Friday, April 30, 2010

New Flags at The Ranch

IMG_4769 If you were to ask me a month ago, what I thought of the colorful patterned flags that so adorably hang in front of some homes, I would have told you how stupid, ridiculous and unnecessary they are.

Then, one of my bosses sisters was visiting for Easter, and she brought with her the flag with the black dog on it (shown above). She was very excited about it and promptly hung it over the walk-in gate at our ranch. Me, being the obsessive compulsive that I am, couldn’t stand just ONE flag hanging up on this long rope that draped from one tree to the other. I casually mention this to my boss, and she immediately, without any hesitation whatsoever, said, “Why don’t you get on the internet and see if you can find some more. Like a cat or a duck or a squirrel.” I quickly start to laugh at how her tone changed from Hurry, hurry. Let’s finish these budgets, to They can wait, let’s order more flags. I was finally able to find a few that we liked, so I went ahead and ordered them.

Let me tell you something. I admit it. I can totally see why people love these things. We have dogs at our ranch, so a dog flag seemed fitting. We have cats, so a cat flag made sense. Rabbits, well, ours are white (with blue eyes), but they are still rabbits. We have ducks, so again, why not a duck flag. Plus, how much easier would it be to give someone directions to our ranch by just saying drive until you see the animal flags on the right.

I’ve become obsessed. I have been known to have an extra window or two open so I could search for a cute squirrel flag. Can’t find one I like. *sigh

There are a few members of my family that proudly display their favorite drivers’ NASCAR flags in their front yard during the races on Sunday afternoons, so I suppose other people’s obsession with these flags in their front yards is okay. I’ll stop judging.

xoxo val

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