Thursday, May 3, 2012

A May Day Surprise

It seems like I'm getting surprises everywhere these days. First, I had the surprise at the Supercenter, and then, I had a surprise at the front door.

It happened two days ago. You know... May Day. I just didn't get a chance to yak about it until now.

I had finished posting my May Basket tablescape, which included a little lamentation about the fact that children in this area do not leave little doorknob delights  around the neighborhood on May Day. In reading comments, I realized that it must not be that well known of a tradition after all. So many folks had never heard of it..

Well, that needs to change, I thought.
What better way than to use the incredible power of my blog. 

I was still ruminating about this later in the afternoon when I returned from a little thrifting. I was pulling into the driveway when lo and behold,  I caught the sight of something fluttering from the front door knob out of the corner of my eye.

I'm not making this up, people. My blog power is really that incredible.

I literally ran into the house and through the kitchen and down the hall into the foyer to open the door.



Was it something whimsical like this one from the
ever creative Singing With Birds ? 


Or maybe something with rustic sophistication like 
this one from  Vignette Design?



Awesome, aren't they? 

Unfortunately, 
I found neither whimsy nor sophistication
 hanging on my door knob that May Day afternoon.

I found this.


 A coupon for a fitness center. 
Apparently, they do read my blog...
They couldn't have stuck it in a paper cone with a bunch of daisies?
  
And, there ya go... 
Just another day in Paradise. 
No May basket.
No giggling bushes.

Just a few snickers instead.

42 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Girl - you HAD me going - you are so bad - but so good too.

If I lived near you I'd make you a May basket - of course it wouldn't look like any of those!

Love, sandie

Debbie said...

haha...I was soo excited for you...love it. Have a good day!

Marlis said...

Okay this is funny. I really thought some kind soul had come to your rescue and left you a beauty on the door. Well, beauty it was, just not what you wanted.. Have a great weekend. xo marlis

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

My dear and precious friend Debbie I have been up early this morning fasting and praying for many on this National Day of Prayer.

I have prayed for you and yours and will continue to do so throughout the day.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Sue said...

You totally had me ~ for sure I thought some sweet little child left a scraggly little May basket!
That's even worse than the house cleaners ads!

Sonja said...

That just made me laugh... it would be my experience too. When I think I have it all together and have done something right, along comes a brochure for 50% off of hearing aids!! :)

Crickit said...

The suspense was killing me! Thanks for the morning laugh... I am laughing WITH you and not AT you! :)

At The Picket Fence said...

LOL!!! Oh Debbie that was hilarious! If we lived closer I would have had my daughter come bring you a May Day basket. She made one at school for us so now you know that it isn't a completely lost tradition. It's hanging on our bedroom door where I had to pretend to be surprised every time she knocked on it and ran away! :-)
Vanessa

ellen b. said...

Ha! Well done. You had me going.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

LOL! Well, it was something! :)))

Denise said...

A tisket a tasket a coupon in your basket...doorknob? What? Don't "they" know anything? Hilarious post. Love your wit. Glad you could share your humor with us today.

Canadagirl said...

Ohhhh I do remember as a kid making May baskets and hiding in the bush giggling. [o= I am sorry this wasn't one of those wonderful baskets. I pray you have a blessed May!

Blessings and ((HUGS))
-Mary

Gaby said...

You got me too, trickster! I bet we would be great friends, you and I, in real life.

Denise said...

You made me smile.

Carol said...

Haha! You sure do know how to tell a great story!
The baskets in your previous post were beautiful.

elizabeth said...

Ok, so theologically, if everything in our life is "Father filtered" and if being created in His image includes our sense of humor, I'm wondering if He didn't just set this one up to give Himself, you and all of us a good chuckle.

elizabeth said...

Me again...click over to my "Swimming Lessons" post, I've had an update. :)

CAL said...

What a cute idea, I too thought you scored!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I am laughing too hard..and that isn't good for a girl who has had six kids!!

