more orchids!

26 Jan

My babies are getting so big! I just had to share some recent shots of my little Cattleya, and my Zygo from last year’s Nutmeg Orchid Society show – which I bought with two spikes that both withered before they bloomed 😦 The wait was worth it though, I got some gorgeous and fragrant blooms this time around!

Here’s the zygo:

zygo flower

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what’s another way to say “news”?

15 May

I finally sat down and installed the new hard drive in my laptop, and I don’t know why I was putting it off for so long! It took me longer to reinstall the OS than it did to swap out the drives, even with all the tiny little screws. The external enclosure I ordered came yesterday…only for me to find out I had ordered the wrong one. D’oh! So back to newegg it went and I borrowed one from a friend. Only to find out that it’s a hardware issue on the dead drive, which means taking it to a data recovery place and spending lots of money to get all my info back – super bummer.
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a quick update

17 Mar

Well, I still haven’t fixed my laptop. I’ve kind of been putting it off since I’m nervous about having lost all the data on the fried hard drive. I’m also worried that it’s more than the hd and I’ll have to replace the whole machine, which I’m not really in a position to do right now. Lucky for me, I’ve got my work machine!

It’s finally starting to feel like spring around here! Warm and sunny today with more of the same tomorrow. I feel like I’m coming out of hibernation; I’m starting to get the creation bug again. I haven’t been beading lately, too many other interests took over this winter, not to mention that I didn’t really have a dedicated workspace. That is, until Jack took the liberty of making me on in our home office! He set up my old kitchen table since it’s been sitting in the basement since we moved; I’m really happy to see it back in use! I do have some new beads and some new ideas I’m anxious to try out, so look out for new stuff in the coming weeks.

I’m going to an orchid show this weekend! Have I mentioned I love orchids? I’ve got quite a collection going in my cube at work. I’m looking forward to finding some new types of orchids that you can’t find at the local garden store. I’m also really looking forward to the lectures they’re having as I’m sort of new to orchid growing. Maybe one day I’ll have a beautiful greenhouse full of all kinds of species!

Wishing everyone well out there in internetland. If you haven’t already, please take a moment to donate to the red cross for Japan relief.

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