Dear Reader, we killed it.

Mr. Johns and I have wanted a Bonzai tree for the longest time. One year on our anniversary, my husband went to the plant nursery and came home with a little Jade plant with promise. We were going to prune it, and shape it, and lovingly grow it into a gorgeous Bonzia tree (with the help of Youtube videos, of course.)

Little Jade plants, it turns out, are more finicky than we thought. But also, Mr. Johns and I were never quite on the same page. You couldn’t convince me that the plant didn’t need just a drop of water in its dry soil, and you couldn’t convince Mr. Johns that a plant didn’t do better outside. So together, between the two of us, we loved that plant to death.

We were both rather heartbroken! It had been a metaphor for our marriage, in our eyes, and when you go and kill something that you proudly wrote the date of your anniversary on… yeah.

So this year, I was grocery shopping and found this little tree. It’s tiny. It’s cute. It’s hopefully more hearty!

I won’t be so forward as to label it with our anniversary this time, but maybe if we ignore it, don’t over water it, and keep it inside no matter what, it will have a chance to flourish on its own.

We shall see! As for Mr. Johns and I, our time is probably better spent cuddled up on the couch together watching a Christmas movie. We’re happiest when ignored and left alone together, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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6 responses to “Dear Reader, we killed it.”

  1. Aww how sweet. The little Christmas tree and the thought of you and your hubby cuddled up on the sofa watching a Christmas movie.๐ŸŽ„
    I can’t wait to see another picture of your little Christmas tree. ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธBlessings!!!

    1. Maybe this one will survive us! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Thank You for sharing I Love the little tree!

  3. Ohhhh my, Patricia! Your hearts were in the right place-you tried!.๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’• Love this little sapling…next year you can hang some little ornaments on it and gather around it singing Christmas Carols ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    1. Like a little Charlie Brown Christmas tree. ๐Ÿ™‚

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