a matter of fact, my cantaloupe plants are still only a few inches high. At this rate, I should be able to pick the melons and use them in my fall display along with my pumpkins and gourds!

Today, in between showers, I went outside to do a garden walk. I was grateful I found something green growing wildly in my yard until further inspection revealed it was moss! You know, moss? The plant that needs intense moisture to thrive.

Gee wiz, I am beginning to think instead of baskets of tomatoes and peppers, this year's bounty will include moss and barnacles. (Maybe I should consult Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean to get some gardening tips.)

Even though I an unable to be outside pruning and picking, I am using my indoor time wisely. Like today, I spent time on the internet searching for recipes that contain seaweed, since that is apparently the only thing I am going to be able to grow this year.

I'm not going to give up. Here is hoping- THE SUN WILL COME OUT TOMORROW!



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