What is the first real sign of Spring for you?
For me, it's when daffodils and tulips start showing up at the supermarket.
OK, that's not really my first sign, but it fits with the story, so play along with me here, won't you?
Normally, I might not be so attuned to their arrival, but this year, I was so anxious, I practically stalked the delivery truck while they were being unloaded.
I needed some Spring in my step...and in my house.
Luckily, I was able to buy a little Spring in the form of miniature daffodils this weekend.
Saturday night, we had the pleasure of Junior Goo Shoe's company at dinner. He usually is busy with friends, but because he had a sleepover with a few friends the night before, and got very little sleep, I guess he was worn out. I couldn't help myself - I made a big deal about how happy I was that he was with us. And then I asked if he wanted to watch a movie together. It was shaping up to be a great, unexpected Family Night!
"Mom, don't get all carried away or anything; I'm probably going to make plans for tonight."
OK, then, I figured I'd go to the supermarket. Saturday night is not my usual food-shopping time, but we had plans for Sunday morning, and I had to get some food in the house before the major snowstorm that was coming...which by the way, we now know left a whopping ZERO inches on the ground. Not that I'm complaining.
Don't you wish your life was this exciting? Saturday night at Shop Rite. Woo Hoo. Or make that Boo Hoo.
I needed to buy something to salvage the night. Ice cream? Cookies? Jelly Beans?
Then I spotted the daffodils, and decided that they were far better for my waist line, so into the cart they went.
I took the jelly beans, too.
Then I put them back...
...and ate an entire bag of Skinny Pop Black Pepper Popcorn when I got home, instead. Have you ever had that? It is sooooo good.
But we're talking about daffodils, no? Yes...
The little pot of Daff O'Dils (that is my tribute to St. Patrick's Day right there) went into the kitchen.
It amazes me what one little plant can do for a room. It really did lift my spirits.
It won't be long before the daffodils outside poke their heads through the ground. Last year they bloomed while there was still snow on the ground.
|March 20, 2013|
That reminds me! I planted a bunch of bulbs around my mailbox last fall. It was daffodils, and crocuses, I think. I can't wait to see them bloom. If they bloom.
Until then, I'll just enjoy my indoor daffodils, here in my kitchen...
....with some Skinny Pop Popcorn...and the bag of jelly beans which may or may not have fallen into my shopping cart accidentally.
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