Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A gift from Mr. Greenjeans

So, Mr. Greenjeans ordered me a gift from Leahman's non-electric. I didn't really know he was getting me anything, but I came across the entry on the bank register. I had to wait about a week to see what it was, and kept trying to guess what it was.

On the day it came, we hadn't been home together in a few days and we both arrived with about a 1/2 hour to turn around for a dinner at some folk's house. I wanted to open it right away, and so Mr. Greenjeans said to bring it to the bedroom...well I didn't know that Leaman's sold that sort of thing in their non-electric catalogue.

Well, they don't - But the gift was a compost pail.

Appearently he was bothered by my compost in the plastic bags and cerial box liners and things on the kitchen counter. After 20 years of marriage, he addressed the problem by buying this alternative.

I actually love the gift. It's the sort of thing I wouldn't have bought for myself and I really like how sturdy it is.

7 comments:

LisaZ said...

I covet those nice compost pails! We always use an old plastic bucket of some type, and it's really ugly sitting on the counter (our cabinets are too full for it). You're lucky to receive this as a gift, since it's hard to spend money on something that seems "frivolous" these days, eh? What a nice husband!

Lisa in MN

Becca said...

Thats a really nice one! How sweet of him!

Leslie said...

What a terrific gift! And I actually giggled at your "I didn't know that Leaman's sold that sort of thing..." comment.

ilex said...

Hah! Composting in the bedroom...

Tara said...

Hmmm...I'm wondering what you were supposed to do with it in the bedroom too! Woo woo! :)

That is a really nice gift. I've never liked to use bags and buckets and such, but I'm too cheap to buy one of those for myself, so we use a small, bathroom-sized step can with a removable pail insert. It sits on the floor in the kitchen and works great for this purpose. We empty it once or twice a week.

Robj98168 said...

LOL a freind of mine has his worm bin in his bathroom- so the bedroom aint that much of a stretch! Nice gift...he likes you he really likes you!

Verde said...

Thanks for the comments all. The compost bin doesn't stay in the bedroom - we just went there to unwrap it while getting ready to go out.