Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Other People's Incidents

I thought I'd had a rough end of the year (on a #FirstWorldProblems level). The day after Thanksgiving, I came down with a stomach bug and was sick for a few days.  A week or two later, I caught a cold that lingered and lingered and lingered on past Christmas. Then in mid-December, I injured one of my toes pretty badly and spent the next week limping.  *And* then my car had to go into the shop for some minor repairs.

I felt a wee bit sorry for myself.

But then I realized what had been happening to other people I knew.  Impatientchicken caught the same post-Thanksgiving stomach bug, then got strep throat right before Christmas...followed by my cold. And she's got a heavy workload at the office right now, so no time off for taking it easy. Another friend injured his foot, but he injured it badly enough to need to see an orthopedic doctor. And his car just got a flat tire.

So I suppose things could be worse, but I'm still going to complain about having to work on Martin Luther King, Jr Day and President's Day when most of our organization has the day off. After all, I don't have anything more interesting to talk about.

How about you?

In other news...I've killed another rosemary plant. That's the second one since early December. I don't know what I'm doing wrong! Any ideas?  It gets brown on one side--well, I guess, it's dead on that side. Then the brownness/death spreads to the other side until it's all dead. Helpful suggestions would be appreciated.


Deals On Wheels said...

Is the rosemary outside? Because sometimes the cold causes them to die back in winter. I thought I lost one last year, but it came back in the spring. Took awhile and I had to trim a bunch off, but it made it.

Also, they like it hot, dry and bright, so (if inside) put in a window and don't water too much. I find that rosemary is a great plant to ignore. It seems to thrive on lack of attention. It is like the great introvert of plants.

RR said...

It is not outside, alas. It was doing just fine until I brought it inside, which now that I think about it, might be part of the problem. Just this week I've started putting in the window during the day. I watered it, but I don't think it needed it. It may be suffering from root rot. *Sigh* I feel really sorry for it. Thanks for the tips! Maybe if I put the whole pot back outside, the plant will come back in the spring? Maybe?