Soooo.............I rode along with easy child and sister in law to Sam's Club in cincy. But easy child needed to stop at a few places to try and find Darrin some soccer socks and shorts. So she stopped at Meijers......and since we haven't been there in forever.........we sort of just browse the store. (oh, why on earth can't we get one of these stores closer...omg) For once sister in law isn't rushing us. So we meander through dept after dept and we wander into the gardening area. I'm not planning on buying anything as I know I'm going to be paying for Travis and my meal at Red Lobster or Golden Corral tomorrow when the kids and I gather together to celebrate husband's birthday. (his 2 fav places to eat) And, afterall, I am on a budget. So I'm just looking......and thinking well gee we sure don't have garden decor like this at home.....can't find a darn thing or if you do it's priced out of this world. Then I spot it. Please keep in mind that I think garden gnomes are about the dumbest things in the world. They are totally NOT me. I'm the cute lil animals type person.......definitely NOT gnomes. But there is a gnome on the shelf and it's wearing a bengals uniform carrying a football.....with a cane. For some unknown reason it totally reminds me of husband. The beard.......the Bengals thing.....the tummy........and husband had been bugging me he wanted to use his dad's cane and I had told him he had no reason to he walked just fine. And....... I just had to buy it. It's a present for husband's birthday tomorrow. I know.......silly as heck. But yeah. So either before our lunch date or after......I'll put it on his grave. That is the plan, anyway. Only now........I don't want to part with it. I'm really nervous someone will take it. And there is no way to make it like permanent where that wouldn't be possible. Yeah.....pretty dumb, huh? I'll follow through with my plan. And I'll just have faith that no one would be so low as to take something like that. easy child found a lovely bird to put on mother in law's grave. mother in law adored all types of birds. Odd that I don't have the same anxiety over the bird. Yeah. A gnome. Go figure. Other people buy flowers. I buy a Bengal gnome. husband has got to be cracking up.