Five Things Friday: just five things I’m thinking about or things that made my week, or things that I otherwise feel like sharing.
If you missed it, I had a great IG Chat conversation with my friends Ulli and Stefanie this morning and we talked about motivation and working out (during the pandemic). Ulli posted the recording on her IGTV feed. I’d be curious to hear how you’ve felt about working out during the pandemic. Did your motivation change? Did you work out more or less, or did you completely fall off the bandwagon? I love talking about this stuff and am contemplating writing about it more if you’re interested.
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I bought another houseplant last week. I am a bit obsessed. Trader Joe’s had (small) fiddle leaf figs for $5.99. What a steal. Now I just have to make it grow strong and tall. Wish me luck!
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Speaking of strong and tall, have you heard of self-watering planters? If you are a house plant newbie like me (who has killed a fair share of plants), you might want to look into these. These planters have a water reservoir on the bottom and instead of watering your plants from the top, you just keep the water reservoir filled up and the plant can draw up as much water (through capillary action) as needed. I also have a self-watering planter box outside for my small vegetable garden and it seems to be working exceptionally well because the plants always have access to water from below (especially since we’ve already had temperatures in the 90’s in the last couple of weeks and it can be challenging to keep up with the watering in the summer).
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Remember how I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, that there might be a possibility that I’d be returning to the office for some work-related tasks that
I can’t do would be difficult to do from home? Yeah, things changed and I won’t be going to the office anytime soon (and I am kinda glad about it).
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Random fact: my (paternal) grandmother would have turned 100 years old today. Sadly, she died at the very young age of 61, when I was only 6 years old. And even though I didn’t get to grow up having her around, my sister and I spent a lot of time with her when we were little, and I am grateful for all the memories that I still have of her.
Have a great weekend and happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there!