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Friday Fun! (Spring!)

March 18, 2011 4 comments

Hello my lovely readers!  Spring has finally started to show up in New England!  Spring is always a conflicted time for me.  I love the warm weather and appearance of new life, don’t get me wrong.  I also, however, am seriously allergic to spring.  Even with meds, I still have to limit my time outside.  So even while I want to go out and run along the Charles River path and be completely ridiculous, I can’t really.  Well, unless I want to spend the entire next day in bed wheezing for air.  So my days in the spring pretty much consist of, “Yay! It’s 60 out!  I could go for a nice long walk……wait. No.  No I can’t.”  So spring is a bit of a Catch-22 for me.

On the plus side, now I get to plan my container garden!  Last year was my first year, and I learned a lot.  “Learned a lot” means that I only successfully grew one plant.  However!  Here’s hoping that this year I will be able to apply what I learned and get at least two successful plants.  Maybe even four.  Mhm.  I’m thinking of trying a pepper, a tomato, a zucchini, and some sort of bean.  I want to see climbing things in my kitchen!  So pretty!  Hopefully the cat will leave the plants alone.  She’s periodically good and periodically bad.  Just like a person. 😉

Other than that, life continues on as usual.  I have some of the most awesome friends in the world who I see as much as possible.  I’m getting in my gym time and ever improving the quality of what I eat.  I feel healthier every day and every week is a new adventure.  Of course, I’m also consistently reading.  My first passion in life.  Happy weekends all!

Friday Fun! (A/C, Ribbon Cutting, Garden)

Hello my lovely readers!  I hope you all are enjoying the long, hot days of summer.  I am so grateful that we put in my a/c unit last weekend.  It’s been up in the 90s and humid all week, and I would have been pretty miserable sitting in my attic apartment without it, particularly after biking home from work!  Besides biking and cooking, I haven’t been doing too terribly much in the hours off of work.  Just hanging out and vegging out.  Everyone needs a week like that once in a while though, eh?

It’s been an eventful week at work.  The intranet that I’ve been working so hard on (along with others from each department in the hospital) was officially launched.  Yay! Hopefully this will make everything easier, particularly once our patrons get used to using it.  Additionally, ever since I started working here, construction has been going on converting the floor the library is on into an education and research center.  My hospital is focusing more in on academics and such.  I’m excited about the change, as it means the library is now conveniently located to the Chief Academic Officer, Chief Education Officer, Residency Training, and more.  Anyway, this week was the official unveiling and ribbon cutting of the new floor, and people have started moving into their offices already.  It’s nice to be on a floor bustling with education instead of construction.

In container gardening news, my pepper plants are growing like weeds (har-har).  One tomato plant is still struggling, and the other is going at a fairly normal rate.  I did take BookishBella’s advice and fertilize them all.  I believe struggling tomato plant grew a tiny bit afterwards, but the pepper plants just shot right up overnight.  I’m thinking my kitchen might just be more conducive to peppers than tomatoes.  I also planted onions, which seem to be doing alright.  Unfortunately, my kitty seems to have an affinity for them, which is super odd as she’s never given any of the other plants a second look.  We have to keep stopping her from trying to eat the onion shoots.  I’m thinking a few have already been lost to the cause when I wasn’t looking.  I do think it’s pretty odd she chose onions of all things to want to nom on.

I’m excited for the weekend, as always.  I hope you all have wonderfully relaxing ones!