If you are an avid reader of this blog, you know I wake-up my house every morning.
But did I mention that I talk to my flowers?
It is such a one-sided conversation, but so totally enjoyable. I do all the talking and they do all the listening.
Currently we are having an in-depth discussion on the latest season of Mad Men…..
…..and (please don’t be a hater)…..how I am a little disappointed.
Disappointed in the new season.
I mean we had been waiting….the peonies and I.
Waiting with great anticipation for the next season to start.
Patiently waiting for March 25 and Don Draper.
You see we have been a fans from almost the very beginning. Along with the roses and the hydrangeas and the clematis and the azaleas. We were fans of Mad Men before all the hype and Newsweek covers and Today Show antics and bobble head dolls.
We adore Don Draper and Joan and Pete and Betty and Roger Sterling. Don was our hero, back when he used to be married to Betty and was living a life of amorous intrigue in the midst of a haze of cigarette smoke and 9 o’clock in the morning Gin and Tonics.
Don used to be so romantically cynical and world-weary, but yet always showed up to work looking like he was ready to take on Madison Avenue.
What has happened to Don?
Where is the Don Draper we knew and loved?
Now…..this season Don is being meekly ordered around in his newly starched shirts by his new wife as she calls the shots while oddly singing “Zou Bisou Bisou.”
A hen-pecked ad-executive.
Is this what Mad Men is coming to?
This is not the Don we know and love.
And we miss him.
And why is Pete suddenly running the agency?
And Peggy Olsen is telling off Roger Sterling?
And why is Joan divorcing from that adorable doctor war hero of hers?
It’s like they have all lost their minds.
Are we the only ones who yearn for the Mad Men of several seasons ago?
So, I think we are moving on…..my flowers and I.
And I think they are fine with it.
They were more interested in “The Victory Garden” anyway
PS Don’t tell the flowers….but I’m going to start weeding with my toes