28 July 2012


I'm tired of all these cloudy overcast days. I swear I hear my plants weeping out there somedays. But actually, recently they've been doing fairly well. A few weeks ago I thought I had a pest problem, leaf-hoppers or something, and covered all plants with this insect killing spray. Ended up burning the sh*t out of them. Leaves crinkling up, turning brown, falling off. I seriously thought I had single-handedly killed off our entire garden. T__T But everyone has recovered since then, expect for the dill. Just had to throw that poor thing out. That thing was going downhill even before the spray. I don't know why.

Our very first cherry tomato finally ripened and we ate it last night! I felt weirdly proud as I held it in my hand, like it was a gold coin or somethin'. It was very tasty too. :)

Still on the plant

Tadaa! Ready to eat

The graphic design contractor job has been going well so far. I really do find that I enjoy it more and more. And the retail job...well, it is what it is. But that's how one feels between a job, and a career. I'm definitely gaining more experience for my resume, gaining some good material for my portfolio, and not to mention it's not bad money either! Hub thinks that this month will be the first in a long while that we'll end up saving money. I just hope it keeps going, that the boss likes me & thinks I'm worth keeping around! It may turn into my being employed, but I don't want to pine away on that too much. I get nervous when things are going well! I can't help it. Every time I've started feeling positive about where a graphic design job was headed, it usually ended sometime afterwards! Hell, the last position I had in Chantilly only lasted a month.

But everything seems to be in a state of growth lately - earning money at both my jobs, the garden starting to produce things finally, everything lush. It feels like the huge "thunderstorm" with rain, wind, and basketball-sized hail, that TK and I have been sitting under for about 2-3 years is starting to move away. I hope so.

On some other good news, the dude who hit us a week-and-a-half ago's insurance company called us the other day, and have accepted liability. So they'll be paying for the repairs to our f*cked up door, and a rental car, etc etc. So I'm taking the car into the auto body shop on Monday for an estimate. It can't be as much as the repair cost of the last accident it was in, with me in Virginia! Where I was hit from behind at about 30mph by an SUV, and then subsequently hit a 4-door in front of me. Completely punched in our trunk door. I think those repairs totaled about $3,000. Bleh. Good thing I didn't have to pay for it. So, we can finally get this door fixed so that it doesn't rain into the car anymore. Thumbs up.

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