As you can probably guess from the title of this post, I have no salmon recipe for you today like I promised! 🙁 I didn’t want to be an unreliable blogger, but when Peter’s parents asked us to go to one of my favorite restaurants Char Koon) for dinner, I couldn’t refuse! I will have the recipe for you on Sunday, cross my heart and … well, you know the rest.
So instead of salmon, I have a gallery of flowers to show you. After my class today, Peter and I drove up up north to Logee’s, an exotic collection of greenhouses with tropical plants in northern CT. Yes, northern CT!! Since I’m feeling a bit tired, I’m going to let the gorgeous flowers do the talkin’.
I wish I could have captured the gorgeous vibrant turquoise color of this flower to show you:
This plant is a succulent called “Living Stones“:
Peter picked up a number of plants, greatly increasing our ever-growing collection. I chose a couple of unusual plants for myself because, well, I couldn’t resist.
The plant in front is a goji berry plant and the one in back is a Buddha’s hand. I don’t expect fruit from these plants for a long time, but I’ll enjoy the leafiness until then 🙂
On another note: thanks to all of you who gave me suggestions for sleeping better! Reading each and every one of your comments put a HUGE smile on my face. I have such wonderful bloggie (and non-bloggie!) friends. Your comments mean so much to me. 🙂 I’m going to compile all your suggestions into a tab at the top menu bar so that I can try them (and so you can try them, too!).
I was talking to my dear friend Amy yesterday, and she suggested that I stop all work and computer, etc. for at least 1/2 hour before bedtime (just like some of you guys suggested), and I think that’s a great idea. I didn’t mention in my last post that I typically work right up until bedtime so that I can finish all the work I need to finish. Since now I realize that working until bed is NOT a good thing, I’ll need to find another way to get everything done. Oh well, only a few more weeks of full-time school! 🙂
I’m also going to try cutting out caffeine completely for a while (some of you suggested that caffeine may be a problem). For years, I let nary a drop of coffee cross my lips … until last Fall, when I started my new dietetics program. The program’s work is not hard, but my daily commute time nearly tripled with the move to a new school. Since I’m confessing things all over the place, I might as well confess this little fact: I hate driving. I find it to be a waste of time, sitting on my bottom for hours just to get from place to place. So, I started drinking coffee in the mornings to keep myself happy on the commute to and from school. But, having lived for years and years without coffee, I’m interested to see if going back to a coffee-free state will help the sleeping.
I think it’s time to sign off the computer to have my 1/2 hour of unplugged relaxation before bed! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! I’ll see you all for Sunday Salmon!! 🙂
Q: Do you grow plants? What kind of plants do you have?