“People are like plants, they grow towards the light”

I’ve never always hadĀ a green thumb. I remember in middle school I was supposed to see how different light sources affected the growth of plants. I had everything setup; the same type of pots, the same type and number of seeds, the same amount of soil, and I watered the seeds with the same amount of water from the same source. Let’s just say the fact that I was creative saved me because the actual experiment yielded zero results. Nothing grew. Out of six pots that each had two seeds, not one grew. Even though I had nothing to present, my poster and written study gave me an A for that project.

Fast forward to today. I have about 20 or so plants growing in my apartment. I don’t know what it is about plants but, I love taking care of them. My dream house includes have a yard big enough to grow vegetables, herbs, and fruits in the back and flowers in the front. But, until then, I’m working with the small that I have in my barely 1000 sqft apartment.

Now, out of my 20 or so plants, there was a lily I bought 2 years ago. I kept the lily on my balcony and it flourished beautifully. As the hot months started to turn cold, the lily died. I wanted to try and save it so, I brought it inside and attempted to nurture it back to health. Throughout the 2 years I watched the lily sprout new plants but, it could never fully bloom to a flower.

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Getting Back In The Groove

I’m back! I know, I know, I was supposed to post two weeks ago but, I’ve been exhausted. I’m usually a homebody but, lately I’ve been on the move and I’m not used to it. Between celebrating various milestones in my friend’s and family’s lives and putting in extra hours at work, all while battling migraines, flare-ups, and this “cold but, not really a cold” (which I still have BTW), I’ve been doing nothing but resting when I was able to sit still. I still don’t feel rested (will there ever be a time when we’re fully rested? Lol) but, I feel like I’ve been neglecting my blog. Sooooo, I’m back and trying to get back in the groove. 

I have many things I want to share with you like how a little plant has taught me the power of growth and an awesome smoothie recipe I tried. 

Stay tuned. I’ll have a post up by tomorrow evening. Hopefully sooner if work is quiet. šŸ˜‰

Good night! Talk to you tomorrow. 

Just A Quick Check In

It’s been about a week since my last post. I’ve been trying to be more consistent but, work has been kicking my butt and migraines have been slowing me down. The migraines are gone (thank you baby Jesus!) but, work is still beating meĀ up. Actually, this post is going to be very short because I have to log in and do some more work.

Hopefully I’ll be able to get a post in within the next couple of days. I have so many things to write about.

But, I just wanted to check in and say hi! I hope you’re having a wonderful week.

We’re almost over the hump! šŸŖšŸŖ

xoxo

Simple Black Bean Shepherd’s Pie

A good recipe uses ingredients that you already have on hand. An even better recipe usesĀ ingredients that were on the verge of spoiling. This is how I came across this recipe. I had sweet potatoes in the pantry that I completely forgot about. They were starting to grow legs and eventually walk right out of my pantry. Seriously look… Continue reading “Simple Black Bean Shepherd’s Pie”

Sweating In The Middle of Winter

Last night was about 45 degrees. But, even still, I slept with the windows open, the fan on, and under the blanketsĀ because I sweating but still cold. I didn’t have a fever, I checked. It had to be really cold because Polo, who is prone to over-heating (it’s a shih Tzu thing), was completely under the blankets.Ā Sorry Polo! Since I slept in an ice box half the night, I didin’t get much sleep, andĀ of courseĀ I woke up being a little congested and extra tiredĀ this morning.

It’s not winter here yet but, it’s now starting to feel like it’s moving in that direction. After weeks of saying “are we sure it’s October”, the weather has finally broke and we are now experiencing fall weather.

I hate winter. It’s not even here and I’m already wishing it would go away. Winter is the season when I experience the most fluctuation of my body temperature. Continue reading “Sweating In The Middle of Winter”