Navigating through life away from the library.
Navigating through life away from the library.

Gratitude for Plantitude

So those who follow me on twitter know that I decided to take advantage of the warm weather we had today and stain the wooden trunk I’ve been working on. What was with today’s weather? It was like 65 degrees, not that I’m complaining or anything, but wow! I have never stained wood before today, so I was pretty nervous and had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I have watched a lot of Trading Spaces over the years, so I figured I could handle it.

While the stain was still drying, I decided that I liked the trunk better shiny. I love shiny and am often distracted by anything shiny (or anything that resembles a monkey, but that’s another story). So that meant a trip to Lowe’s (originally I had planned to go to another store but I decided I wasn’t up for the drive) for some polyurethane. Yeah, you’d think I would have had that since I was staining the trunk, but did I mention I’ve never done this before? I picked up a can of spray poly and decided to wander around to the garden section and look around. I found two beautiful flowering cabbage plants that I just had to have (they’re purple, how could I resist?). While I was in line to pay for them the cashier told me that I could purchase an entire rack of flowers for $5.

What?! I asked her several times if she was kidding me because wow…. Now let me explain, this wasn’t just a shelf of flowers or anything… This was $52.45 worth of plants for five bucks!

I had been planning to work on the landscape next year but now that I have all these plants, I’m going to get an early start. I have the most beautiful mums, pansies, flowering grasses and other assorted perennials. So today I’m grateful for Lowe’s and their amazing sale. And, of course, my love of all things shiny.

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