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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Will Viola make it?

Shoot, 32 and I still haven't learned to control myself. One thing that I have never learned was how to leave well enough alone. You know, it's well and good to want to improve things, but why do I always seem to choose a needlessly extravagant "improvement" that many times seems to worsen the situation?? I have no idea. You guys have all been in my shoes before. I know it can't just be me.

Today, I thought that Viola looked a bit soil-deficient. (Yes, yes, I know I haven't updated her photos since last September.) So, instead of just adding some soil to the top of her pot like a normal person would do, I decide to re-pot her and give her a brand new set of soil. Well, little did I know that her roots had woven through all of the existing soil, so it was next to impossible for me to get rid of the old soil so that I could give her new soil. In the end, I just added a little bit of new soil to the sides of the pot and the top of the pot (like I should have done in the first place). But now, I'm not sure if the old girl is going to live through all that rummaging through her roots.

You know, I had nothing but the best intentions for her. But, this isn't the only time this (i.e., screwing up when all I wanted to do was help) has happened to me. In fact, I usually have nothing but the best intentions whenever I set out to improve a situation. I really think that my rate of success is disproportionately low for the amount and degree of good intent I have. The world would be such a happier place if good intentions is all that was needed. Why, practically everything I do would be a hit. GAH--that totally sucks, people!!

8 comments:

Mr. Nonny Nu said...

again, the white van has arrived. come with us, don't make it like last time. -no, she doesn't need a shot, she'll be okay, just give me a minute.- come on now, nonny, everything is gonna be just fine...

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stillman said...

dude, when you repot you're supposed to increase pot size... sounds like viola's outgrowing her home.

this causes me to wonder what do you feed your little charges... your cat's megadump and viola's growth spurt are highly suspicious!

Nonny Nu said...

Stillman, everything around me thrives because of my sunny disposition.

I will try a larger pot. My little Viola, all grown up. (I've also started a Chia herb garden! More on that later...)

stillman said...

aha! Not basking in your glow for the past few months may explain my vitamin D deficiency!

Mr. Nonny Nu said...

how do you know you're vitamin d deficient? do you have little circuit lights on you that light up when something goes wrong?

*beep* need milk
*beep* need bear papas
*beep* vitamin d deficient

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Nonny Nu said...

Is the white van still there? Tell it to go away. We don't need it anymore.

*runs*
*hides*

stillman said...

I wish, Mr. NN. If that were reality, men would only need 4 lights: more food, more sleep, more electronic gadgets, and more [insert here].

Mr. Nonny Nu said...

and more [insert here].

horse power!

now where'd that little rabbit go?

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