Thursday, October 22, 2015

Not in the Mood

I am not in the mood to go to work today. I think the shorter days are getting to me. My neck and shoulder hurt (work related), although my knee is better.The vitamin D seems to help, I haven't been sick. Still waiting for Sundays off. They hired a new person, but she is waiting for her security clearance. When she starts, I will work Saturday and she will work Sunday, and split up the rest of the week however they decide. I'm hoping it will be soon. Well, off to work I go...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

My New Passion

Succulents! I have always loved them, and now that I can grow them outside year-round, I'm just tickled pink! One of my neighbors has a yard sale and I bought two large plants for only a dollar each! I still keep some of my plants inside. Here are some of my lovelies:
 Upstairs window, left to right, Jade, 2 more Jades and a Haworthia (in white pot), a small Portulacaria, 2 Haworthia Alba and Senecio rowleyanus - String of Pearls

 Outside, in front, left: Jade, Stonecrop and small something I haven't ID'd yet. Right: a basket from Home Depot for the awesome price of $17. Has a little of this and that...blooming Ice Plant, Jade, Kalancho, something else, something else....will repot in the spring.

 Kalanchoe - Mother of Hundreds or Mother of Thousands, pink version (Pink Butterflies or Pink Ladies)

 In the jade family, I like they geometry. There is a stunning red variety but it needs full sun, and I would need to order it.

 A small Jade that belonged to my mom years ago, a treasure. I repotted it in this pot but the pot has no drainage, a problem I will be working on tomorrow.

 Haworthia it, bought this one many years ago, maybe 20 years ago. I have divided it into 3 pots now.

 Bottom, left to right: Aeonium ($1 plant), NOID X-mas cactus. Top, left to right: Kalancho Mother of Thousands Pink Butterflies, Aeonium (the dark variety, another $1 plant), a mixed pot I haven't identified yet, a small pot of Aeonium, and Sempervivum (Hen's & Chicks) Spider Web.

Not sure

 Left, a Jade with folded leaves, right, a mixed pot that I need to transplant, with Aloe, Burro's Tail, Pencil Cactus and a small Adromischus cristatus - Crinkle Leaf Plant

 Left, grafted cactus, center, Kalanchoe tubiflora - Chandelier Plant, another type of Haworthia that I call Window Plants because they have "windows" on their leaves.

 Very tiny ground cover Sedum japonicum 'Tokyo Sun'

Friday, October 2, 2015


I asked my supervisor (the pharmacist) for Sunday's off and also not to work so late on Friday (9pm). It was met with the normal "Walmart needs associates at the busiest times bla bla bla". I countered by telling her Sunday is my husband's only day off, and somewhere in the discussion I mentioned I didn't want to work late because I get up at 4 am. She asked why, and her jaw dropped when I said I get up to get my hubby off to work. It was like, "OMG can't he get up by himself?!?!?!" She made so many condescending remarks, in front of all the other pharmacy employees, it was just humiliating. Well, lady, I get up because it's MY CHOICE and plus that I DRIVE him to work so I can keep my car so I can come to work at the piddly ass job at Walmart. He rides his bike home, but at 4:30 am you CANNOT SEE YOUR HAND IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE on Inyo street because it's so dark. Yeah, he could get a light but really, he works hard and long, why should he ride his bike 2 miles BOTH ways? A couple more paychecks or so and I'm going to tell Walmart good bye. My hubby and my hubby's job are way more important. I can't wait, I really can't wait. to work.