This is what my lilac tree looks like right now. Yes, its so cold out that I took the picture through the window. We haven't had winter around here until last week. I was actually starting to believe that we would skip Winter and go straight into Spring. I guess not. A few weeks ago, I was at The Christmas Tree Shop looking at things that I don't need at all but just had to have. I bought 2 colored glass bottles that I thought would be great for when my lilacs bloom. I came home and put them away until I would need them in a few months.
Then I had a bad day at work last week and it was snowing and I had to go to the store after work to do a full weeks shopping. I walked past the supermarket flowers and really started looking at them. They were only $4 a bunch and they weren't so awful. I mean, Martha probably wouldn't approve but so what? Before Christmas, I had mentioned to Tim that a good present for me would be to buy me a bouquet every month. I got that idea from Young House Love but I usually want to copy every idea they have.
I decided that I'm going to do it for myself and buy flowers as much as I can until Spring. I figure they will last a week or so and we need the brightness in the house. I spend more than $4 a week in the vending machine at work so maybe I can stop that and put the money towards flowers instead. They cheered me up at least.