Word to the wise: Never EVER get cocky about gardening.
Just when your confidence has been built up by your ability to keep another living thing alive for weeks at a time, it throws you a curveball and you slip right back into failurehood.
In my defense, I have been supremely busy. Today for example, I scrambled out of bed at 7:00 am, inhaled breakfast, and popped out the door to my lovely 8 o clock class. That class lasted till 10, then I had a three hour break that I used for studying (slash reading my snack book), then a two hour class, a trip to the gym before my 3 hour swedish class, and then immediately to dinner with the girls.
Due to this extravaganza of activity there has been no semblance of a regular watering schedule for these poor neglected plants. They have become like my abused children: fed at random times, usually with the remainder of water from my cup as I am selfishly quenching my own thirst.
I always suspected that I did not possess a green thumb, but the proof has arrived. Now I am in this vicious cycle of over watering when I realize how long it has been since the last time H2O hit the roots of my babies (hello, exaggeration but you get the point). They proceed to suck up every last drop, how could they help themselves after being essentially starved, and I know that there is definately such thing as overwatering.
All I can say is keep your children and puppies away from me, I cannot be trusted ;)
I of course continue to overlook my mistreatment of my suffering plants in light of more interesting things (Mr. Immanuel Kant would condemn me–causing suffering in a bring like so). Deontology references aside, one thing that has always amazed me is the cheering qualities of eggs.
Anyway you serve them those suckers bring joy to the world (maybe not if you are a vegan).
Yes, I realize that the ‘suckers’ that I refer to are actually chicken fetuses that we crack open and devour.
BUT THEY TASTE SO GOOD
best way to start a morning, no doubt about it. I have been eating eggs non stop recently, and my friends have begun to just assume that an egg will be included in any meal that is going to pass through my mouth cavity. Hardboiled, with toast, scrambled, omlette-ed, sunny side up. Anyway you crack it, it’s good.
You know what else is good? Real Simple. Why you may ask? because they hired one of my new favorite authors Gretchen Rubin (thanks to a going away present from the ever-lovely Amie :)) to write an article that I had bookmarked months ago and just realized that she was the author of it!
Gretchen penned the book, the Happiness Project, which I find totally inspiring and would like to take on one of my own in the future. I highly recommend this book to anyone who can read, which if you are reading this then I am assuming that it is everyone.
It may seem like cheezy self-help, cat-lady freako book BUT, mind you, it was sold in Anthropologie so therefore it is legitimate. I rest my case, thankyouverymuch.
9 Things You Can Do to Be Happy in the Next 30 Minutes
Surprising ways to instantly improve your mood.
Some people worry that wanting to be happier is a selfish goal, but in fact, research shows that happier people are more sociable, likable, healthy, and productive―and they’re more inclined to help other people. By working to boost your own happiness, you’re making other people happier, too.