Did some gardening yesterday! I'm not great at keeping plants alive but I'm hoping with practice I should get better. I had planted bulbs a few years ago, but then there was some pipe issues, and they had to dig up that area, then the bulbs were not at the depth they were suppose to be so they sprout really soon and get top heavy and fall over. Those...well, they will have to continue to do their thing. I was going to replant them this year at a deeper level, but they sprouted already! So I just moved them around. Will this kill them? I don't know. I also planted the plants my husband bought me in SEPTEMBER. They've been living in the house and I was waiting until the house was done being painted, but the bulbs (yes, more bulbs. The other ones keep coming back so why not more?) I bought from Costco started sprouting in the bag so couldn't wait any longer! I also planted the aloe plant my roommate left behind. Will it survive? It has so far being neglected for so long...
Today we are having a Super Bowl Party! Er, rather, a Superb Owl Party (Steven Colbert fans anyone?) and I honestly didn't think it was going to be a thing, cause Neil invites people every year and everyone is always busy and only Kris comes. BUT NOT THIS YEAR. So of course the one time I'm like, whatever, it's your party, I'm not going to fuss with it, we have an actual party. AND YOU KNOW ME I LIKE TO THEME THINGS IF I HAVE THE CHANCE. So I got bummed that I had only a week to try to figure something out, because I honestly really like the planning stage. And strangely, I had some owl shaped mason jars already. My brother was kind enough to take me to Party City before we got dirt for my garden, so I was able to get a couple items: a banner, and a little bingo game to play during the commercials. My bingo prizes make no sense, just candy and candles, ha. Neil was like, how is that owl or football related? IT ISN'T, OKAY. I also made two batch cocktails, a blue one and a red one to represent the teams. Their colors were hard to work with because it had to be with items I had at home already because I was just going to make a clementine cocktail (cuties are in season) but Neil was like, but neither team is orange (but it matches my owls)! Gah. I think has gotten use to my theming ;)
NEIL HELPED ME CLEAN FOR THE PARTY. Like, he vacuumed the STAIRS AND UPSTAIRS HALLWAY. He had to strip down to his chonies because that is fairly labor intensive, but that's just an added bonus, ha :) He's been helping out a lot more. I hate to ask him to help with chores because he does all the driving, which is stressful during commute hours, and his job is more stressful (lawyers can be... a bit tense. Neil's review was the same as every year, he is awesome except dealing with frustrated people. Neil will give it right back to them. They tell him to stop acting annoyed when people come to him for IT problems and he said then stop asking him stupid questions. Have I mentioned what my husband does??? As I'm typing this I feel like I really haven't) and he deals with a lot of the grown up things like taxes, and phone calls, and bill paying. I'm a strong believer of dividing life up equally, and doing things that are your strong suite and your interest. So this means I kind of take 99% burden of household cleaning and yard-work... Except for lately! He's been mowing, breaking down the recycling, putting the bins out for trash and recycling... So romantic ;)