Always Training. Always Learning.

Monday, April 9, 2012


This was Violet's enthusiastic reaction to the Easter holiday. 

Hope every one else had an enjoyable weekend.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Go Fish

My son caught 2 little goldfish at a local festival last weekend. It was adorable watching him scoop at them with a paper net and well worth the $2 for the experience. That is until I realize that despite my promise of no more pets we now had two fish.

Today we embarked on a tank buying mission. It's been years since I kept fish and even though I think they are beautiful, goldfish have never been my forte. So our criteria was a small tank with filter and light that would be easy to clean because goldfish are extremely dirty.

This is what we ended up with. Even though we wanted something a little bigger my son insisted that this tank was his fishes favorite. One dragon and a few live plants later and I think it looks pretty good. The best part is that we made it out of the store for under $40.  Plants, gravel tank and all.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Who Needs A Green Thumb?

Since I am on maternity leave from training I have to focus my attention elsewhere.
Plants and gardening have been on my mind lately. The little dragon plant I posted earlier is one lucky plant. It has survived not only my inability to keep anything green a live but also the "care" of a toddler.

As you can see it's even grown since the last post. It's almost like this little green stem has fueled an addiction. The main focus of this addiction is my all time favorite, Orchids. I lust after them, covet other peoples and obsess about what variety I would like to raise.

I've tried my hand at Orchids in the past and failed miserably. I find them so beautiful that I can't bring myself to try again knowing the outcome is certain death. Luckily today I found the solution.

Wax flowers! They don't wilt and are always in bloom. The only care needed is an occasional dusting. They looked so real that I didn't realize they were fake until my husband pointed it out. He only noticed because he read the large banner directly in front of us.

I will have no problem displaying the wax flowers in my home. I may even try my hand at wax flower making. That way I can express my love for flowers with out becoming a plant cereal killer.