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Wednesday winding down already!

     My streptocarpus I've been keeping at work since last fall has been balky. So later this spring I started threatening it that if it didn't bloom by June 1st, I would throw it out on the street. Behold, June 1st! My coworkers are amused that my 'threats' actually worked! ;)

     Corey brought in a bunch of change from his trip before getting it converted back to American currency at the bank. So it was neat to see an assortment of British money, and Euros as well in various denominations, which I don't think I've seen before. (Corey's tale of ransacking London in a vain search for Turkish Delight, only to find it when he got back to Paris, was funny as well.)

     Pleased with how things are going with my birthday project. I've been e-mailing progress images to work for the last week or so, then I can look at it during the day and decide what needs tweaking or redoing. I should try that strategy more often! (Though now it's come far enough I'm probably just spending too much time drooling. ;)

     A treat this morning in the form of a ruckus of birdsong--robins and house wrens, mostly. It was nice to just lie there and take it in...not like I can really sleep well past 4:30 am and it getting light anyway. So it's nice to get 'serenaded'!
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On June 3rd, 2010 05:53 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
Well, I've heard before that music and talking to your plants is supposed to help them. It seems that threats also work! Lovely to see it blossoming.

Have you ever seen Australian money? It's quite colourful compared to many other places in the world. And the notes are plastic--very handy when you forget to take it out of the pockets of the dirty laundry.

Lovely to hear about the progress on the birthday picture as well. Is the sidebar of this journal new? It's gorgeous to see two very lovely characters enjoying a book together.
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On June 3rd, 2010 11:18 am (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
My odd habit is blowing on it when I check up on it/water it--a little boost of carbon dioxide. It certainly doesn't get much music at work!

Plastic sounds nice! I may have seen pictures of your currency, but certainly never handled it.

Thanks! I put that up June 1st for the summer. =)
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On June 3rd, 2010 07:10 am (UTC), topercolate commented:
Birdsong is probably what I love the most about summer, though we have not had too much of it since relocating to the busier end of town. And that is a gorgeous plant, by the way.

Having a pocketful of foreign coins always makes having to deal with the end of a vacation easier for me. ;)

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On June 3rd, 2010 11:22 am (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Aw, bummer. My mom misses not hearing as much as well.
Thanks! Always nice to get a little color in the workplace.
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On June 3rd, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC), diapers4three commented:
Ha!
It would seem that Someone got a good laugh making that flower bloom "on-time". =) Absolutely gorgeous!!
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On June 3rd, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Re: Ha!
Yes, indeed! =)
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On June 5th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC), brezzydal commented:
The flower is beautiful. It was worth the wait. Your plants are
doing wonderful this year.

Did not David bring back Turkish Delight when he was in England.
I remember being it tasting bad.
Glad your birthday picture is going well. I am looking forward to
seeing it.
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On June 5th, 2010 01:06 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
I really like the flowers on that one--probably my favorite. My streps are happy, but only one of my african violets is blooming right now.

David certainly did, but Corey was only in England one night. It seems like something they carry more of around Christmastime.

Thanks!