Apparently the plants in my garden are still very delicious!
It was just a matter of time and I knew it.
You see our house backs onto a large green space and my yard seems to be a beacon for hungry deer and rabbits.
I procrastinated this spring when I saw, well hidden among the “good” plants, a Hosta plant growing once again in my garden.
Long ago I removed everything from my front garden and replaced them with deer and rabbit resistant plants. Despite this, every few years that stubborn, “I’ll show Karen who’s boss” Hosta re-emerges.
Even though survival of the fittest is the general rule of thumb for a gardener such as myself, I knew that once those critters got in my garden for that mouth watering Hosta they would do even more damage. Yes, they pull out the plants they don’t like by the roots and toss them aside (not eat them) just to let me know they were there.
Despite all this knowledge, I hesitated to remove the Hosta.
So why was I surprised at the outcome?
“In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you are given a test that teaches you a lesson.” — Tom Bodett
In my case I needed to be retaught the lesson.
I should be more like Sandra: organized, motivated and prompt.
Sandra came in with a box of mementos including the tasseled cap from her son’s recent graduation ceremony from Bearspaw Christian School.
(Get it?! Christian School, Holy Cap! I bet you thought I made a typo in the title of this blog? Nope, just an espresso induced moment of perceived creativity.)
Anyway, with many items to choose from we chose the most important ones to tell the story and placed the others, cards and photos, in a envelope attached to the back of the frame. This way if anyone looks for these items at later date they will be easy to find (like with like) and in a safe place.
By not putting this project off for years or even decades (yes, you know who you are), Sandra was able to ensure that these important memories could be enjoyed now and not misplaced, damaged or possibly “eaten” later.
How about you? Any projects you have been putting off?
Sandra’s timing is ideal but NOW is the second best time to tackle similar projects.
Think Sandra’s “Holy Cap” not my “Holy Crap”.
P.S. Also you might want to check out my macaroni necklace story for another good example why you need to do it now.
About Karen – A creative business owner who specializes in framing unusual items. When not transforming objects into framed masterpieces for clients, she indulges her sweet tooth with all things dark chocolate and unwinds with a good biography and a cappuccino.