Starting Chapter 2 of Pandemic Life: Not reckless, but not always home

We are over one year into the pandemic. As of today, 545k deaths in the US. Somehow we are 20% of COVID deaths globally even though we are about 4% of the world population. It’s devastating. To those who have lost loved ones, especially my friends and co-workers – your loss is not a number […]

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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 […]