1. My new potted plants. Some of you might remember that I had a terrible experience at Mulhalls some time ago, which after a nasty gram they did make right. Many months later they sent me a sweet gift card-- hoping they could get another chance at making it right for me. I hung on to it for forever, but recently realized that my kitchen plant was very "rooted" and needed to be split. I took it in yesterday and they said it is in such good shape (yay me!) that they thought I should plant it in a bigger pot for now, before splitting it-- likely in about a year (it will officially be "too big" then). The sweet woman helping me showed me to this adorable clearance pot for $12 which was cheaper than the plastic.... and presto. She trimmed it up, potted it, cut it back-- all for about $2. I took in another pot that I have had forever on my living room shelf empty and we found a little $9 diddy to put in it. So cute. In all, it was about $27 including labor and dirt. My gift card was $20. Perfect. I will send a nice gram today, because that is your responsibility if you also send nasty ones. The only down-side was the incredible heat in their huge and gorgeous green room. It was HOT. I was so thankful Daddy and Dekker were running errands elsewhere. Here are a few pics of the newly improved plants.
|Thank you cousin (and faithful blog reader and friend) Tisha|
for this pot at Family Christmas several years ago. I love it even
more with a plant in it.
|This is a picture of a picture so I'm sorry. I will do better later. |
Do you see those sweet cheeks and that nose? He is Adorable.
4. We are doing a mini-bedroom make-over in the Master Bedroom. This will be a post full of much better pictures with the fancy camera soon. My sweet friend Kim Hazlip helped me do this on a tiny budget, and it is looking fantastic. I have been painting (doctor approved, well ventilated, no VOC paint) and painting. We buy the "No VOC" paint from Sherwin-Williams and it is worth it, but it's like buying the best from the best. Thankfully, we don't need much. Anyway, this section of wall has not had a vent on it since we moved in and took down the paneling and put up drywall in 2007. We cut the hole too big in the drywall and patched it several years later, but never finished the texture and/or paint. Until now. I love looking up and seeing this!
5. My flower pots. Maybe I do have a green thumb? I tried a few new sun plants on the back deck this year-- and they look great. These white things look better in person, I promise, and are a nice contrast to the red and pink. I planted 5 pots total, and this one is my favorite for now. The recent rain has sure helped!
Can I just say that it feels so good to feel good! I'm not sure if it's the first trimester is finally over, or a depression is lifting, or the sun feels good-- or what-- and I don't care. I am loving having energy, doing projects, feeling exhausted at night (but not mid-day!), planning for my new job at NCC, and looking forward to a baby in the house again-- I am praising the Lord for sure!
On the journey,