The amusing thing about friendship is that you can seemingly run on a similar brain wave length without realizing it. I found that out this morning when I decided to pop over to Dreadnaught Darling’s page and see how life was going since she skipped tea last night. Bad Kera, no cupcakes for you.
Let me elaborate- I’ve begun growing lettuce. I’ve never had much success growing plants. You see, my mother’s lack of a green thumb seems to be the dominant gene I inherited, but where she got that from I have no idea. Her family is historically speaking a bunch of prominent farmers in Canton’s early days. Which always makes me wonder how I tend to kill off plants by accident within 3 months. Shouldn’t I be genetically predisposed to growing things? Add to the fact that The Studio is actually an apartment, and it becomes very hard for me to conceptualize having an actual garden.
Now I know people, like my friend Heather, who have successfully gardened while living in apartments. And my friend Linda amazes me constantly with her container gardening prowess. They are inspirations. So when my friend Leslie offered me darling little red romaine lettuce starts, I took her up on the offer. Leslie assured me that they would grow well in the planters I had. I trust her. What I don’t trust is my abilities.
So imagine my delight when I notice new, bright leaves in the lettuce this morning. The Boy even commented that he was amazed I hadn’t killed the lettuce yet. I haven’t even had them a week! I know I’m bad, but really, not that bad. No, honest! So this is my delight for the day. I wanted to share.
Since reading Kera’s post this morning, I also think I’m going to try the “Scallions in a jar.” It would be marvelous if I can get it to work. I’ll let you know.
As for my normal crafting, it’s very slow going. The Gray Cube of Doom has been very hectic as we’re short staffed currently. I’m looking forward to my weekend. My Saturday is scheduled time with The Boy, and Sunday may include coffee with a friend and then dance class. I’d like to make it to the craft store as they’re having a sale on freshwater pearls, but I’m purposely not planning a trip. Time to unwind is just as important as time to be productive. I don’t need to go. I just want to, and if it happens – great. If it doesn’t, well there will always be other times.
I hope you’re Friday & weekend are fabulous!