For Christian’s birthday I enlisted a nursery owner to help me make a small terrarium. It has so far beaten the odds in our house and survived, even though I take care of it to some extent.
What it is also doing is sprouting teeny mushrooms, non stop.
The first one I spotted made me run to Christian – terrarium in hand – and point excitedly while repeating ‘Look look look look look!’ A perfect miniature little mushroom!
Christian on the other hand wasn’t that excited and said ‘Get rid of it’. Why?!! Because if you don’t mushrooms will take over the whole thing.
With a heavy heart I uprooted it with a little spoon, marvelling at how ‘mushroomy’ it smelt before throwing it away. I did have a second’s hesitation and thought I could maybe eat it. The look on Christian’s face quickly let me know what he thought of that idea.
Since then, we can’t get a break. Mini mushrooms just keep on appearing and appearing – and they all get the little spoon treatment – but that doesn’t stop ‘em.
What’s worse, the latest two have started to band together. I am giving them one more day to unfold their plan. After that, they’ll have to say hello to my little spoon.
You know the days you have so much work to do, and you wake up with a nasty, nasty headache? Hello, Thursday.
Maybe I should do like Mira and have a snooze in the sun. Oh wait, there’s not really any sun either. Crap.
We are moving! Not too far: 10 floors up. I know: it’s missing the whole changing neighbourhood aspect of moving, but we’re really happy.
To help me visualise and play around with possible furniture placement, Christian made me this floor plan, complete with small cut outs (to size) of all our furniture.
Me: Mira, how did you get in there? You’re not really supposed to be back here.
Mira: (puppy eyes) ……
Right corner of my desk:
- Some mess
- My teapot, which is a recent birthday gift (and yes, I didn’t understand the pink and white pompom thing was a tea cosie and I was going to try it on my head)
- A French flag
Christian offered to put LEDs in our kitchen cupboards to create a ‘pot disco’.
I think we will also need one of these.
We just bought a fire blanket. I feel safer already.
Birthday flowers from my mother-in-law. They match my knitting bag!
Yes, I have a knitting bag.