One heck of a busy weekend ahead for me here in Robbieville! Yikes! It's probably a good thing though. Last weekend I spent most of it lounging in my bed working on my laptop. I fixed whatever bug was causing my computer to shut down whenever I try to view videos. However, all of my videos are saving as .MOV extensions and can only be viewed using QuickTime which is ticking me off because I can't use my Movie Maker software to do any editing. I still have to work that glitch out before I'll be posting the long awaited video from my confluence in September. I also learned some new tricks for using Photoshop Elements. However, all that time kicking back in bed has left me with lower back pain that will not go away. I've tried a hot bath in epsom salts. I've tried stretching it out and I've been popping Excedrin like candy, but it won't go away. I think I'm going to pick up some BenGay today and see if that helps. But, staying busy and off my computer is probably the best thing to help it right now.
The pain has made playing on my computer and journaling quite painful. But, it didn't stop me this morning from hitting Steven's journal and playing catch-up. That's where I found the link to make that cute little Robbie Icon for this entry. Kind of looks like me. No? On to the point of my ramblings:
What Would Martha Do? (WWMD?) - Part 3
Sadly, I have a brown thumb. I kill everything. Because of that, I tend to buy Ivy type plants because they seem to be a bit hardier than other plants. Unfortunately, the one I bought when I first moved into my apartment didn't fair so well. It was dead in about three months as witnessed in the top pictures. I thought long and hard about what I should do. I kept pondering what Martha would do? And, you know, I really don't recall any of her shows covering house plants. That's when it dawned on me what the solution was. I needed to think like the multi-millionaire (no longer a billionaire due to her 40K snaffu - very costly mistake indeed) that she is. What Martha would do is to simply keep buying more. For fifteen bucks, it's cheaper than buying fresh flowers on a weekly basis. Although, I splurge on those from time to time too! I also added a pretty curtain to my kitchen window to block some of the bright sun that window gets in the morning. This plant is lasting a bit longer. However, every time I take it down to water, I pull off more dead leaves. And, that curtain isn't quite working for me. I love the BLUE flower print pattern but it's just not right. I need to pull out my sewing machine and recreate it into something more manageable. Not as inventive as my last WWMD? entry but domestic engineering isn't all fun and games, ya know.