Weekending: Lots more random stuff!

Just because I haven't mentioned football much (at all?) this year doesn't mean I haven't been watching. We have, of course!! And our Green Bay Packers' Super Bowl hopes were dashed in yesterday's playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Boo.

Well, at least the sun is shining today!

I had some new plants delivered on Friday! I started a new plant subscription with Horti and will have a plant delivered every month until I decide not to. (I actually heard about them first on the AARP* website.) Plants can be purchased individually, in sets, or by subscription, along with related items. Mine came with a cute painted clay pot & saucer, soil, and care directions. I can also specify/choose plants for low light, that are hard to kill or are pet-friendly, or let Horti pick.


Friday was one of the coldest days we've had so far this year, and my Crispy Wave Fern was packed so snug & secure, it did just fine even though no one was there to take it in right away. The tips of maybe two leaves are wilted, but honestly, I really had to look. There are healthy new shoots, and it'll be fun to watch them unfurl. Some of these plants will eventually go into the Airbnb. I have long-term guests there through next month, though, so not yet!


I also ordered a Marimo Kit — the small one, but those Marimo are BIG! I will definitely order more — and get a bigger home for them! They're so cool. They are natural "seaweed balls" that are found in freshwater lakes in Japan, Scotland, Iceland, Estonia, and parts of Australia. I love that I have a connection to a couple of those places.

If you're interested, use my referral link for 10% off your first order (and I'll earn some coin/points, too). 

On Saturday, we ran around and looked at some real estate for sale… because. It's a long story and who knows what, if anything, will happen… just know that I love looking at real estate listings (once thought I might become a REALTOR®)! The only thing new is that I'm doing it with a bit more intention and interest than usual… and even hopping in the car to do a drive-by.

Then I did some of that dreaded bookwork that I need to get done SOON… and I will, as soon as I figure out how to scale the brick wall that I've run up against.

Ali usually spends Sunday mornings at the coffee shop working on special projects. They've been closed on Sundays for months — and even on Mondays for a while. The current project is Valentines… or anti-Valentines…




I finished weaving in all the ends on my MDK House square and need to figure out how to proceed to make it a pillow.


Meanwhile, I started mending another elbow. This time, I picked up stitches and knit a patch that I will then sew down. I realized that I could have made some increases so the patch would match the overall sleeve a little better, but… naaaahhhhhhh.

*Even though Kate says that I can't just choose when I want to be a senior citizen… sometimes I do**! Her tongue-in-cheek comment made one day when I pondered whether to use the reserved parking spot at the store (it was cold). In reality, I almost always park quite far from the door — it's more important to be closer to a cart return!

**I was very excited the first time I could buy a senior ticket at the movies… I'd gladly pay full price & more right now to safely & comfortably sit in a crowded movie theater again! It came up in my memories yesterday that we'd purchased tickets a few years ago for the Best Picture Festival at our local theater, and it made me sad. Will the Oscars even happen?? (They're planning on it… Sunday, April 25th (Maddy's 30th birthday!))


8 thoughts on “Weekending: Lots more random stuff!

  1. Those plants look so green, happy, and healthy! I am going to have to check out Horti. I also love the anti-valentines and your latest elbow patch. Very nice random things!

  2. That fern is super cool. I hope it brings you much enjoyment, along with those other crazy plants. Didn’t the Oscars used to be held in April, like a million years ago (or when I was young)? Also, now that you have that fabby new room, you aren’t going to move are you!?!

  3. I have never heard of Marimo before – really cool. Do you have to do anything with/to it? Like move it around to mimic waves or anything? Ali’s anti-valentines are the BEST. Love them!! You are not thinking of moving are you? I mean, you just finished that amazing Sun Room and you have the Air BnB. Plus you have Ducky if you need to escape!!

  4. The sunshine in these photos makes me smile! (we have had a very grey week!) Sadly, I think gatherings like movies are still a way off. But I do like that there have been releases for television viewing (we watched WW84 at home and it was… nice)

  5. Okay. I need Horti.
    And I LOVE Ali’s anti-Valentines!
    (And I can’t wait to hear more about these real estate forays.)
    (Missing movies more than restaurants. I think.)

  6. I really love that fern and might need to look for one of my own. Real estate? Now you’ve got a curious don’t leave us hanging too long! I’m all for anti-Valentines!

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