Clump #223: Comb through and recycle ancient file folders; day 19 of 30-day challenge.
The photo above of a blue poppy (from a botanical garden in Stavanger, Norway) is for two-year-old twins who, I was told, viewed this blog today. Crying “purple pretty flowers” over and over for five minutes while resisting a nap is the best “like” I’ve ever gotten. Babies were the theme of the day, like this shop sign my husband and I passed by, both sweet and creepy:
But then, it did go along with the general Antiques and Oddities motif of the store:
So … to the clump! An old, old, yes, antique, box of file folders, hideous in their out-of-date-ness.
They contained quaint things like preschool contact lists and actual written directions (before the day of the GPS):
I saved so many magazine and newspaper articles I know I won’t ever reread. A good lesson for the present and my continuous clipping habit. And speaking of clipping, a bit of sweet and creepy of our own: hair from our older daughter’s first hair cut (Awww):
And, finally, the box is empty and a pile of papers is ready for the recycling bag.
I vividly remember having tried the sunflower house, above. The idea was to sow sunflower seeds with morning glory seeds to make a cozy little house. I believe there’s a reason it is shown in a drawn illustration. It never looked this dense and wonderful, just leggy and ratty. Unlike the flowers that grow wild.
Purple pretty flowers!