Friday, January 23, 2009

Letting Go

This has been a tough few weeks in our house... First there was the passing of Moody Teen's sweet, gentle leopard gecko, Mel. After a proper burial in the woods, with a little wooden marker and quick prayer, we soldiered on. 

Until today. 

The grief of that loss came flooding back to me as I realized I would have to euthanize another faithful family member... Moody Teen's Homer Simpson Chia Pet, which was a Christmas present from his best bud. I don't think he was too emotionally invested, however, as I was the one who excitedly ripped open the box, carefully read the directions, mixed up the seed paste and gingerly applied it to Homer's bald, terra cotta head. It wasn't long until the tiny, green seedlings took root and began to grow. I was just so proud of my accomplishment, thinking Homer would be my redemption... A chance to prove I really do have a green thumb, after the hundreds of innocent plants I have killed in the past. Well, not so fast...

This morning, I went to check on Homer and found him in a shocking state of distress. I guess it's time to say goodbye. Homer, I loved you, tho I hardly knew ye.

Oh, and by the way, this happens to be my 100th post. So, in the famous words of our dear Homer Simpson... Woo-Hoo!!!

33 comments:

amelia bedelia said...

awe, poor Homer. He's balding.

Eudea-Mamia said...

D'oh!

(Sorry, couldn't resist.)

I'll bring over donuts to share at the memorial. We can bury him in the box when we're done.

Sniff.

Soxy Deb said...

He does have a little male pattern baldness going on doesn't he? Maybe they sell some Rogain for Chia pets. You should look into that before you throw him out. Or will that just be prolonging the inevitable?

namaste said...

what the heck! two deaths in one week? what is going on. I'm so sorry for your loss.

angie said...

Homer, may you rest in peace.

Lee the MWOB Queen said...

That thing is highly disturbing looking. But give yourself an A for effort Deb.

And are you REALLY gonna let this 100th post slide by with no pomp and circumstance except for a dead Chia Homer pet?

I expect to come back later today and find 100, yes that's 100, things about you. That's what bloggers do right?

:-)

stefanie said...

Sorry about Mel. Homer, not so much.
Happy 100th post!

Under the Influence said...

RIP.

Or you could revive him with a head of yellow playdoh.

Under the Influence said...

Ok, not a full head of playdoh - just those few little strings of hair he has.

Straight to Your Hart said...

Dum,Dum Dah-dum,dah-dee-dum,dum, dum, dum, dum...DoH!! He looks better bald anyways!

Halftime Lessons said...

LOL...I SO want a homer chia. Maybe a trip to Walgreens is in order today.

Congratulations, my beautiful re-found friend, on your 100th post.

I know I speak for me, and Im pretty sure I speak for many when I say...

I'm so glad you stayed with it.

Good luck quitting now.

Brenda Jean said...

Did you have a burst of energy with all these posts? Dang girl!
Don't scare me again with a post title like that either--- man.

As to Homer-- I agree he may just be balding and if you give him a little extra care he may bounce back. If not, or well, sieze the day or something like that. BAHAHAHAHAHA

100 posts-- YEAH you:)

Beadiful Things said...

Homer's losing his hair. Happens to the best of them.

Kudos on the 100 posts. Your blog makes me happy. :-)

Debbie said...

At least he left an impression on the family. Tragic.

Debbie said...

And in my shared grief, I forgot to wish you a happy 100th!

Julia@SometimesLucid said...

Congratualtions on 100 posts!

dana wyzard said...

Hey, were you SERIOUS when you said you were hoping for some card photos on my blog? HONEY PIE!! In the words of the balding Homer Simpson WHOOHOOO!

Just send me your address and I'll send you one. Do you have a favorite or let me pick.

Harlene said...

You have my sympathies!

I must say thank you for 100 highlights in my life!

♥georgie♥ said...

Congrats on 100 posts!!! thats so awesome...and poor homer lilest bean wants a chia pet soooo bad...maybe i should cave?

Kristina P. said...

I need to go and buy a Chia Pet now.

Tiffany said...

WTF happened? Did you forget to water him?

jill jill bo bill said...

EM ALWAYS takes my funny!

Happy 100 and thank all that is holy that I found you and fell in love and so on and so on. I am counting down the days til we go toilet paper Jay's house.

CaJoh said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. Hoping the next 100 are just as exciting.

Tenakim said...

my condolences!

Lacey said...

It's okay, I kill everything green, too. Plus, I'm pretty sure Homer is meant to be bald. :D

Denise said...

Poor Moody Teen...i hope you get him a puppy to help him get over the grief.

jsprik said...

congrats on 100 posts!! keep up the good work!! poor homer.....

Wendyburd1 said...

Hey Congrats on 100 posts! I have seen THE chia pet and he did not last too long in our house either...but we DID succefully have a bunch of tomato plants this past summer!!! I was SO proud of us!!LOL!

Elisabeth said...

Yay!! 100th post!!

Beth said...

100 posts! Doh!

Celebrate with some donuts and Duff beer. Poor, poor Homer.

Isn't he bald in real life?

Lindsay said...

You must do a 100 things about you post! I bet you have some really good things to share :)

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

TTFN (ta ta for now)

Young Momma said...

It's cool, Deb! Homer is supposed to be bald!!! lol

Congrats on your 100th post!!!