Wednesday, October 10, 2007

What is One to Get Her Best Friend??


For a girl that has everything..?? It is her EIGHTIETH birthday, yes I said 80 th.. Sweets are out, as she is diabetic and fall is almost here so a plant is out.. So help me dear Internet friends. What are some good ideas??


On the no water issue, Thanks for the comments.. We had a downpour yesterday and so my pots are set for a week or so.. They sure don't drink up the water like they did with the triple digit days. I know some say don't plant pots, but when you are used to a very rainy climate you don't have to water them, except for during a crazy long drought. It is almost time to bring in the Hibiscus trees and saves some starts of my double impatiens for next year..

7 comments:

RUTH said...

For my Dad's 80th I bought him a copy of The Times (uk newspaper) from the day he was born. Maybe you could find a site that sells something similar?

KC MO Garden Guy said...

For my mom's 80th she got gift card to her favorite resturants and the fabric store, since she is a quilter. How about a nice framed picture of you two together, that is if you have one. It is always tough to get a gift for someone who has everything or buys whatever they want. Good Luck!

Chris said...

Very difficult :-) For my father in law we usually buy CDs or talking books. He likes to sit back and listen :-)

kris said...

Oh, you have some great ideas here. I was just going to suggest a nice lunch and outing with you - which I'm sure she would enjoy. I have a good friend in her 80's also - and she loves having photos that remind her of people she loves. A photo of the two of you would be a lovely gift to celebrate her 80th.

Dirty Fingernails said...

Thanks for the great ideas.. I may have to do a basket full of your helpful suggestions.

Shady Gardener said...

An indoor plant? My aunt has been an avid gardener her entire life and has discovered that she can grow orchids (quite well!). Or a book that she could read or that you could read together? Or a book of memories you could write together... she could dictate and you transcribe (adding notations and photos, etc?). This last suggestion would mean many visits together(!).

Shady Gardener said...

I must leave a "p.s."

You have a beautiful site. I've very much enjoyed visiting!