Ugh, its 18 degrees out, but with the wind chills it feels like 2! While walking to the office this morning, I felt like my glasses were freezing to my face. Feeling a little like Mr. Bigglesworth at the end of Austin Powers...
Over the holidays one of the wackiest gifts I received was a "Willard" Mitt Romney Chia Pet. Yes folks...this really exists. There is also a version of Obama, which I would have preferred, but I was stuck with Romney! Grrrr! Oddly enough, on the side of the Obama Chia head it has the slogan "yes we can". I was surprised that Romney one didn't include his 47% comment! Anyway, it was a gag gift that was given to Ed's mom prior to the election and while Ed was hanging out at her office, he saw the box sitting on the shelf and told his mom that she should give it to me because I would get a laugh out of it...so she wrapped it up and gave it to me over the holidays...thanks a lot Ed! After the tears of laughter died down at Christmas, Ed's mom asked, "your going to grow this right?". At first I wasn't sure how to answer, but looking at her and seeing her expression, I could see that she really wanted me to grow the chia head. She's like me...hates to see something like that go to waste and would prefer someone to actually grow it. So I relented and said that I would. After sitting in the box for almost a week, Ed started pestering me as to when I was going to grow the chia head....its' a family conspiracy I tell you! To shut him up, I finally put aside time to grow this damned thing! Below are the results of my efforts, but remember, not long after doing this I got sick with the flu...so he was a little neglected for about a week and the growth is rather patchy.
The sides are growing nicely, but the top part of the head, the seeds have yet to sprout. Is it weird that I have this thing? It sort of freaks me out every time I see it!
The back was difficult because the seeds are rather slimy after you soak them and many of them started sliding down the back of the head. Some of them ended up on his neck and shoulders, and I just left them there.
I've been horribly sick since Friday, and today is the first day where I actually feel "almost" normal. My days consisted of me lying in bed sniffling and coughing and having a fever with occasional moments out of bed to eat something or to take a bathroom break...then right back to bed. I've had an incredible amount of sleep the last few days, but sadly it wasn't restful. I was mainly plagued by weird and strange dreams....thanks meds! I also managed to lose all the weight I gained over the holidays...so yay for that I suppose.
There were only three entries, so I basically gave each name a number wrote the number on a piece of paper and chose one at random. Eartha Kitsch is the winner of the Fawn planter and mini plates with proverbs! You can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know if you want both items and where I can send them. Congrats and Happy New Year!
This New Year's eve was pretty quiet and uneventful....just the way I like it! We watched Ryan Seacrest channel Dick Clark, ate popcorn and watched the ball drop at midnight. Afterwards we watched a movie then went to bed. New Years day wasn't much different...we lounged around in PJ's all day and we did a little bit of housework and a LOT of goofing around. I must admit, it was REALLY HARD going back to work today. The extended weekend was so much fun.
I captured Moob resting on his perch. He's one of those cats who can't seem to get high enough. If he were an outdoor cat he'd be hanging out in the trees.
It was a lovely, lazy New Years' day.
Over Christmas, Ed and I got this lovely cactus. New years day I decided to pot it....very carefully...although I did get pricked a couple of times. I decided to put it into this vintage plant pot that I had gotten at a church garage sale back in April. I think they go very well together.
Hope everyone has a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!
Hi I'm Sue from Philadelphia, PA...lover of flea markets, animals, thrift shop finds and vintage furniture, accessories, clothing, vinyl and 8-Track tapes. Interested in interior design, arts and crafts and cooking. Especially love baking! I'm not a vegetarian, but I would like to learn some great vegetarian recipes. I'm also interested in learning more about vegan baking as well.