See all those beautiful blooms? The girls have cut flowers from it repeatedly to grace our kitchen table. There are some, along with a few of the remaining, dark pink zinnias in an old Cheerwine bottle on the table right now. The bright pink and orange make a very pretty arrangement. I should have thought to get a picture, but...oh well, maybe next time. You can just make out one of the small yellow sunflowers we planted in the bottom of the picture, slightly to the right of center. I guess it managed to struggle through.
I said "odds" and ends. This counts as a little odd. Most of you are mothers, so I know you'll know better than to ask why a toy knife is tied to the pull cords for the blinds...right? Yeah, I thought so. I didn't bother to ask either. I didn't even ask who did it. My hubby on the other hand, did ask. In fact, he asked me why we had a toy knife tied on the pull cords, so I'm sure the response he got was less than satisfactory. I think it went something along the lines of, "Because we have kids." He also did what I had been rather disinclined to do. He untied it. There's probably some important meaning behind the fact that he took it down, while I only took a picture. Maybe he's a bigger neat freak? (Sounds better than-he's a HUGE fan of stark simplicity.) Maybe I like a little whimsy? (I prefer that to-maybe I was a little lazy.)
I have no idea where the knife is now, but I'm sure it will turn up. Hey - I was just happy it wasn't one of my kitchen knives.