#WeekendCoffeeShare – Seedlings Starvation and Another Trip Planning

Good morning! Welcome to #WeekendCoffeeShare, thank you for joining me on this hopefully-better-than-yesterday spring morning.

The sky was incredibly cloudy and gloomy yesterday during my department’s fun quarterly activity, not to mention cold. The temperature only topped out in the mid-40’s-degree-Fahrenheit.

We went to play golf again. That was my third time at this place and each time I went to this place, the day was always cloudy and gloomy. It even rained afterwards, resulted in me using the in-case-of-emergency umbrella I keep in my car. Now, I’ll have to wait for it to dry before stuffing it back into the glove compartment.

I had fun at the event and even got better when my co-worker finally got me a set of kiddie golf clubs. The adult ones were much too long for me.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I found out this week I’ve been starving my seedlings. I joined an expert gardening group on Facebook. It’s a group that’s designed to help gardeners near where I live. I posted some pictures asking for advice on my pepper seedlings not growing and leaves curling and yellowing. It turned out the indoor water soluble fertilizer were simply too weak for the hungry pepper seedlings.

After getting the answer, I immediately fed them with a stronger chemical fertilizer. Hopefully in a week or so, I will see some results.

I fed the tomato seedlings the stronger fertilizer as well, crossing my fingers. 🤞

One good thing came out of this week – I got my first harvest of the season. It wasn’t a lot, just a few bunches of lettuce but still, it was a harvest.

Finally, if we were having coffee, I would tell you I have been keeping a secret since last Saturday and the more I think about it, the more anxious yet excited I get.

I’m going on a trip!

I’m heading across the Atlantic Ocean to the UK! It will be a new country for me to visit. The only other countries I’ve been are Canada and China.

I’ll be seeing England and Scotland – primarily London, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. Mom has been trying to convince me to go on the trip with her since the beginning of the year but I’ve been reluctant to say yes, even though she’s paying for the flight.

“There’s no one to do my work while I’m gone.” She thinks I’m being self-aggrandizing. I told my co-workers about it and they assured me I’m not. No one in the department would touch my job because the new system that was implemented in September 2021 made my job more complicated than the 5 years I’ve been with the company.

Last week, I finally said yes and agreed to go on the trip after dealing with a string of angry customers at work because their check payment got lost in the mail. Even though I know it’s not my fault as this wasn’t something in my control, reading all those email with such hurtful language made me angry as well as made me sad. It made me not want to work and made me feel burned out and exhausted.

It will be good, I think, to get away from work for a little while. It will allow me a change of scenery and time as well as effort to forget about those emails. Whatever happens at work, stays at work, I wish it was that easy.

The trip will begin the middle of May and runs all the way to the 25th. Mom wanted to go all the way to the 28th of May but I convinced her not to. It’s the end of the month. I will need all the time I can get to get month-end done. Besides, I don’t think I can be apart with my plants for one more day.

#weekendcoffeeshare is hosted by Natalie of Natalie the Explorer. I appreciate you stopping by. Until next we chat. 🙂

17 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Seedlings Starvation and Another Trip Planning

  1. You will love Edinburgh and Glasgow. Scotland is a bit like a fairy tale land. Just don’t be surprised when you figure out that they talk Chinese, or so it will seem, but you won’t understand a word they say. As for London, it’s a great city to explore. If you will visit Buckingham Palace, there is a park across from the castle where you can feed tame squirrels. I (not a royalist by any means) enjoyed it so much more than staring at a fence a building.

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    1. I’m looking forward to seeing the old-world architecture as I don’t get to see those often. I’m somewhat fascinated with architecture, having studied engineering in college.
      Haha, I’ve been watching YouTube videos about Scotland and it seems like they do have a weird accent but I think my ears will adjust.


  2. Cheering you on with your seedlings. I am so not a gardener (I am not allowed to even water the plants in our balcony garden) so I really applaud your perseverance!
    How exciting that your trip is coming up soon! We love the UK so I hope you will have a fabulous time with you Mom. Looking forward to seeing your trip highlights!

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    1. Thank you. I used to kill everything I touch, too, but I think once I learned what a plant likes and wants, I can take of it better.
      I’m looking forward to the trip as well and will be blogging daily.


    1. My mom has been talking about the trip since January but she never bought the plane ticket until two weeks ago. I told her, “the tickets won’t buy itself.” 😀 I can’t believe it’s so soon either.


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