My Mom and I were very close. We could talk about anything. I miss that. She always loved peonies and when mine would bloom, I would take her a big, fragrant bouquet on Mother's Day. She's been gone for almost 9 years but I still pick a big bouquet of peonies and put them in a vase and wish her a happy Mother's Day.
I am becoming more irritated every time I grocery shop. Recently I noticed that the Nutri-Grain cereal bars that I have eaten for breakfast for several years have shrunk to 1.3 ounces. The wrapper is still the same size as it's always been, the bar is just 2 inches shorter than it used to be. Same goes for toilet paper. The rolls are 1/2 to 1 inch shorter than they used to be. Check the next time you put a roll on the roller. It looks stupid with all the extra space. A pound of coffee has shrunk to 12 ounces. Potato chip bags are half full and puffed up with air. Cereal boxes are twice as tall as the bags of cereal in them.
Do the manufacturers think consumers are stupid? We are getting half as much for twice the price. If toilet paper wasn't so expensive, I'd look up some of the CEO's of these companies and roll their houses.
I recently bought the most gorgeous fused glass hummingbird feeder. I am always on the lookout for unique garden items and this was absolutely perfect! It is made by GloriousGlassGarden on Etsy. She also makes fused glass birdbaths that are to die for!