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Happy Houseplants

After almost two years of successfully growing some low light aquatic plants, I decided a few months ago to try my hand at some houseplants.

A year ago I had a peace lily, which I promptly killed. Around the same time I stick some avocado seeds in water (the toothpick method) and eventually sprouted two of them.

A few months ago, I planted the avocados in soil, and one has done really well with some beautiful leaves. The other is still just a stem but it looks like a healthy stem.

There’s a 3rd seed in there I just stuck directly into the dirt. Maybe it’ll sprout, maybe not.

Around the same time, I ordered a monstera deliciosa online and it was shipped to me a medium priority mail box. It’s been putting out new leaves like crazy and in the last 6 weeks has more than doubled in size.

After that, I bought this tiny little arrow leaf vine, which was the only healthy looking plant at Walmart. It’s also doubled in size and is thriving.

After that I ordered two parlor palms which whole they aren’t getting tons of new growth, seem really happy as long as they’re pretty wet. I did drain off the extra water after I took this pic – I don’t leave them sitting in a lake! Lol

I also bought a spider plant, which is not doing well, and I have some pothos cuttings that I’m trying to get to root.

New Ink Friday!

I wish this was a regular thing! Haha but no…. Just a I got lucky enough to save up some $$$ to get some work done.

Several months back, I had this guy, from wall flash, tattooed on my thigh.

And after sending over my ideas and some inspiration images to my artist, which included photos of an enamel pin, a watercolor painting, and a piece of polymer clay sculpture, he came up with this.

There will be some other small details added around it before it’s done.

Anyway, I was having pre-tattoo anxiety last night so I was up late, and then woke up super early with pre-tattoo excitement this morning. I pottered around the house, watched some Nurse Jackie, gave Moppie her meds, and ate a good breakfast. Then I hopped in the car to head into town.

Crown and Dagger Tattoo and my bank are on the same block, so I found street parking, walked to the ATM, got cash, and sat on a bench to wait for the shop to open. I was wearing shorts for easy access to my thigh. The bench was metal, and very cold. I did not stay sitting long.

Finally I went in and Charlie got to work getting my stencil ready, and then he applied it. He busted out a sharpie to make a few minor edits directly on my thigh. Then we got started.

About 2 hours after I had arrived, I had this.

I’ll be going back in the next couple months for one final session, but I love how he got was I was imagining just right!