I almost didn't think I'd have time for a submission this month, that is until Lola arrived. She's a saucy little character, as you will soon come to find for yourself.
You see, Lola is a fallen prickly pear pad. Lola could not wait to drop off the family prickly pear patch. Lola's twin sister, Zabrina, always got more sunshine, more shade, more rain, more attention, more, more, more. It was really a "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha" type predicament and Lola had really had enough.
When Lola finally fell off the family prickly pear patch she thought she would be free to do whatever her little heart desired. She didn't really know what her heart desired, but nevertheless, she knew she just wanted to be away from Zabrina and everyone who compared her to Zabrina.
Well, our paths crossed and Lola convinced me she would be an excellent candidate for propagating a new prickly pear patch. We arrived back to the house and I set to transplanting her in a fresh terracotta pot filled with a nice sandy soil and new pebbles. Then the attitude started to surface. "This pot is very plain." "I don't like the color of these pebbles." "Are you going to leave me sitting on this table like this?"
I put the kibosh on the attitude by reminding Lola that I could've just left her to bake on the sidewalk or better yet sautéd her in some olive oil and served her with chicken. Lola zipped her lip and I started some laundry.
As I was heading up stairs to put laundry away, I looked in on Lola, only to find that her good friend Jose had stopped by for a visit.
I told Lola that it was unacceptable to have unannounced guests and that proper introductions were required. She apologized, made her introductions and I went on to put away the laundry.
I wasn't aware of the history that Lola and Jose shared. On my way back downstairs for another load of laundry I found Lola to be a bit worse for wear and Jose wiped clean out.
I'm no hypocrit, so I didn't scold Lola, just cleaned her up and showed her to her new location in the house. She's now upstairs by the computer so I can keep a closer eye on her. Time will tell if Lola can conform to our house rules.
Lola is made of painted muslin and high loft batting.