This is my little planter stand outside the office. Something I’ve always wanted to do but never had the energy / space / motivation for.
The corridor outside the office happens to be bright, airy and spacious!
Today I tried to prune the mint and basil and I’m hoping I did not fatally injure them. I’ve just always been on the sidelines looking at other people do things to plants (and subsequently kill them) so I have no idea what I’m really doing.
But perhaps will discover the hidden plant prodigy in me.
Hey the cacti have been alive for 4 months and counting now. At least there’s that I suppose. ✌🏻
A recent conversation, while unpleasant, made me think about whether I am doing enough with Lorraine.
I spent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with her for the first 19 months of her life, but with the arrival of our amazing helper this July, I seem to have swung too far to the other end of the spectrum.
I threw myself into work, for 6 days a week. I still come home for lunch every day, and spend the evening with her, which is more than the time many full-time moms have, but it’s not quite the life I had envisioned.
I guess bonding and connecting, and creating a magical childhood full of precious memories, doesn’t quite happen by chance or coincidence. I guess it requires planning.
And so, plan, I shall. Of all the things I don’t quite excel at, I think I do pretty ok planning things. *looks at 3 page excel spreadsheet for housework schedule*
I planned a lot as a teenager but could never execute my numerous and extensive plans. I lose steam once the planning part ends and the doing part begins. I think 2 years of motherhood has ninja trained me. I can now adult and follow through with my plans pretty well, ha. We’ll finally see if my planning skills are any good at all.
^ Above we have an educational and informative display of a toddler performing CPR on a cat.
Fun fact: This domain wenderella.com is 10 years old. I registered it in 2007 (!), back when I was young and wenderelley, thinking wow an internet diary! That’s cOoL. Back then typing in alternate caps was cOoL.
I blogged about what I ate, what I wore, what I felt, everything, as a 20 year old does. Cringe-worthily, as a 20 year old does, for a few years (!), and then one day I accidentally deleted the entire site. Because I checked a box that I shouldn’t have, when I was trying to upgrade something on the site.
Surprisingly, I pretty much shrugged my shoulders and moved on. And a little while later, I restarted the site when I felt like writing again… and I did it again. Can you believe it. I deleted the site accidentally, again.
And then it happened a third time (good god what’s wrong with me).
… and a fourth. I know, I know.
So. If you ask me honestly, I have no clue when when this site will disappear due to the sheer magnitude of my stupidity and how it amazingly keeps on happening.
But each time I restart I feel an unjustified sense of optimism, that this time I will finally be not stupid. We’ll see.