May 29, 2015

I have noticed with this blog that some days that are really good because they are full of activities and people aren’t always the best days for my Giveaway. Today began with an enjoyable chat over coffee and then my first successful yoga class in a couple of months (I could almost breathe normally again). I wrote an article and then managed lunch with my best friend Lynn, after which I headed to Theo’s schools to sort out some business with his teacher, came home to go through emails and then picked him up at karate. Not my most impressive day professionally, but a full one nonetheless. At no point during that day did I manage a Giveaway, mostly because I had already given things to the people I was with and didn’t want to repeat. However, by the evening I was running out of options, so I turned to the garden.

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We have a rather large jade plant, also known as a money tree or a friendship tree in an odd spot at the top of our back yard. When we were growing up in Scotland, we always thought this plant was rather exotic and tropical, but here in Southern California, they seem almost ordinary. I realized the other day that I could make cuttings from our jade plant, transplant them in cute little pots and give them to people as cute little gifts representing friendship or fortune. This evening, lacking in inspiration, I chose to keep things simple. I walked down the street and left a jade plant in a cute little blue glass pot on top of a bright yellow fire hydrant with a note saying “Free Jade Plant.” Hopefully by now it’s adding a touch of the exotic and symbolic to an otherwise ordinary kitchen table.

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