Tuesday, February 1, 2011

January's Goals

 At the beginning of the month I set some January goals.

January Goals:

Hang the gallery wall.  Nope. In fact this is what the television wall looks like right now. 
We hooked up the surround sound system upstairs so we could have the PS2 and the Wii hooked up at the same time and now the optical cable isn't flexible enough to remount the t.v. flush to the wall. Um.... Boo.
Hang art in the bedroom. It's been sitting on the dresser for 4 months now...  Yay!
Make a new coffee table/ottoman for the living room. Um, no. Not even close.
Make the leopard pillows I talked about last month. Nope.

 Eh, I didn't do so great.

 Oh and it only took me three weeks to kill our new plant friend.

 It doesn't look as bad in these pics as in real life, but it's totally and completely dead and I have no idea how. I followed the directions exactly. Meh.

On the positive side, our Paperwhites bloomed.
And boy, are they lovely.
BUT, they smell like ass. Seriously. The Mr. says they smell like manure, but manure smells like cookies compared to these. I would rather my entire house smelled like a farm in the heat of summer than these flowers...  Ugh. They are disgusting. Repugnant. Blech.

How are your 2011 goals coming along so far?

11 comments:

Shannon said...

The paperwhites are gorg. Although thank god they've bloomed bc I despise unbloomed pw's, they look creepy. Not just yours, all of them.

Comeca Jones said...

Usually I try to leave cute responses to cute pictures of flowers on blogs but you have my sides hurtin from laughter!!!!They smell like what! lol

Kristina P. said...

I'm sure it would have taken me only one week!

KT @ KT's Refinishing School said...

I'm sort of notorious for setting goals and never making them so this year I tried to keep it simple:

http://ktrefinishingschool.blogspot.com/2011/01/resolutions.html

So far I haven't done so great at the exercise more, but I've progress regarding engage more/enjoy more

Here's to accomplishing more of our goals in February :)

Ashly@Moon Walk said...

Hmmm. Sorry about the plant. I kill everything I touch too. Maybe you can push some of this stuff into February and see how you do!

Megan said...

I have trouble keeping plants alive too. I have a mission though that I will learn how to take care of them properly. Right now I have a small ivy in a glass container and it's doing ok. Not great, but ok. It's still green. I actually have the best luck with live plants when they are in my frog tank but the pump broke and that made 'em all die (the plants, not frogs). Maybe it's all about moisture?! My little cacti are doing well and it's going on three years for those babies. We just won't mention the 10+ cacti that we killed as we tried to winter them over in our basement...

Megan said...

I have trouble keeping plants alive too. I have a mission though that I will learn how to take care of them properly. Right now I have a small ivy in a glass container and it's doing ok. Not great, but ok. It's still green. I actually have the best luck with live plants when they are in my frog tank but the pump broke and that made 'em all die (the plants, not frogs). Maybe it's all about moisture?! My little cacti are doing well and it's going on three years for those babies. We just won't mention the 10+ cacti that we killed as we tried to winter them over in our basement...

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

That's why I have exactly one plant in my house - if I had to divide my attention up between multiples I have no doubt I'd kill them all. You're ahead of the game in my book :)

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

It's so true that paperwhites smell horrible. I love the look of them, but damn.... horrific

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Dude, the paperwhites are very strong scented. But I don't necessarily hate the smell. Glad yours finally bloomed!

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

You're too funny! Those paperwhites look really pretty. I'd look for some myself, but maybe not after hearing about how they smell?? That's unfortunate.