You just made my day....and I am so glad you educated me on May Day...I will have to delight you next year by doing something for our neighbors, who may not know either.

Oh the gym...well girl, I am enjoying going, even if I hate seeing myself in the mirror...and I usually go when no one is there...then my son reminded me that there are camera!! LOL

I emailed you...you really caught me off guard.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

These May baskets are a beautiful surprise....love snickers too:)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

These May baskets are a beautiful surprise....love snickers too:)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

All I can say is mine was for Chinese food... I could have used the fitness club free pass:@)

Robin said...

You really got my hopes up with this! It would have been so nice to get a flower basket wouldn't it?

Robin
Robin Flies South

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is such a cute post! What a funny story!
I got my giggle for the day!

Do you know about my good friend, Jane from Flora Doora? http://floradoora.blogspot.com/

and her etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/FloraDoora. I Love these pretty containers. They would be perfect for May Day!
Yvonne

Gina said...

LOL! Cute story!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh you are sooooo hysterical! I just love coming here! I can just hear you speaking when I read your posts, your family must always be in stitches!

Carol

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh how thoughtful was that!~ NOT...that is funny Debbie....the timing was impeccable, just sayin, they must read your blog.

Gina Gao said...

This is so funny! I really liked reading this post.

www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

Sue said...

I am still sniggering! And I thought things like this only happened to me!Thanks for this!! Enjoy your weekend.,
Hugs,
Sue

Linda W said...

Pardon me, but I'm still laughing!!

Diane said...

Thanks for the great laugh. You should be a writer in real life, not just in blogland. This was so much fun.

Jacqueline said...

We always did the May Baskets on the door too, but I haven't followed through with the tradition! Shame, shame on me! I love your May Basket table. I need to try next year and get it going in my neighborhood - a perfect way to give away some goodies that I don't want to eat all by myself!

Sharon said...

One question - "Just a few snickers instead" - did you mean ha-ha snickers, or Snickers candy bars??

Thought maybe the coupon sent you into a chocolate mood -

Also, that offer - 50% off or 1 month free. Do they mean 50% off of YOURSELF?? THAT offer might get me into a gym after all...

:)

Tracy said...

Awwww, I was hoping you got some beautiful flowers to brighten your day! fun post!

FrouFrouBritches said...

That is hilarious! I usually just get flyers from various lawn and garden companies that drive thru the neighborhood to see which yard is he shame of the neighborhood so they can offer their wonderfully expensive services. So, in a way, they're at least offering me flowers, but it's just not the same if I have to pay for them.

Thanks for the giggles. I've had a full day in a Kindergarten class and boy did I need some giggles. ugh!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Girl, you shouldn't make me laugh that hard when it still hurts my groin from the lymph node business!!! LOL! Oh, that sounds so like something that would happen to me!! I get myself carried away sometimes and then boom! Ends up being something like that fitness flyer! LOL! Something I might really need, but NOT what I was hoping for. Thank you for this chuckle... hugs ~ t.

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, for crying out loud. I was hoping there WERE flowers on your door. Stinking exercise...
xo
lynn

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

You are just funny for words!!! ---------- Shannon

Mevely317 said...

I don't believe it ... someone else finally remembers one of my fav May-day traditions.
Woo-hoo!!!

Usually, when I'd mention leaving treats on front door knobs (in my "olden" days, containers were made from construction paper) .. folks would look at me strangely. So I quit talking about it, and eventually forgot.

What's old becomes new again doesn't it ... let's start a movement!

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

Wow, I went to my nephew's wedding in LA and missed your post. I'm so sad I couldn't show up with a May Day, flower filled cone for you. What you did get however has me rolling on the floor, and if you take advantage, you will be too!

Hope it was a good one....

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Another funny one, Debbie :) You had me going for a minute there.

Denise

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Debbie, I needed this laugh! You'll never know how you brighten my days! Thank you. Hugs, laurie

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