As I was standing in line at Trader Joe’s I spotted it …….
It was the cutest (4″ tall) pineapple plant that I had EVER seen. Not that you see that many (any?) for sell or planted in NYC. I want one (there was a row of 4)!!!! But my brain shoved my heart and reasoning barged in …. “pineapple are for the tropics” not our (nowadays) crazy new york weather. So, I left the store and didn’t buy it, going home empty handed (umm, besides the 2 grocery filled bags) …..
…. my heart felt a lil empty and my hubby’s ear was getting an earful hearing over and over and over again:
“Wasn’t that the CUTEST thing you EVER saw”
“OMG, I can’t BELIEVE they are selling them!”
… 5 hours later (midnight, maybe) .. “I wonder how the pineapple is still there”.
Finally I (maybe, hubby too) couldn’t take it anymore, I.had.to.have.it! We went back, as I chanted “if it is not there, it wasn’t meant to me”. I walked (zooooomed, like this) to the back and spotted 2 (phew!) …..
… yeaaah! My heart SMILED! There was an elderly woman in front of me on the line who started chatting w/me smitten by the plant (back off lady! I thought). She then insisted that I get on line before her (aaaaaw, how sweet; esp since she had like 50 items and I had 1). I thanked her a million times (before, during, and after checkout). Then calmly walked to the car like this. It’s finally home:
We (hubby) planted it outside in our herb garden – it’s looking very devenir. I’m planning on bringing it inside our home in the cold weather. Oh, did you see the tree that followed me (sort of) home?
Bottom line, the pineapple plant may not grow much (um, or at all), bunnies may approach it for breakfast (visualize them with forks + knives), and we may never get to eat it ….. but what matters is that I find it sooo adorable that it makes my heart smile every time I see the unexpected element (of a tropical plant in NY) <– and that, my friends, makes it all worth it!!! Psst, cost – $12.99 of awesomeness!
What are your plans for the weekend? Stay tuned for upcoming posts … our helicopter ride in Hawaii (to the volcanoes), estate sale at a mansion in New York, and some other stuff that I can’t remember right now.