Hyacinth Bulbs and New Jewelry

Jan 18, 2015 comments   

hyacinth bulbs

I finally pulled out my Olympus Pen for the first time in 2015. I haven’t used it much lately but I missed its quality when blogging back in December.

They sell these hyacinth bulbs at supermarkets right now. They’re so easy to take care of and last longer than cut flowers. I think once they’re done I’ll use the glass vases for either new bulbs or try to get an avocado seed to sprout since they’ll survive in just water.

Below are photos of a few Christmas gifts I received. They’re things from catbird.

catbird items
catbird items

I realize all the free time I used to have, or better, the time I used to use for blogging has shifted dramatically this year. Usually I’d blog after work, but now that’s when I cook. Or I’d blog after dinner, but now there’s usually a hockey game on that I want to catch instead.

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I just realized this blog is still in xmas colors! I’ll need to find time for that too :’)

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2014 Wrapping Up

Dec 30, 2014 comments   

For 2015 I definitely want to be more active with this blog. I want to take more photos with my Olympus Pen and have more to scroll through than just my illness updates. That said, I wonder if it can be the “same” blog and achieve this? Because, though I like my old posts, I’m not tripping over myself to write reviews or take outfit snaps or any of that for this blog right now, and haven’t in a while. But it also isn’t somewhere I dump all my questions of life either. No, if you really want to know what I’m up to then my Tumblr is for that now I suppose.

My Favorite 2014 Blog Posts

- Short bangs inspiration
- My first knuckle rings
- Lightning round of product reviews
- A very mermaid birthday
- Planning a potted garden for bees
- Simple floral arrangements
- Tomodachi Life
- Back into hockey, eh?
- Discovering Mart magazine

What was 2014 for me this year? It was about endurance. I had stopped the diet cycling, allowed my body to heal. I asked for help when I needed it and found it was there. I experienced great loss and sacrificed my time for others who needed it more. I experienced pain on a nonstop basis and am just now getting through a day without ibuprofen. I couldn’t help a friend no matter how hard I tried but I found more of myself. I also learned to enjoy cooking. Found amazing support in my physical therapy team. Discovered how supportive a work environment can be in your time of need. I’m proud of the work I did this year and the new things I learned. I’m proud of the time and care I put into my summer garden and the joy I got from it after having skipped doing it in previous years. I’m overjoyed that I took the time to rediscover my love for hockey while trying out new hobbies such as painting and aromatherapy. And I’m proud that I’m happy right now. That I accept myself more. That I can accept others more because of it.

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