Free days

Today is day one of two days off in a row and I’m already jumpy and wondering what to do with myself. I really don’t like not being busy! (Unless I’m on a vacation or somewhere far away). Some people live for their days off… but not me. Weird huh. It may have something to do with the fact that my friends that live near by work strange hours and my college friends live two hours away. I am somewhat grateful for the day off today though due to the 95-100 degree weather we’ve been having!

So today I’m thinking of taking my time at the grocery store, which is always dangerous, and spending some money on summer clothes for my vacation (which is in less than a month!!). I also need to spend a little bit of time out in the sun to get rid of this awful sock tan that I’m sporting – one of the bonuses of greenhouse-life. It doesn’t help that my best friends love pointing out that it looks like I’m getting in the pool with my white socks and shorts on…thanks guys.

This is just a little short post to say hi and update you on my day. I’ll probably post something fun later or tomorrow since I have lots of time to kill! Have a lovely day.

Here’s something pretty for you to look at.

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This is a house on Long Island (basically in the Hamptons!) that my mom and I visited for a garden tour recently. It’s owned by one of my fancy plant-growers and Im in awe of their entire house, especially this patio.

Dare to dream.

Sunday ramblings two

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I wish it was a little bit warmer so that we could sit on a rooftop deck somewhere in North Carolina and drink beers or iced tea together. But its March and I wouldn’t say its cold…but its definitely not warm. For the last week or so, when its sunny its super windy and when its warm its rainy. Can’t catch a break!

Today was a day off for me (finally!!). I haven’t really taken one in over two weeks. Between Easter and being in charge of special plant orders for the holiday and spending some days at a Garden show for work, I haven’t had much time for myself.

Today I slept in as much as my body would let me…which meant I was up at 7. I got to finish a little bit of laundry and sit down for breakfast with my dad and my younger sister who’s visiting for the weekend.

My mom’s birthday is on Wednesday so I also took advantage of my time and ran out to get her a little gift.IMG_2492

She has quite an eclectic collection of dishes and bowls that she likes to serve snacks and salads in when we have guests or a fancy dinner. I got her an awesome dish from Pier 1 for Christmas, and found two bowls that match it today for her birthday. Can’t wait to add to her funky collection. (She also started one for me recently..too bad the dishes are still wrapped up in my Hope Chest waiting to be used).

After Pier 1 I ran into the grocery store..like always. I wanted to grab a few things to crunch on at work for the week and it turned into a major fruit haul. Mangos, grapefruit, apples & tomatoes.

So now Im snacking on a super delicious Fuji apple and a chunk of Muenster cheese.

IMG_2496With a Cosmic Cranberry Kombucha on the side to boost my immune system a little bit.

Oh, and yesterday I brought home another addition to my plant family. I have such a soft spot for succulents and cactus. I can’t explain it, but I especially love them when they bloom. And this ones about to.IMG_2499

Good thing I don’t have my own place yet! I’d be spending a lot on house plants. They just cheer up a room so much, and my mom has them everywhere.

Now that the suns starting to go down Im going to relax with my Organic Farm & Garden magazine that I found at the store today, and have some of my dads homemade chili. Sounds like a good Sunday night to me.

How did you spend your time today?