Planting a Garden

I ended up planting a small garden this year, and now I’m even more excited for the summer to come!

I’m not really a huge vegetable fan, but I’ve always liked the idea of planting a seed or small plant and having it produce something you can eat, so while I probably won’t be doing any of the eating, I’m excited for the growing. Which is going well, at least so far.

We went to Pike’s to get some small plants, and came back with a small assortment. Continue reading


Lists Lists Lists

There are a ton of things I need to do right now, which for me, translates into a ton of lists. Which is funny because I have all these lists on my laptop, all these sticky notes, some carefully organized, others not, three deep, so I can’t even read all the lists anyways. Not even kidding. Then there are the lists that get lost because I have too many stickies. Lists I only look at every now and then. Yet I keep going – making more lists, telling myself that one, one day!, I will get it all done.

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Even though I worked on a farm, I wouldn’t exactly say I have a green thumb. Actually, I don’t know if I have a green thumb, because I’ve never really grown anything before. Pretty much the only plant I’ve ever nurtured growing up is bamboo, and well, those are pretty hard to mess up. All you have to do is give it water. The only reason all my bamboo eventually passed away is because my cat liked to eat it. Continue reading

Looking Forward to 2017

It’s that time of the year again! A whole year has come and gone, and with the start of 2017, I wanted to look back at my 2016 goals for my blog, and reflect on what worked and what didn’t.

I didn’t quite meet most of my goals. Some of them I did okay on, others just didn’t happen. The worst? Probably the number of blogs I wrote in 2016. I started the year strong, but somewhere in the middle, I lost it. I got busy, and didn’t force myself to take some time for myself. And when I finally was ready to start writing again, it was hard. Words didn’t flow as easily as I hoped, and I struggled to get the thoughts in my head into a coherent post.

Somewhere along the way, I realized it was best if I didn’t force it. Yes, I still want to blog regularly (the latter half of the year was really terrible), but if I’m not feeling it, I don’t want to force it. It doesn’t work. There were a couple of posts I had to write 3 or 4 times, switching topics, before deciding it wasn’t going to do. Because as much as I want to blog, I don’t want it to be some thoughtless jumble of words.

Otherwise, I got a few pictures into my posts, made a few updates to the blog. Not as much as I wanted, but a good start. Going forward, I want to continue this. I want to continue to grow and I want that to reflect in my blog posts. I’m hoping this year is a big year for me, and I’m excited to share the journey with everyone.

Happy New Year! Here’s to a great 2017!

The Magic of Books

Growing up, I loved to read. In school, you’d never catch me without a book. And I’m not just talking about the mandatory books you have to read for English. I was always carrying around a book for pleasure reading, balanced precariously on top of all my other books as I traveled from class to class. It was always something I looked forward to as I found time in the school day to squeeze in a few pages of a good book.  Continue reading