Hello Daylily Friends,
David and I turned around and headed back to the Stadium, which was just a few feet behind us, but UGA's gate guards would not allow us to re-enter. They told us that it was written on our tickets that re-entry was not allowed. I made several good arguments as to why we should be allowed to walk back to our seats, but they would not listen. There were other Tech fans who had also walked out of the Stadium who were trying to re-enter, and most of us soon gathered on the bridge behind the score board. We could see the heads of the players, and then, shockingly, we won! Wow! It was so great. We had beaten them on their home field. It was just sooooo, sooooo incredible. Beating Georgia is good.
Soon I was back in the daylily garden, and I went back to work. I removed a number of dormant plants from the Greenhouse, and planted these in their buckets in the ground. Since I planted the buckets we've had many cold nights. The plants are reversing, but I will bring them back into the Greenhouse in late January or early February. I've also had blooms on THE STING!, and Rich Howard's EXPLOSION IN THE PAINT FACTORY also bloomed. I've been waiting for Rich's daylily to bloom; I took all the pollen and stored it in the freezer. I've got plans for its use.
Has everyone noticed the steep decrease in gas prices? I went to fill up my GMC Truck, and instead of having to pay the usual $85.00, I only had to pay $57.67. I saved about $27.00 on just one purchase of gas. This is astonishing. How could gas prices be so low? Then we're also saving on the purchase of gas for Diana's car. This is a wonderful Christmas present.
Back at home we've been getting ready for Little Lily Rae. We put up our Christmas Tree; we wrapped presents, we put up garlands, and our Christmas Stockings. We put out red bows, and candy canes, and everything was perfect for the arrival of our precious grandchild. When she arrived she was overwhelmed by the Tree, and then she focused on a caricature we have of Bing Crosby. If you push a button Bing sings several songs as his head and arms move. Lily was thrilled with Bing, and she played and played with him. Lily is so observant. She noticed that I have a "cleft chin." So she took her little fingers and examined and examined. I explained that I had the cleft chin because when I was in the military in South Dakota I was hit in the chin by an Indian using his "Tomahawk." Lily listened to my story, but she mostly focused on my chin. She is such an angel. I've taught her new songs, new words, and she remembers everything. She is such a blessing.
Looking forward to Christmas.