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!))