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!
Surprise packages are always wonderful. I came back from the store with Dad to find a package sitting on our doorstep. Now, this wasn’t just a plain old brown cardboard box…. no, this one had ladies on it. I can’t describe how perfectly Star/Hannah this is. I know, it’s a little odd, but really, I can’t illuminate it for you. Sorry. This is just perfect. So I jerked a pair of scissors from the mug on the counter and sliced right on through all that pesky packing tape. Inside I found handfuls of peanut butter cups, a package of peanut butter cups, some chocolate covered peanut cookies (I love the sentiment guys, but I think you might be trying to kill me. Dad’s been poison testing for me, just in case.), some homemade sugar cookies, a slinky, some bath oil, a crystal rock garden kit and three AWESOME birthday cards!
The card from Star…
has a lady inside! And yes, we DO need to bake!
Ben’s card, detailing how to fend off a mad bull. The cut-out around the drawing is great.
And this card is from Peter and Katherine…
complete with some wicked commentary on the pictures.
All of the cards have found a home on my bulletin board, next to the other “how to remove leeches” card from Star awhile ago. Thank you guys so much, I have a huge smile plastered on my face…. sigh… it was a good day today.