One of those weeks

April 11, 2012 |  Category:   life

It’s spring break. Which means that we weren’t prepared for childcare for the week while the kids are home, of course. We always figure we can wing it and then when things start unexpectedly snowballing even though it looked like a relatively manageable week in terms of work, we start tearing our hairs out. Nothing new. I’m sure all parents relate.

 

The other thing that is boggling me is that there are only 2 and a half months left before school’s out for summer. I mean, we’re talking summer vacation. How is this happening already?
 
I’m starting to think about plants. Not for outdoors yet, but for inside. Maybe start a little collection of succulents on the windowsill. We couldn’t have many plants in the house when our cat was alive because he would eat them all, but now that we are petless, I’m starting to collect a few houseplants. It’s those little things that still remind us that he’s no longer with us.

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  • Brigi April 11, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    love succulents, I was nudging my man to get some for Easter….

  • Pink Ronnie April 11, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Time is ridiculous. I mean, how can it be almost halfway through April? Didn’t we JUST celebrate Christmas?

    Our Angus is at home from preschool for 2 weeks too, and it sure is different not having my 2.5 hours during the day when the other two boys nap!

    Succulents are lovely. You definitely should build a collection. And then take photos and show us. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ronnie xo

  • Claire April 11, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    This BK teacher has the same breaks and while I generally like to surround myself with adult company on my breaks, I could be persuaded to hang with little people for bits of it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Atsuko April 11, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    I love having some green plants in the house. But my cat eats them like yours:(

  • Elle April 12, 2012 at 5:24 am

    I didn’t know cats ate plants. Do dogs? I wouldn’t know if my pup would because I have no plants except a tiny dying cactus from Ikea on my desk.

  • Jackie April 12, 2012 at 11:19 am

    I love succulents.

    I have a kitty that eats plants though, so I’m thinking about air plants in glass containers for indoors instead.

  • nicole April 12, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    love those sempervivums though they are a little persnickety about their light requirements. you might check out oxalis. they’re gorgeous, tolerant of water neglect, don’t ever need feeding or fussing and shower you with pretty burgundy shamrock leaves (with a plum purple underneath) and pale mauve blooms all year long if provided a somewhat sunny spot. i nearly kiss my oxalis when it dishes out flowers in winter. such a nice houseplant.

  • Abby April 12, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Those are gorgeous succulents. Where is that photo from?

    We have a mini little succulent garden going. They’re hard to kill and you can grow new ones by laying fallen leaves on the soil – they’ll eventually root. Mine are a little unhappy for lack of sun (they grow slowly and the leaves are more spaced out), but they still look nice.

    My new policy for houseplants is that I only buy things that are hard to kill. I look for that little watering image and only buy if it has just one drop. It’s working out quite well!

    Regarding childcare, where I live the kids all go home for lunch and don’t have school Wednesday afternoons. I don’t really know how parents do it. I think a lot of women work 50%.

  • Jenna April 12, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    @Abby, these were taken in Venice California.

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