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Apartment Gardening and other random thoughts

Today was a lovely day. Spring was in the air and I'm tickled pink...so tickled, in fact, that I changed the blog up AGAIN! One of these days I'll put my Dad to work and stop using Google templates and have something uber unique, but this will work for now! And yes, I will probably keep playing around with it. I'm like that.

The very most important thing on my list of things to do today was to go get a few more pots and some potting soil. I had things to plant and it needed doing, like, NOW. I discovered in Wichita that I actually like gardening. I like growing my own food, I like getting my hands in the dirt and I love to smell green things grow. It soothes me...it's almost like I can feel my stress and anxiety transfer from my hands into the earth. And you may be rolling your eyes and muttering "crazy tree-hugging hippie", but just humor me for a second. When it warms up, go plant something, and care for it, and watch it grow. And see if it doesn't make you just a little bit happy. :)

Ok, back to the story at hand. I got everything planted/potted today. Our apartment garden now has orchids, tulips, a lily, basil, rosemary, thyme, cilantro, and peppermint. I dearly wish I could grow my own veggies again this year, but I don't think that's going to be possible, so I will just have to go steal some from my Dad's garden instead. Luckily for me, they almost always end up with extras, so I don't think it will be a problem.

Since it's not *quite* warm enough to put my babies outside, I set up the ones that need at least partial sun on my kitchen windowsill. I have quite a nice large window, and it gets good sun, so I'm pleased. Don't they look so sweet all in a row?


I have 2 bigger pots that I'm not sure what to do with at this point, but I need to figure it out soon. We'll see. I love decorative pots when I have to have potted plants, so my thought process at this point is to do something fun with the plain clay pots to give them some life. I'll post pics when I decide on what that is.

I also got another custom order today...it's a yoga bag and it's going to be adorable, and I will post pictures of it once it's in the hands of its new owner. Which will be soon!

Of course I also had to start another knitting project since I finished my ruffle scarf...I can't resist starting them, it's like a moth to flame, I just have to have at least 3 WIPs going at all times. It's actually pretty ridiculous, but hey, it's alright! I do eventually finish everything I start!

The last nice thing about today was yoga. FINALLY, after 4 months, I got back into a yoga class. And it kicked my butt. I've only ever done basic (aka newbie) yoga and slow flow/slow vinyassa. This was definitely meant to be a flow class, and my abs and thighs are telling me all about it. BUT it was still great to get focused and relax at the same time. The goal is to go once a week, and I may try to do a slower-paced slow flow at home to relax.

I came home to my son being kind of adorable and silly, and put him to bed whilst smothering him with kisses. I adore him so much. Speaking of bed, it's where I need to head after folding a bit of laundry and taking a quick soak in the tub (for those who don't know, I'm a water baby...if I could be a mermaid, I would. My favorite non-sewing/craft thing to get as gifts are things from Lush...and if you don't know what that is, you need to find out because they rock my socks off!).

"Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good." -Minor Myers Jr.

Love and light.

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