I headed out early today (11am) to run some errands.
I stopped at the S A and scored very well.
Then, I was going to go to Target, but once in the parking lot, the mad crowd was everywhere. I couldn't do it. Drove across to Lowes - where I've been BUYING our boughs ever since we trimmed all that we could from our evergreens without making them look like they were just shaved for surgery. EC wasn't too happy with me doing all this trimming. I just thought the branches might grow back. Live and learn.
So every year I plan on getting them at Lowes. They are gorgeous and last all winter into the spring, hanging outdoors in our window boxes. $7 a bunch.
I walk up to the very cold sales clerks who are standing in the opening of the garden center, trying to stay warm. I walk passed them and see some boughs in a box.
I ask, in my most delicate voice, "How much are these?"
The gal responds, "free. you can take them."
"Oh, they're free. take whatever you want."
"I'm sorry, I meant to say, "What?"
"yeah, they're the trimmings from the trees people buy....blah, blah...."
(the whole time I'm screaming in my head, thinking about all of you and how happy-dancing you would be for me, and then thinking who are these people who buy the trees and leave the boughs!!!!!)
Then, delicately, I say, "how many can I have?"
"take whatever you want."
And then with my body all scrunched up and my head cocked to the left I sheepishly say, "can I have the whole box?"
I just know you'll forgive me for all these photos.
Had to show you how happy I am.
This kinda stuff NEVER happens to me!!!!!
Look! Tree stump coasters!!!
See you soon
I got some work to do
Yes, Anita, I will be removing the gourds today!