Recently, Iâ€™ve developed a new life strategy.
Itâ€™s founded upon this irrefutable fact: Pretty much, all vegetation in my care comes to a tragic demise eventually, with the possible exception of cacti. And with the definite exception of weeds.
Iâ€™m not really sure why, but it just seems to be my fate. Or actually the fate of my vegetation, more appropriately and most unfortunately.
Just donâ€™t hold my shortcomings against the vegetation.
In an entirely unrelated development, we removed the icky pet-stained carpet from our lives forever last week, and now the â€œbowels of the houseâ€ feel clean for the first time since weâ€™ve moved in. Notice the brilliant coastal-themed decorating that I spent hours researching and designing, scouring consignment shops and traveling to High Point, NC and various French coastal locations to create? Surely all the top coastal design firms will shortly be knocking on my door, asking me for tips on how to create a similar look in their clientsâ€™ beachfront mansions. No, seriously, at some point, there may be a further plan for this room that will include more than just the obvious repainting that is necessary, but for now, I am happy with the results and consider wood laminate flooring to be one of the top five man-made wonders of the world.