We called the animal shelter a few weeks ago and put our names on the list for a small bird. They called yesterday to say one had come in. He's ours now : ) He loves to sing and ring his bells. He seams very chatty and likes to listen to the piano.
One key to success for me is "petting" my plants every day (actually, several times a day - I love the smell of green growing things!) This stroking back and forth over the little plants helps to keep them sturdy and strong.
The second thing is installing cheap fluorescent lights - bargain brand at Walmart $2 - left on 24 hours and day. It helps grow healthier foliage and stockier plants.
I always use peat plugs and then pot up to 3 inch peat pots. I reuse the same trays every year and get refill peat plugs - I get nearly 100% germination with those. I plant my seeds sometime in March, then, by mid-April they're ready to pot up, and it's warm enough to put them out in the potting shed.
I've been on a fresh/raw foods diet for a couple weeks. I started out with just fruits and vegetables: cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bananas, cauliflower, green pepper, grapes, carrots, grapefruit, papaya, plums, strawberries, blueberries, etc... (Some things I did bake, like sweet potatoes, and onions.) Then, on the second week I added in coconut milk, granola/muesli, and greek yogurt. I've done some fruit salads and smoothies, but basically I just ate whole fruits and vegetables.
It's been a delicious change from the regular wintery foods and I've felt great : )
A clearence shirt dress from Old Navy, cut off at the hip, and a skirt from an old jean skirt sewn on. (The original shirt dress only came to mid thigh length). Now I have a comfy, cool, durable dress for the summer - with or without tie. I'm most pleased with the matched top stitching for all the seams!
I got out the summer clothes today! Wearing my favorite sandals for the first time this spring : )
My walking iris is blooming. A fun houseplant to have around - nice foliage and once in a while it will surprise you with it's dainty flowers...then, when it's done blooming, it sets plantlets out of the flower stalk.
Anyone may use my pictures and/or quote from my blog! If you want to give credit to me that's great : ) I started this blog just to record what I would normally write in my journal - so if that inspires you or makes you happy - that makes me happy too!
The beautiful poppy I used as my title image was painted by the talented Lisa Feather