I am the morning person in the family. I do not like to waste the day away in bed on the weekends, I prefer to get up early and get stuff done. (Annoyingly, I was up early every single day of spring break).
My husband is the opposite. He likes to sleep in to the very last possibly moment.
But there are a few occasions which inspire him to get up early.
Family Rummage Sale Day.
Black Friday Shopping Day.
And a new one: Sutherlands Early Bird Saturday Sale.
You will notice that all of them involve shopping or selling stuff. He likes to think he is getting the best deal possible.
Saturday, we braved the crowds for the early bird sale at Sutherlands. We are working on some landscaping projects so the more we can save on bushes and plants, the more we can do to spruce up our yard.
I was so glad to have my hot coffee in a mug. I was also very glad to have worn a sweater over my long sleeved shirt.
It had rained early in the morning so I smartly wore my galoshes. I rarely have an occasion that necessitates wearing galoshes, but splashing through the greenhouse puddles made me very glad to have them on once we got inside the crowded store.
My strategy is to impulsively grab everything that looks pretty. My husband likes to do research on his phone while we stand in the aisles, making sure it is the perfect plant, the best price, and that it will do well in the sunny or lack of sunny area we plan to put it.
We loaded up a big flat bed shopping cart with 4 pencil holly bushes, a spike plant, 6 sweet potato plants, 4 geraniums, a hanging petunia plant, and a dwarf weeping spruce.
I have wanted a weeping spruce ever since we visited Victoria, Canada and the Fairmont Empress Hotel had them growing in front. They were quite lovely but we haven't had a spot or the money for one. But they actually had a few in the Sutherlands Early Bird Sale and we found a dwarf version that is very slow growing so it will be a lovely addition to our yard. HAPPY DAY!
It was a very successful trip, and I was glad to be there early.
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