I’m Not Dead, I’m Just Busy

So, when I decided to start an online yoga company I had no idea that it would take so much of my time. Really, it’s hard not to feel a little like a fake or a flake when I’m reminding people all day long that they have to carve out time for self-care and I can barely remember to wash the laundry and get out of bed on time. So, my apologies to all who used to read this blog. I never intended to take such a long break from blogging, but I have really been struggling to keep up with things.

Yesterday, however, I took a ‘break’ and got to some much needed and very  healthy for me gardening. A local friend was kind enough to raid – and I mean raid with a shovel wielding vengeance – her succulents which had overgrown their pots. I would like to say it was for her benefit, but I think I got the most out of it.

I’ve wanted to fill in the planting bed along my back fence with more plants for some time, but you’ve probably heard there is a drought in California and so planting anything that needed to be watered regularly was out of the question for me. I miss flowers, but if they’re not drought tolerant they can’t live here. So, I have a long bed of succulent babies under my palm trees.

Succulent bed!


These, a  few colorful rocks, and I should have a nice spread to enjoy in no time.

I also pulled up, separated, and replanted these flowers around the St. Francis statue. I don’t remember what they are called, so don’t ask me. They bloom about half of the year and I love them. They close up in the night time too so they’re shy that way.

Daisy-like flowers

I stuck all the succulents too small to plant into the pot so they could grow up. I stuck the branches that looked like they might be able to adapt and develop into something in there too because at that point is was tired and getting a little punchy. Seemed like the wrong thing to throw them into the green bin so I didn’t. I’ll report back if they do something interesting like not die.

Succulent starter garden

So, if you want to know how to run a tiny tech company, give me a call.

Need to know how to run a social media campaign 24 hours a day, answer email in your sleep, and handle a podcast interview from your parked car in the rain, I’m your girl.

Want to know how to work 10-hour days at one job, then spend the next 3 or 4 at home on your ‘side business’ while petting the kitties, cranking on the laundry and trying to eat something, let me know.

Now, we do have an interesting week coming up provided I survive the work week. We are taking another sailing course, and so we’ll be studying all evening. I will be frantically cramming, but my husband has been able to study like a proper student should – steadily and without any sense of frantic. We are taking the ASA 106 which is fancy labeling for a course that sounds like it could be wonderful fun or a terrifying death march. I’ll let you know soon. Since I’m a ride-along on this course and not the student taking the test (I opted out in the interest of time and my own sanity) I  have the unique opportunity to consider enjoying this trip. I shall be doing that with camera in hand. Right after I learn how to tie some more knots which I promise to do after a shower, a walk, and good lord could I have a short nap?



fourteenergirl Written by:

A mother, sister, wife, and daughter who writes, knits, hikes, and practices yoga on the west coast. Loves a zippy chardonnay or a tart margarita!

One Comment

  1. Ellen Lukasik
    May 18, 2015

    Good to hear from you. Glad you’e just busy. Enjoy your sail.


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