YAY! It's nice to have some new colors in the throw.
Bad: Earlier this week, I walked by my kitchen window and glanced down at my succulents to discover that most of the leaves from one of my newest plants had fallen off. At first I wondered if one of the animals had hit it in their enthusiasm at seeing a squirrel outside, but the next day when the rest of the leaves fell off, I began to suspect I might have over watered it. This particular succulent's leaves are much plumper than all of my other plants, and while I'm watering them every week or two, maybe this one didn't need as much water. Here's what it used to look like:
It was so pretty - I loved the purple and green leaves!
And here's what it looks like now:
Cue sad music.
Of course, knowing how succulents propagate themselves so easily, I had to give it a go with the fallen leaves:
I was out of clay pots, so this dish works for now.
I don't have much hope of getting a plant to look like it did when I brought it home from Home Depot a couple of months ago, but who knows - maybe it'll work out. Can't hurt to try at this point.
Good: I've been volunteering at the hospital gift shop for two years now, and while I really love it, there's one aspect of the job that I hate...and that is the uniform. From having to wear khaki pants, which show every lump and bulge on my legs, to a button-down shirt, which has never been my favorite style thanks to having a bigger bust, getting dressed to go to work has always been a downer for me. I was complaining about this to Jeff last week and wondering out loud why we couldn't wear a polo shirt that was embroidered with our logo - a lot of other employees had them, so why not the volunteers? Well, ask and ye shall receive! I saw Kendall, our volunteer coordinator, yesterday morning and asked if I could order a polo shirt and she ended up hauling out two boxes of polos that were embroidered with the wrong logo (volunteer instead of regular employee) on them. Rosalie and I got to choose a couple of shirts, for free! So now I have a teal shirt and this pretty purple shirt:
I texted this picture to Jeff to show him my clothing victory.
At least the dumb khaki pants don't feel so bad with a better-fitting shirt - plus the color is much more "me" than the royal blue of the button-down. Rosalie also chose a teal shirt so we can be twinkies at times, plus she got a pink shirt - we were pretty happy campers yesterday:
Two very happy volunteers!
Sometimes, it's the little things that can bother me, like an ill-fitting uniform...and sometimes, it's the little things that can make my day, like a beautiful purple shirt.
We are running a race on Sunday - it's just a 5 miler for most of our group, which seems pretty tame at this point considering I've been running 5 miles during the week with Diane. Should be fun, though, and of course there will be breakfast afterward. Have a great weekend!