joie de vivre


Glad we made it to Friday and that tomorrow my time will be my own. I planted two mini magnolia bushes (shrubs?) the other night. YES, night. Tuesday night I was feverishly digging in the dirt and the dark, planting shrubberies, little purple flowers that I don’t know the name of and blindly spreading mulch all over like wooden confetti.

It wasn’t until I tried to get to sleep later that night that I worried I was covered in spider bites or worse, actual spiders (shivers). I dosed myself with two benadryl, just in case of anaphylactic shock plus anti-histimines knock me out cold – which is always helpful in these situations.

My neighbors think I’m insane, no doubt. Regardless, they complimented my work the next day – which was nice. Being nice to the most-likely insane is always a good idea.

When I was leaving for work this morning I spied one chunky white magnolia flower. After a quick inspection of both bushes I am betting that tomorrow there will be five more. They are my absolute favorite and they really do smell like magnolia when they bloom.

Counting all the little things.

Happy Earth Day and have a peaceful weekend, everybody.

image © Aimee McEwen, temporary tattoos by Tattly and Rifle Paper, Co.

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