Pretty little reminder

August 28, 2011


So, the impatiens have continued to live, and I’d like to thank this little jar for that. In past years when I noticed how they were dying I’d grab something from the kitchen to use, like a 32-ounce cup or something equally functional yet ugly. This year, though, I thought keeping a jar right under the faucet would be good.

Never mind the spiderwebs, wilty flowers and dirty siding. Focus on the glass.

It’s sparkly and pretty, and when I see that the flowers are wilting I don’t sigh and think, “Great. Now I’ve got to take care of you.” Instead I think, “Hey! There’s a container already there! I must be a genius – or something equally amazing. Let’s get you guys some agua fresca!”

This pipe burst a couple of winters back. That was fun.

Remind me to take this thing in when winter comes.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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3 Responses to “Pretty little reminder”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Be sure to thank Lauren From The Past for her ingenious reminder. You could thank her by “paying it forward” and ordering something mail order for Lauren From The Future.


  2. Lauren's dad Said on:

    If you just turned it upside down and left it out there all winter, would the sun shine on it and make it sparkle?


  3. Peggy Said on:

    My impatiens want to divorce me. I don’t blame them. Would you like to adopt them?


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