Friday, May 25, 2007

Joining the "Three Things"

Three words I do not even entertain any thought about: afraid, hate, worry

Three things I love:
riding at a full gallop
bonding with the desert
forests with ferns

Three favorite smells:
forest after rain
linden blossoms
viburnum blossoms

Three things I don't understand:
people who hurt other people on purpose
people who need something to worry about

Three things on my desk (at work):
a new pot of plants
lucky bamboo
set of oils (cinnamon bears, silverado, tiger eye)

Three things I am doing right now:
preparing a tax law lesson
watching the clock turn to midnight
looking at everyone's blog

Three things I want to do before I die:
Raft the Grand Canyon
Retire from the IRS
Ride horse on a beach and/or volcano in Hawaii

Three things I can do:
Ride horses
Crochet cool rugs
Design awesome fragrance blends

Three things I can't do:
Resist chocolate jelly rings
Read music
Remember anything about the first four years of my life.

Three things I love listening to:
Any or all of my kids sing or perform
The soundtrack from Children of Dune
Karyn Grant sing "Time to Dance"

Three + things I would Like to learn:
Watercolor paint as well as Cowboy Bob oil paints
Vibrational attunement massage therapy.
To communicate with animals.
See all the colors of the auras.

Three favorite foods:
Grilled venison tenderloin
Key lime pie made with young coconut with a nut crust
Fresh raspberries

Three shows watched as a kid:
Hopalong Cassidy
The Hit Parade

Three things I regret:
Destroying some of my old journals
Losing track of old friends
Not having any photos of me pregnant or breastfeeding (discreet of course)

Three people who have passed on that I would like to have a conversation with:
Mary Magdalene
My grandpa "Pop"
Everett Ruess

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Orchid Story

Here are some photos of my "surprise" orchids. For those who have not heard the story. I bought a plant at Super Savers for $1.50. It had a nice piece of ivy and a broad leafed plant. it also had two dry looking sticks, that I didn't pay too much attention to. I watered it for about 2 weeks in a little corner of my cubicle at work. Then, I happened to see a little tag stuck in the dirt that described the type of orchid and the care they needed. I thought, they won't get that here. On a whim, I sprayed the sticks with my Field organizer spray (Rose and Orange Blossom hydrosols). That was on a Friday. By Monday, when I came back to work, there were about 13 fuschia colored buds. After about 10 days, they looked ready to blossom, so I brought the plant home to enjoy them here. They have begun blooming. I still haven't figured out how to take close ups with my camera as it doesn't have instructions.