I have a card lying around here somewhere that I’ve been meaning to send to my ASL teacher back at Evergreen and I haven’t done it yet (shame shame). What got me thinking about it again is this pre-seeded gift wrap I found today. When you’re done tearing through all those layers of paper to get at the present inside, you can skip out back (tra la laa) and stick the paper in a hole. Soon enough there’ll be little baby flowers growing from your newly recycled paper. Why throw it away when you can get even more pretties from your presents? It’s not that expensive… especially when you think of it this way: a bunch of flowers will cost at least $30 if you order the damn things online, about $20 from a store in town and they’re already cut and on their way to deadness. With this wrapping paper you can plant it and have live flowers for a long time and maybe they’ll even come back another year! I just wish I could find some in a shop around here instead of having to go on the internets AND I wish I could find some with native species instead of this Icelandic Poppy and German Catchfly business.
Who knows, maybe I’ll even try to make some myself…
I found myself in the magical land of Olympia this weekend for Peter’s birthday. We went to the Great Wolf Lodge, played on FANTASTIC water slides (the best was called the Howlin’ Tornado… Star and I screamed the entire way down) and spent the night. The next day I dropped Star off for an interview and then hit up Goodwill. My quest for an ice cream machine came to an end when I found a fully functional Rival Yogurt and Ice Cream maker for $8.00, two 12 cup mini muffin tins for $.99 each and some little lantern Christmas lights for $5.00. That’s some great loot. After her interview, Star and I went to Bark and Garden where I found some more air plants. Then we went to the Olympia Farmers Market where I got some new asparagus, a lemon verbena plant and an apple mint plant.
There is tons of cool things happening in this photo. 1.) yes, that is the crystal garden Star gave me for my birthday, there in the lower right 2.) the air plant closest to us looks like one of the aliens from the Simpson 3.) the further air plant has red tips 4.) yes, those are ghost salt and pepper shakers hugging. End result: 100% amazing.
Star with the pretty daffodils she bought at the Oly. Farmers Market. So pretty!