Yesterday's post highlighted my recent purchase of four desk calendars with wildflower seeds embedded in each of the 12 monthly pages to plant in soil at the conclusion of each month. A few days ago, when I placed my Olive Barn online order for four of them, it said that there was only one remaining in stock after they removed my four from their inventory. However, I didn't think much of it, because on etsy it says "1 in stock" when in reality many times there are more available if you want to order more. Such was not the case with these calendars. I later learned that they are sold out and aren't going to be restocked. There truly was only one left in stock when I placed my order. I feel fortunate to own four of them. So what do I have planned for my four calendars? Well, today I sent one of them to my oldest daughter, Heather, for part of her birthday gift.
I wrapped the tin holding the calendar pages in pretty pink paper, wrapped a length of ribbon a few times around the package, then attached a flower to the top to add a fun splash of color. I made the flower by dismantling a lei that I received at a Hawaiian-themed wedding shower a year ago. I ran a knotted length of crochet thread through the center holes of four flower petals, tied a knot on the underside of the bottom flower, then taped the thread "tails" to the package. I thought it turned out so pretty and was a perfect recycle/reuse of an item in my craft room.
O.K., that's one of my four calendars down the road. A second one, I kept for myself to set beside my laptop computer as a happy reminder that spring planting season is approaching and to plant a page each month in anticipation of a different wildflower to transplant into my garden plot/flower bed. That leaves two left. One of the two is for my sister, Rita, for her birthday in April. That leaves only one. My final one I am offering up to you, my blog's readers, in a drawing. It will work the same as my drawing that took place after my food blog award contest. If you think the calendar is useful, ecofriendly, and fun, and you would like to have one, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post by 8 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2009 when the drawing will close. Dick will anonymously draw a name from all of this post's commenters and I will announce the winner on Tuesday the 24th. So that I am able to contact the winner, be sure to supply your email address in the comment form. It will be invisible to other readers of my blog. If you haven't already done so, check out yesterday's post to see a detailed description of this prize being offered.
Mar. 6, 2009
Today's mileage: 2-mile walk
Total monthly mileage for March: 14 miles
Bible reading? Yes.