Friday, August 19, 2022

It's Never Too Late to Learn a New Skill

Last night, the Newlyweds and I attended a floral arranging class at a local nursery/gift store/event venue/restaurant/pick your own flower farm (the owner, who is an acquaintance of ours from Petticoat Junction, likes to cover all the bases). 

We got to learn all about arranging bouquets while sipping Chardonnay and nibbling on pommes frites, roasted Brussels sprouts, Caprese salad, and hummus with pita chips. It was an incredibly fun way to spend a Thursday evening and we are hoping that they will offer additional courses in the fall.

When we got to the venue, we were greeted with bucket upon bucket of freshly-cut flowers and greenery.

We each grabbed a glass of wine and found our seats, where the instructions for the evening awaited. Then we ordered our appetizers and settled in for the demonstration.

One of The Newlywed's fellow therapist friends was also at the class, so we invited her to sit with us; she was a doll and now I have a new friend, so the evening was a success in more ways than one.

Margie, who is a Master Gardner, was the brains behind the pick-your-own flower garden that was planted behind the nursery this spring; she personally chose all of the varieties of flowers and was more than excited to share her knowledge with us.

Then she cut us loose to choose the stems for our bouquets. 

The actual arranging of the bouquets took us less than an hour and we all left with masterful creations!

Ok, maybe not masterful. I mean, we won't be quitting our day jobs or anything. But! We did a pretty damn good job, if I do say so, myself.

And we had fun. So much fun; we are planning to hit the flower farm tomorrow to cut our own stems for even more bouquets that we will make at home, where, coincidentally, I also have wine.

It's going to be a great weekend.

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