I have gone from hardly posting at all to posting A LOT this week. It won’t last, I’m sure. Get it while it’s hot!
Potted up this little ceramic box with a bunch of Echeveria pups I had propagated. One of my colleagues at work is turning the big 7-0 this week and I wanted to get her a little something for her office. I had planned on buying an orchid, but the shops only seemed to have enormous ones that were out of my price range, so I decided to pot up a few succulents for her in a nice pot. Found these weeny square ceramic pots at Bunnings for less than $4. I was going to put in a few different varieties of succulent, but then I decided to just use the echeverias, although there are several different colours. They will eventually grow to big for the pot but for a little while they will be happy enough. It annoys me when plant pots are made with no hole in them for drainage. I realise the do this so that water doesn’t leak out all over your precious heirloom tablecloth or whatever, but still… I just put a load of gravel or other free-draining material in the bottom to prevent any root-rot.
It’s cute – I hope she likes it. Everything makes her sneeze and cough, so I had to get something that wouldn’t flower heaps or have lots of pollen. I figure I am pretty safe with these little guys.
I’m also making some chocolate oat cookies (these) to take to work for everyone to share. I hate to admit it, but I ate half of the batter before it even made it to the oven. Because I am an idiot. Who shouldn’t eat chocolate. Le Sigh. Sometimes, my brain switches off. Actually, more truthfully, most days it doesn’t switch on in the first place. I have been trying to be good lately and not eat bad stuff but it is a losing battle. I didn’t go for a walk today so can’t even say “at least I exercised”. I wanted to have lost a couple of kilos by the time my annual renal appointment came up at the end of the month, but it looks like I will have to wear the same sheepish, guilty expression I always have when I see my specialist.
Well, I am heading into boring “I am fat” territory and don’t want to subject you to that yawn-fest, so I shall go.
Hope your day has been happy and guilt-free. Or FULL of guilty pleasures. Yeah, that sounds much more fun!