Kittens, today I feel like we have all manner of admin to get out of the way as far as my life is concerned. I don’t even think it’s a proper Potpourri!, because it’s not so much that my mind is wandering, but the fact that everything is happening at once.
We all know how that goes.
So let’s do it, shall we?
1. I’m officially job searching.
God. It was liberating just to type that. Because it has kind of been in the cards for, well,
months a year now.
(I suppose this is the portion of the show where we’ll find out if I’ve done as good a job as I thought I did at keeping this little corner of the internet a secret from my employer.)
But now that we’re home from the honeymoon and our life bears some semblance of a regular “routine,” it is just time.
What am I looking for? Something new. Hopefully something that involves writing, social media, or nonprofit work. It might not be one full-time job, but rather a few part-time things with the odd bit of freelance work thrown in.
Where will all of this lead? I have absolutely NO idea. But, I’m quite looking forward to the part where I find out.
2. On a more superficial note, I’ve finally managed to whip my professional wardrobe back into shape.
Translation: I can exclusively wear a cool color palette one week and a warm color palette the next. It’s an 11/10 way to make sure that you’re not a weekly outfit repeater. And when all else fails, if you can’t remember whether or not you wore that particular combination the week before, no one else will either.
3. I am IN LOVE with my immersion blender. I haven’t gone near our food processor yet, but emboldened by a marinade I needed to action (and a serious craving for things that come in a cold, slurry-like form) we became BFFS over a 24 hour period this weekend.
I’m practically ready to carve our initials into a block of wood to commemorate the bond we’ve got going on. KM+IB 4 EVA.
4. I’ve been holding out on you all.
Yes, we have Le Jardin Proper Flourishing on the deck.
Though, it might be noted that yesterday in the Intense Heat, the Basil tried to die. I, in no uncertain terms informed it that it was Not Allowed.
But I know you wondered what happened to those planters that were filled with tomato plants in a past life. You see, after Sue re-planted those varmints, she returned the planters with new flowers. It was quite thrilling really because I had spent ridiculous amounts of time contemplating a planter on our front step and absolutely zero time doing anything about it.
So, anyhow. About those planters. They’re filled with marigolds, something that looks like a cousin of baby’s breath and those neon spear-type arrangements that come in fire-y oranges, reds and yellows.
And last weekend, a new surprise emerged from the greenery.
I don’t know about you, but back in the day when I was but a wee, tiny, school-aged pup, my knowledge of plants included the following: Maple Trees, Oak Trees, Pussy Willows, Marigolds, Tulips and Snap Dragons. I no longer have the urge to behead them and use the blossoms as fun-sized finger puppets, but they do give me a delightful little jolt of glee when I see them blooming.
Smoothie-makers: What is your favorite breakfast smoothie recipe?
I don’t have any protein powder right now (but if you have suggestions of brands/places to buy it would be welcome) but I definitely have a fridge stocked with greek yogurt and milk, a cabinet full of oats and frozen berries like whoah.
What flowers do you remember learning about as a little pup?
I swear, the number of thematic crafts we had to do around flowers in preschool was astonishing, really.