Friday, April 25, 2014

Plant Glory

My plants are really thriving and I am happy about that. I am still worried about the ability of the leek to survive and I have potted some spring onions with the hope that they will come up. My peppermint plant is hale and hearty and growing like a weed.

I am officially on two weeks sick leave to allow the steroids/anti-histamines prescribed from my severe sinus problems to build up in my system before heading back into my work place which is a building filled with mold and spores.

I have decided to take this two weeks to spring-clean my environment and bring about a change that will be positive for my health, my mental clutter and my everyday life.

I also took a food allergy test and I am awaiting the result of that as the ENT(Ear,Nose,Throat Specialist) also said that he saw some evidence of allergy in his exam.

I am hoping that this treatment regime gives me some relief and that going forward I can manage my sinus-problems more efficiently. I also hope that I am one of the lucky ones for whom a food and allergy test is accurate and that I can tailor my diet to best fit my body's needs.

I felt really depressed yesterday when the doctor said that as long as I keep working in that building I won't get better but I am going to try to look ahead today with more optimism. Take it day by day while I am on my sick leave(I could as well enjoy it since it will eat into vacation days) and not get too bogged down with the far future.

Just like my peppermint plant, I'm growing day by day. <3>

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Gardening Joy

I come to you filled with joy and eager to share it. As you know my first mint plant didn't survive but my second one is doing well. I am finding a lot of pleasure in watching my plant grow and it is giving me confidence to try other things.

Here she is. I'm so happy that it is growing.
Buying these wasn't planned but when I saw them, I knew it was the right thing to purchase.
No more soil under my nails. :)
Here is my little leek. Not sure it'll thrive but I'm giving it a shot.
I cut off the bottom of a leek I bought from the market and put it in water until it started to shoot up.
Then I potted it today. My fingers are crossed.
And then there were two. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Try Again

My peppermint plant died. I however expected that I started to let one of the sprigs I had take root in a jar of water. It has a good root growth and I purchased some potting soil and give it another go. I have my fingers and toes crossed that it goes well.
Potting mix that claims to have in fertilizer

My little brave sprig replanted, I hope it can grow.

My joys over the last few days have been to look around my environment and see things that fill a need. Being able to satisfy my spirit without needing to spend money has shown me that I really must put a lot more of my effort into decluttering and taking an inventory of everything that I have.

Some examples of this is using a wooden bowl that I purchased for decoration and using it for my meals. I love eating out of bowls and it really makes me happy to be able to be able to do so.

I had planned to buy a glass mug to drink my tea out of as I find watching the tea steep to be a fascinating process but I caught on the idea to use a mason jar that I had from before. It does the job just as well. I'll knit a sleeve for it to make holding it a safer proposition.

Here they are doing breakfast duty

I have lots of ideas of what I would like to do with my thread-art but it is up to me to find the time. I'll share those when I get more settled on what I am going to do. Hope all is well with you all. Keep on keeping on you beautiful people.