Life Lately – Arrangements, walks & etcetera

Succulent Arrangements
If you already didn’t know, I absolutely love succulents. I dropped by the Dollar Tree store a while back and came across these pots. Paired with my difficulty to prevent myself from impulsively purchasing items for the garden, I bought five pots. I finally had the time to sit down on the front porch and dabbled in flower, or rather, succulent arrangements!



I added cacti to the bottom arrangement but they are so difficult to work with, despite having the proper gloves on! The little chubby cacti on the top center is growing. It’s grown two little spots since I bought it last December and its spines are getting longer. I’m one proud mama!

Afternoon Walks & Food
The other day, Chris and I decided to go for an afternoon walk since the basketball games on TV were a bit of a drag. It’s currently the NBA Playoffs, so games are usually more exciting than regular season games, but this one didn’t seem interesting at all. I tracked the walk through my watch and we managed to walk 1.33 miles in 35 minutes. It’s not much but I’ve gained a few pounds this past year and I’m trying my best to shred them off. I love to hike but I hate the idea of exercising and this walk was more of an exercise than a hike, but hey, it’s something right?

We ended up stopping by Fins & Tails and Flame Broiler to buy some dinner and walked home. Chris refuses to eat raw fish, so poke was out of the question for him. Good thing, both food places were right next to each other.

Etcetera
A few months ago, I had written an entry about working with dementia, and how my chapter was ending in that workplace; however, months later, I find myself still in working with the dementia AND psych population. I do have more psych patients now. It gets crazy at times especially when everyone lines up for their meds and their voices sound louder than my own thoughts, but so far it’s been a fun experience. I am currently running on 8 hours sleep in the past 40 hours so I am drained.

The past few days, I noticed more than half of my Instagram feed post about the new unicorn frappuccino at Starbucks. Out of curiosity, I tried it this morning as I was headed to the Apple store. They had ran out of the blue syrup so my drink was less unicorn-y than everyone else’s. Truthfully, I didn’t like the drink. It was too sweet for me and I don’t quite understand the fad over unicorns or this drink – it’s sugar that’s displayed in pretty blue and pink swirls. Pretty sure I got diabetes after one sip.

I’m working four more days until I turn my vacation switch on and catch up on my sleep. Until then, keep on hustlin’, my dear readers.

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  • eenaaaaa i love your photo with chris <3 live happy, you both <3 i also loooovvveee succulents. i think they are pretty and easier to maintain. the red cacti is so cute and i love your arrangements!

    i can only imagine how difficult it is to arrange them D:

  • I love how you arranged your succulents in the pot! It's always cool to see the plants growing because they catch you by surprise XD. I've always wanted a terrarium but never found time to make one @___@. I've only exercised recently because I needed to maintain my body size. Once you get into it, it feels natural XD.

    I went to Fins or Tails last month! Their house sauce is pretty good!

    Even though you've been working hard lately, glad to hear that you're having a fun experience. At the end of the day, you're helping your patients for the better :).

    The unicorn frappuccino has been popping up everywhere lately! I've heard mixed stories about its flavor but haven't tried it myself. It looks a lot to commit to. At least it looks great on Instagram ;).

  • Ah I love succulents but I struggle to keep them alive. I've killed every single one that I've had by watering too much lol. Maybe one of these days I will attempt to get one again. I've been seeing so much drama about the unicorn frap, seriously it's just as bad as all of the other fraps. I haven't tried it but it's good to know that it's not that good πŸ˜›

  • Love those succulents, I actually want to try arranging and collecting some but I'm afraid I won't be able to manage them well. I've been seeing that unicorn drink as well but I'm not sure if we already have that here in the Philippines, tho no plan (yet) on trying that if it comes here haha! Hope you can finally relax and have more free time on your vacation! πŸ™‚

    marielle was here

  • "Pretty sure I got diabetes after one sip" HAHA That totally convinces me now that that goddamned Unicorn drink is not worth trying. I am not a fan of sweet things, but sometimes curiosity gets the better of me. Marketing is really gross -like if you really think about it, it allows for people to willing consume things they have no idea the composition of merely because it's themed trendily.

  • Omg I love the succulents!! Yours are so colorful (mine are just green). I am obsessed with them, but they keep dying on me. Might have the New England Winter to blame for that… You and Chris are ADORABLE! And I've been curious about the Unicorn Drink too!

    Kim | Simply Lovebirds

  • so.. you are one of those people who tried unicorn frapp huh? nice! Unicorn frapp looks sweet, yeah. Not sure if I'm even willing to try it πŸ™ I'm glad you did though.

  • Exercise is grossssss. haha jk. I can never bring myself to exercise because the idea is so unappealing, but I always feel so much better after exercising! Hikes sound like a fun way to exercise though! As long as it's not in the gym, I'm all for it ;P // I think most people don't like how the unicorn frappe tastes, but people get it for the gram haha -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  • Those succulents are so cute! I have one and I'm on the verge of crying because I can see wilted leaves already! I don't know how to properly take care of them. Though I followed the instructions written on its tag. LOL. I don't know where I went wrong HAHAHA

    And I heard negative reviews about the Starbucks unicorn drink too. I got attracted with its pretty colors but it never came to a point that I wanted to buy one. Good thing I've read reviews about it already. HAHA

    xo, Wandering Ella

  • Those succulents look really nice, you’re really good at putting them together! I also can’t help myself when it comes to plants hahaha & how can someone not like raw fish! I wish there were poke bowl places around near where I am & as for that unicorn drink, it looks sickly sweet just from the colour haha I guess people like them because they can take pretty photos? Thanks for sharing!

    TFM BLOG

  • I LOVE YOUR SUCCULENTS! AND THAT CHUBBY CACTUS. I'm no green thumb so I am in awe at how you keep these lovelies thriving. Good job!
    I also don't get much exercise these days except walking but they're very effective!
    My IG feed was also full of those unicorn drinks but the funny thing is, my Facebook feed was full of articles about how baristas hate making that drink lmao.

    xo, Gillan