Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My Life Lately....and the ultimate slacker!

I am stuck at home with a nasty head cold and thought this would be a good time to catch you up on what has been going on in my life lately. I know I have been the biggest slacker in the world...teasing you all with promises of weekly science-y posts and I have yet to post one... for that I apologize...I hope you can all forgive me! :)

Let's just say it has been a fun filled and very productive (home and work) few weeks!
I wanted to share with you another of orchids in bloom. I love that two of the petals surround its sensitive reproductive organs.

I took this photo a couple of weeks ago so now it is in full bloom with 4 large flowers! I also bought myself some gorgeous tulips a week ago...

...and late last week Diego came home with a dozen daffodils!

I have been surrounded by beautiful colours and scents which has kept me cheery even in the snowy and rainy days we've had since I last posted.

Diego and I are in the midst of re-decorating our bedroom. He promised that we would paint ( I can't wait to get rid of the faded and shabby light blue colour!!!!) and build a few shelves for my jewelry box and plants and we have come up with a creative idea for a headboard! We have an antique one that doesn't suit our tastes but also bangs around a lot...not so great when you have neighbours downstairs if you know what I mean!! :)

So, we started the re-deco tasks by re-organizing our closet (it desperately needed it!!!) and building a beautiful shelf for some vines.

The hope is that we will string fishing line across the ceiling for the vines to grow on and have a living ceiling! We decided to put the shelf up right away to see if we like it before making holes in a freshly painted painting will be our next task...maybe I can convince him that this weekend is a good one! It will be nice and warm so we can open the windows! I will keep you posted on our progress!

Happy Wednesday!!


  1. Sorry to hear you have a cold! So going around lately...
    The plants look beautiful! I'm still waiting for my orchid to bloom again... hopefully soon :)

  2. I love how you have all those plants on a high shelf! It makes the room look so alive.

    I'm so glad you mentioned your orchids because mine is finally blooming!! I need to remember to post a photo (after I finally get around to posting our trip photos).

  3. I hope you're feeling better, and have fun with the decorating! :)

  4. Hey Alli!
    I just posted a ginormous post on Lobster sustainability... i would truly love your perspective... if you'd like :)

  5. Thank you very much for your knowledge! I was wondering what your thoughts were :)

  6. Your orchid is stunning and the colour in that tulip is shocking. WOW! Barb