Sorry, folks. There were not any cheetah leggings or snakeskin jackets waiting at home for me in those boxes. There was a bedspread with two matching pillows, some home decor – including some nicely framed pictures, and lots and lots of clothes.
I did choose 22 items of clothing, nothing real exciting or wild but usable. The rest will be donated this week.
I loosely subscribe to the “one in one out” rule of household management, so I will be adding to the “one out” part of the equation in the coming weeks.
Now with regards to the seeds I threw in the pots and the seedlings I planted in the sponge rock planter before we left on our trip – well, let’s just say I’ll be purchasing some bedding plants later today. While it is true plants want to grow, nature must cooperate with the right environment, and I don’t believe that happened while we were gone. It was really cold, really wet and then really hot. So, now my seeds and seedlings are really dead.
However, I was pleasantly and very surprised by our rose bushes upon our return home:
It was almost as if all the roses were saying, “Welcome Home!”
We were gone for almost four weeks. Now that we’re home, it’s time to get some stuff done. I’ll be donating those boxes, planting my flowers, making Dan another batch of chocolate chip cookies. I’ll make a to-do list, visit my mom, and all the rest of every day life. I’ll also be working on our 2023 camping plans as we wait for our next trip.
There was one more thing waiting for me when I got home. It was a birthday gift for me from Michael and Allie. I think it’s purrr-fect! You might even say, it’s the cat’s meow. And I can’t wait to use it!