Moments of Clarity

In my adult life, I’ve had a few moments of clarity, where it feels like a curtain has been pulled back to reveal another layer of existence I hadn’t seen before. The first time I had this feeling was on July 6, 2016 when Philando Castile was shot and killed for reaching for his wallet. […]

Rookie Year Review

The last few months have been interesting… although mostly heartbreaking life events, there have been a few moments of hope which I’ve grabbed and held tightly. One of those moments is this — a job opportunity. I’ll be accepting a new job at Accenture that will result in less planes and more time at home […]

July 3rd Garden Tour

Ready for the holiday weekend? We are stuck at home re: social distancing and are disappointed not to be with friends and family at the lake. However – we are making the most of it! A quick garden tour and now off to Menard’s for some supplies — most importantly, an air pump so that […]

Rookie Mistakes

I watched YouTube videos on a long drive this weekend and learned I’m making a few rookie mistakes that I attempted to fix… Re: End Rot. The cause is likely inconsistent watering. I’m hoping the fix is a calcium boost on the leaves. My plan is to purchase one of those white pump sprayer things […]

Week 5 — The plants, like your pets, are getting more attention (silver linings???)

COVID-19 sucks. I hope you have found something that is helping you cope a bit. If not, may I suggest starting some seeds and drinking some whiskey. Week 5 was, um, strange. I went from nervous about travel and plant neglect to worried about over-loving and over-watering. I diluted some apple cider vinegar this week […]

Week 4

Week 4 brought to you by oversized plants, no more room, and and ever-present concern that we will not make it two more months indoors. 4 hrs of transplanting today. I could have done four more, but I stopped. Week 4 Video “Beans” label by Vivianne.