Category Archives: day-to-day life

I’m Kathleen, Killer of Indoor Plants

Oh Poor Begonia Rex. I remember the day I brought you home, so full and beautiful. Your colourful foliage made me very happy. I made sure to read up on how to care for you properly. Apparently though, I am … Continue reading

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Recipe: Chickpea and Couscous Salad

For the second day in a row, it has been crazy hot and with no A/C, my apartment hit 34C (93F) this afternoon. There was absolutely NO WAY that I was turning on the stove. Even the mere thought of … Continue reading

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Picture Post: What I’ve Been Up To

Lately I’m finding that I feel like I have nothing to write about. I still have some very bad days and since I’m having more good days, I find the bad days REALLY bad. But I’m persevering and I’m trying … Continue reading

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There is Hope

I’m getting there. I’m getting back to myself again. I feel my optimism returning, my zest for life. My energy levels are getting back to normal. Today I had an “a-ha!” moment, a conversation that really solidified my recovery. I … Continue reading

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Just a general update: Plants and a Lunch Date

Yesterday I went grocery shopping. But I didn’t just buy groceries. I poked around the grocery store’s Garden Centre first. And after getting my groceries, I went and bought a pretty peach Begonia hybrid and a flat of four portulaca. … Continue reading

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There is Definite Improvement

I am getting better. I can see the improvements with each passing day. I am now getting out of my apartment 3-4 days a week, instead of only once.  Yes I still feel anxious when I go out, but I … Continue reading

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Is it possible to be addicted to plants and gardening?

So I don’t have a big apartment, but I have discovered that it is really great for growing plants. I never used to be able to keep indoor plants alive. I used to tell my family and friends if they … Continue reading

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