Puppy? Potpourri? Well yes, they are connected.
When Mrs HM's biological mum passed away recently she left us her pupper - Toby. The post picture is of Toby himself. Toby was her full time companion and never left her side. It was just him and her. You can only imagine his transition to our place bustling with many people coming and going being a vast difference to his previous life - not to mention him having to also share the house with one very 'waspish' cat (Toshi) and a 'troubled' rabbit (Pan). Toby is doing remarkably well really. The main thing is that we just love him and he sure seems to love us too.
Potpourri? Well, Mrs HM was wondering what to do with the lovely wreath of flowers that we had on her mum's casket - we brought the flowers home but inevitably they begun to droop. I unhelpfully suggested we dispose of them when Mr HM promptly pulled out all the roses and begun to deftly strip all the petals. Potpourri of course! This was a lovely was to preserve the beautiful arrangement into a product that would keep for a while longer. The petals are currently drying on a wooden tray and will be converted to potpourri as soon as they are dry and crisp. A gentle homely way to extend the memories.
|Mrs HM stripping the petals for potpourri.|
These petals hold bitter sweet memories.
Mrs HM's mum would certainly approve - frugal much.
Take care folks and stay nice.
Mr HM (Phil)