I hope this finds everyone basking in the glorious sunshine and weather this week! We had a wonderful weekend at the Garden Center. Outside of dragging plants inside again with the frigid temperatures, it was still beautiful. Yes, what the heck was that extreme temperature drop in May? Insert audible growl here.
Speaking of dragging plants in, we can't brag enough about our people ... our tribe ... our gnomes ... our magical unicorns. To describe the amount of dedication, perseverance, teamwork and all-out awesomeness our garden center staff has demonstrated for two months now... it can't be put into words
(SIDE NOTE: not all of them are pictured here)
. And I certainly can't squeeze anyone to show my gratitude. It would be like squeezing the stuffing out of your favorite animal. Do you know that feeling when your loved one does something that is so amazing or adorable that you burst with pride deep down in your soul and then you grab them and hug them with tears? That is how we feel. That's the only way I know how to describe them. I just love them to pieces. Literal pieces.
Speaking of pieces, do you remember when I was walking around with my backpack full of rocks? And I said my response to Doug was brilliant? So about that. We have a jar of Skittles candy in the office for everyone to share (before March 15th mind you) and I decided to put them to good use. Doug had left that afternoon before me, so I utilized my time wisely. I took the jar of Skittles and hid Skittles in his jacket pockets, his headphones, under his folders on his clipboard, in the tubes of his trace paper and everywhere I could find to basically booby trap his office. I was laughing out loud the entire time. Then I called Viridian, told her what I did, and we were both crying with laughter.
The next morning, he arrives and I hear him moving around and click-a-clack-click. I hear the dropping of candy .... on the desk ... on the floor .... it was awesome to say the least. What I loved most though was his response. There wasn't one. He is so stubborn he refused to say a word to me about it. But later he did come into my office eating Skittles from his jacket pocket, and we just death stared each other. Seriously. Siblings. Baaaahahahahaha!
Maybe you need to prank someone or booby trap their office. You should prank them with plants; living things that bring great joy, fresh oxygen and raise their spirits! If that doesn't work, give them a puppy or kitten. We don't have puppies and kittens, but we do have the green things part down here along with an amazing team to help you find the perfect "gift" for someone special! And while you are here, you can't squeeze the staff, but you can tell them how amazing they are!
They deserve all the KUDOS this spring!