I remember my grandmother telling me, "don't forget your wrap", when it was cold outside, and I was leaving to go outdoors.
Have you ever heard that expression? I had not, until the day my grandmother Lola said it, and I remember thinking, that must be how they referred to outdoor gear back in the olden days.
I've never heard anyone call it that since my grandmother, and probably won't. It's also comforting that the reference came from her exclusively.
Funny how these thoughts come to mind at certain times.
Thinking about that word today, and I think about soap wrappings. I think about the variety of ideas, and the assortment of soap wrapping packages I've had over the past ten years, gobs!
It reminds me a bit of when I was a little girl dressing my Barbie dolls in one outfit and another, then another, always feeling the anticipation of what she would look like wearing that special new dress or pant suit!
I feel the same way when I wrap my soap, except the fact that I'm a big girl now, but still like to play dress up with the bars of soap. Who would have thought! Dress up with soap, not I, not I at all. I always say, "whatever floats your boat", that's what you should do, whenever all possible!
Wait until you see our new Spring outdoor project! Can you feel my excitement? Lennis, bless his heart, built the coolest brick walkway leading down our huge hill. The hill has always been a challenge, and a thorn in our yard, as it was difficult to travel down the hill to get to our back yard. I can't count the number of times I have fallen down the hill.
Not any more! We now have a large brick walkway leading the way. I can't wait to set planters along the bricks, and plant my flower seeds.
We're late bloomers in the Midwest, and it seems as though Spring is never going to arrive.
Old timers always say, "don't plant flowers until Mother's day", in my little part of the country. That always seems like forever, but I am often glad I listened to them when planting new seedlings and plants!
I can't help but be a tad bit envious of my fellow bloggers that are experiencing the budding and sprouting of cherry blossoms and wild violets flourishing throughout.
Yesterday I spent some time carefully picking and choosing the flower seeds that I'm planting in our yard. I am planting seeds, and starting the plants indoors, rather than purchasing plants, as I feel it will help with the anticipation of waiting until Mother's day to plant. At least I'll have the excitement of watching the little seedlings sprout inside, if I can't watch outside.
Nigella, Purple Coneflower's, Sweet Peas, Calendula, Lemon Grass, Phlox, Nasturtium's, are but a few of the seeds I ordered from the seed catalog. I had fun ordering the seeds out of the seed catalog. I couldn't help but feel nostalgic, as I knew while I was browsing the catalog, that's the way they did it in the olden days, before there were nursery's.
It's a wrap!
and, another shot of my kitchen, a cozy corner, after I moved the Chinese pot holders...
Jill 00 (two hugs are better than one)