Since having Camryn I just don't want anything else to take care of.
I used to wash my hair every day and now I stretch it to every 3-4 days. I've become a dirty hair master. My makeup bag is down to about 5 items. My lazy girls guide to beauty really deserves a post for itself....another day, friends.
The poor dogs are out of luck too. They had a good run but the days of running to the vet over an upset stomach or frivolous things like vaccinations and boutique, all organic, grain free food are a thing of the past. I know you dog lovers are going to give me hell for it...go ahead...I don't care. I love them I just don't vaccination love them. They basically act like indoor cats anyway so they are more likely to die from boredom than to end up with a case of kennel cough or rabies.
This also goes for plants. My thing with plants is I always kill them and apparently they require a very precise amount of care, sunlight, food, water, etc. I love indoor plants but I always kill them and it pisses me off. I have cut flowers that have lasted longer than my indoor plants. Seriously.
For Valentine's Day this year Chris gave me an orchid - the same orchid that we had at our wedding. I'm not a romantic girl but even I thought it was really thoughtful and sweet. Very romantic in my book. Our very own little love fern.
Photo by Alec & T. Please do not copy or reuse or T will getcha.
I loved the flower and the thought he put into it but seriously?!
"Is it real? If you really loved me you would get me a fake orchid that requires nothing from me and will actually still resemble a flower and not a stick in a pot in a week."
I tried really hard. I took care of it exactly as I was supposed to. I let it soak in water for 5 minutes every Sunday and then let it drain and kept it in a happy place in our house. Isn't it beautiful?
**Before even getting this picture uploaded the limp leaf fell to its death. RIP.**
A little stick failure mocking me every time I look at it.
Then came my birthday. Chris rewarded my new green thumb with the most oddly beautiful Vandana Orchid.
I love it! I love how you can see the winding roots, the big beautiful blooms, the spiky leafy things and how interesting it is. I googled how to properly take care of her and named her Alexis. I talked to her every day and told her she is so pretty and gave her the care the google machine told me she wanted. I was determined to keep her alive and growing.
24 days in my care and this is what we are left with...
Burns?! How did I manage to burn a house plant?
Chris is obviously effing with me. I think he wants me to have a challenge or maybe he wants to remind me that I can't do everything right...a constant reminder of me being a green thumb reject.
I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Do you? I think there is still hope for my dying sticks, maybe?
I do know if the next flower I get isn't made of plastic I'm going to put it directly in the trash.