Friday, February 10, 2017

FMM - Meds, Plants, Pups...er, Pup

Nothing like coming home from Target only to discover you've purchased Children's Flonase instead of the adult version to make you feel like an idiot.  In my defense, the packaging is very similar, and I've been buying this stuff OTC for years; I didn't realize they started making a children's version.  See for yourself:

I think the ingredients are the same, just the warnings are different, but still.  Maybe they shouldn't put them right next to each other on the same shelf.  Or maybe I should learn to pay attention...

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My succulents have been loving the winter sun - almost all of them are thriving, and some have even started to turn a little pink, which happens when they get a lot of sun:
See the withered leaves on the bottom?  These were started from leaves pulled from other plants - you just set them on top of the soil and they grow from there and eventually root themselves, and you remove the withered leaves when they can easily detach from the new plant.
Here's a new set that I'm attempting to grow - these leaves broke off of another plant when I was repotting it.
Always in the midst of everything, Paco is.
 
 Here's Marvia...and a very curious nose.  Plant is named after my friend Matt's mother, who gave it to me when we visited her last August.
Better shot, although I couldn't quite get the pink on the edges to show up well in the pictures.  This plant has done the best out of everything that I brought back from California, and I think I need to move her to a bigger pot soon. 

I'm really enjoying my succulents and plan on buying some new plants in the coming months.  While we don't see quite so many varieties in Texas as I do in California, I think I can find some different shapes and colors to add to my little windowsill display. 

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Paco finally seems back to his old self.  On Wednesday, he was eating like a champ and even willingly went outside and laid in the sun while I trimmed some plants in the yard.  Yesterday, he posed for a picture for his blog friends:
Tank yu for all da nice words while I was sik.
 I lub yu.  Heer's a kiss.

Have a great weekend!

30 comments:

  1. So good to see Paco back to his normal hamming up for the camera self! Paco takes a great pic be sure and tell him that we lub him too!

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  2. I am so happy to hear Paco is back at his old self. And love the photo bomb photos of him.

    I could have made the same mistake with the meds so it's not you :)

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    1. Paco is the king of photo bombs. He's good at them. :)

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  3. Talk about marketing! The Flonase is the same for everyone! Sheesh!

    Hello Paco!

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    1. It sure is. I got a response from corporate and they confirmed that; just the dosage directions are different. Sheesh!!

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  4. I'm so confused... why do they have different packaging if it's all the same? That's some bs is what that is.

    You've become the succulent whisperer! They look so nice.

    Hi Paco! Nice to see you looking better buddy.

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    1. That packaging was dumb. It is the same cost, and I was correct, the same dosage - just the directions are different. Seems like you could put that in one package and mark it "for ages 3 months to adult" - it's like they want to complicate things!

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  5. Do Kip and Henry ever try to eat your plants? I hesitate to have any plants because I can't trust my cats.

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    1. I have one plant on my kitchen bar that is sheared off on one side, thanks to Kip - he just jumps up there and starts gnawing away. Luckily no one bothers the succulents, because there would be a big problem then.

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  6. Its so good to hear Paco's back to his old self!

    The succulent love goes deep. When I take my mom to the succulent area of a local nursery, she almost always meets several ladies who are gaga over their succulents, showing her pictures on their phone and talking endlessly about the delights of succulents.

    That's very weird about the flonase. Most meds that are for adults and children are in the same package with different directions. I bought some SF chocolate pudding the other day. I only like the COOK kind, and this one had INSTANT in tiny tiny lettering. Irritating. But not worth standing in line to return...

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    1. That's pretty hilarious about your mom's succulent ladies, but I get it...although I haven't worked hard at learning the names of mine - well, besides the one I named for a person, anyway, LOL.

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  7. Glad Paco is feeling better!

    Where you going to start a fairy garden this year? If you do, please take pics!

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    1. No fairy garden from me, but my friend in California makes and sells them. I'm trying to get him to make me one and drive it out here...

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    1. He even had a McDonald's cheeseburger yesterday, now that his tummy is all better...that's his usual treat for going to the vet, but he wasn't up to it after all the bloodwork and stuff last time.

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  9. YAY!!!! Hi Paco!!! Glad you are feeling better!!!

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  10. You have some mad succulent skills! Hey Paco - looking good!

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    1. I really am enjoying my succulents and seeing how they've grown from those tiny cuttings. :)

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    1. They really do and I find it fascinating. :)

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  12. Yay for healthy succulents AND PACO!!!!

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  13. YAY PACO!!!! So glad he's feeling better! :)

    I love your sunny windowsill/ledge full of potted plants! I wish we had something like that in our current house. We do get a lot of sun, but a lot of our prettier plants seem to die. But we haven't tried succulents! I should really suggest them to my live-in gardener. Yours look great!

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    1. Give succulents a try - they seem to be fairly hardy to this non-green-thumb person.

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