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Can you guys believe how fast October went by? I can’t believe it’s now November and we’re down to the last two months of this year. I am still working from home and would most likely be doing so even until early next year or until there’s a vaccine for COVID-19. It will all depend really on the company I work for but I personally would prefer to be working from home until that virus is gone. On top of living through a pandemic, it’s now La Niña in the country. In fact as I write this, it is gloomy and windy outside with some scattered rains. It’s also quiet in the neighborhood. We’re bracing for Typhoon Rolly that’s predicted to arrive in Metro Manila tonight. Hopefully it’ll pass through quickly without much damage to properties and no casualties.
Anyway, now that October has ended, it’s time to share again how my month had been which is something I started doing last month.
1. Had a Halloween virtual party with my friends from work
We planned this virtual get together last month where we all agreed to buy gifts for a lucky someone from the group (electronically picked thanks to Drawnames). No wish list were made. The idea was to buy presents that we think describes the person. I had enjoyed shopping for gifts for my friend, Fate!
I bought her a plant fertilizer from The Plant Lola because she is also a plant lover, drip coffee from Tara Kape MNL because she loves, loves, loves coffee and lip serum from Marta’s Handmade because she’s so kikay! I’m glad she loved my presents as much as I loved curating my gifts for her. Even put it in a Tommy Hilfiger paper bag because they said it ought to be IG worthy! Thank you Ryan for the paper bag!😆
2. Planted vegetable seeds in the garden
So we have this spacious garden area in our house which have quite a number of plants in it. It used to be full of vegetables, flowers and trees but for some reason the people in our house stopped planting those. Well, I got inspired to grow back vegetables in our garden since attending this virtual seminar we held for one of our clients wherein one of the speakers talked and showed off her thriving garden full of plants for decor and various vegetables which she and her family now use not only for cooking food at home but also for their restaurant. I mean, that is amazing! She’s living a sustainable lifestyle by growing her own produce!
I bought these seeds and I planted them in our backyard. I thought I’d start with just three for now since I’m just getting my feet wet. Eventually, I will plant more vegetables in our garden. They’re growing nicely so far. I post updates on Instagram and Twitter so follow me there if you want to see updates on my plants!
3. Health update: fibroids seem to be on a slow growth
Whew! I’m not totally out of the woods because it is there. I just have to take better care of me. Continue to eat healthier (more greens!), exercise and to hopefully further help slow down the growth, I bought this turmeric supplement which I drink in the morning on an empty stomach. Did you know that turmeric is anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant? These are just a couple of its health benefits.
4. Got another new plant
Yes! Another one. I’m really embracing the #Plantita life. I wasn’t initially planning to buy just yet – what with all the plants I want to buy – but it was less than a Php100 and pretty so I bought two already!