What I’ve been reading lately:
Gentleman from Moscow is hilarious! It is a delightfully quirky story of a Russian aristocrat who basically is forced to stay at an upscale hotel for the rest of his life or face execution by the Bolsheviks. It doesn’t sound funny, but he has a great sense of humor and has a hilarious point of view on everything.
My newest niece was born last week, and she is adorable!
I am reminded once more of how blessed I am to be a stay at home mom. This has allowed me to be able to watch my 5 year old niece so her daddy could stay with my sister for the delivery. Then, I also was able to stay with my sister at the hospital while she had some complications after the delivery so my brother in law could stay at home with the baby and toddler.
Things driving me nuts lately:
One of our cats for some reason is obsessed with me. If I do not pet her quick enough, she will jump up on my back trying to get on my shoulder. This is not delightful!
I have been obsessed with collecting plants lately and one of my orchids is not looking so well. My daughter says that I should have seen this coming because my track record with any plant besides a Pothos (aka the easiest plant to grow in the whole world!) is 50/50. Sadly, I cannot argue with her logic, but I still Google, “How to save a dying orchid?” nonstop for days. I could be a tad bit obsessed. **Oh! And my two airplants that are supposed to be “hardy” are not looking too hot either……guess what I’m Googling next!
Something cool I learned:
Well I do not know if this is “cool”, but my kids get a kick out of teaching me new GenZ terms. I now know what “You are Gucchi”, “I’d ship them”, and so many other nonsense phrases mean. I know I grew up in the 80s/90s and we had our own weird phrases, but these GenZ kids are “extra”. (….that is a new phrase too!)
Something frugal I did this week:
As I said earlier, I am expanding my plant collection and have been trying to transition over to all ceramic pots. To keep costs down, I’ve been keeping my eye out for clearances and thrift store bargains which so far have worked out beautifully. This week, I found an adorable monkey planter at the thrift store for just $3. I am sure this size planter would have been over $20 easy at a normal retail store.
We also enjoyed delicious (and free) Krispy Kreme doughnuts at a church event and went to a beautiful State Park (with free admission) to take a 5 mile family hike. ***I thought it was only a 3 mile hike, so my kids were not amused when I kept saying, “We are almost there!!” for the last hour….
How is your week going? Are your orchids dying too?? Please tell me I’m not the only one!