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Life and Mozzarella

I wolfed down four slices of mozzarella-rich pizza just now. I love how mozzarella feels like sticky, gooey bubble gum in my mouth.

Photo by Fatima Akram on Unsplash

It is life’s simple pleasures that help us realize: that we should live in the moment. The sheer bliss of pizza between my teeth made me cherish the moment for what it was, yummy and cheesy. For one brief moment, I let go of all my worries. I stopped thinking of the mistakes I made earlier today; and abandoned all my fears about tomorrow’s things to do.

If you think about it: all we have is the here and now. Yesterday has already passed, so there’s nothing more we can do about it. Tomorrow has yet to happen, so it’s also an exercise in futility to keep thinking about it. If we let the present moment pass, it’ll be gone forever. So we should make the most of NOW because that’s all we’ve got.

Maybe I should have pizza more often.

(Written by a friend 11 years ago. Updated)

Three Useful Tips in Maintaining a Mini Garden

Maintaining a garden is never an easy task, and it needs a lot of patience to grow one.

Here are simple tips you might find helpful in maintaining a garden. 

1. Water only when the top 2 inches of the soil is dry. Do not overwater.

Plants don’t need daily watering. You would know it needs watering when the soil is dry. Overwatering can cause the root to rot or shiver if it gets too little.

Getting enough water is the secret to growing healthy plants. Hobbyists suggest deep watering (but less frequently) as it allows the water to seep beneath the roots. Doing so encourages the roots to grow downward. Water until water comes out of the drainage holes.

For watering tools, a kettle sprinkler and garden hose are your options. If you prefer a hose, consider the length, diameter for water flow, and strength for water pressure. You may need a water hose reel to protect the life of your hoses from sun exposure and other outdoor elements.

Choose high quality hose reels worth the price. A water reel help prevents you from tripping or mowing over it. You can choose those that mount to a wall or a portable one.

2. Never put plants in full direct sunlight.

Not all plants thrive when exposed to sunlight the whole day. Some plants grow best when they receive direct sunlight on covered areas of the garden. Aroid plants, such as philodendron, monstera, and aglaonema, thrive indoors or in shaded areas. My son grows similar plants in a makeshift plant shade.

Aroid plants and ferns have not evolved to handle the harsh rays of direct sunlight, so they prefer medium light conditions.

Plant shade

Nonetheless, too much exposure to sunlight cause the plant to wither. They get a sunburn, too. Leaves get blotchy, wrinkled, scaly, or crispy.

3. Make sure the pot has drainage.

Before repotting or propagating your plants, make sure the pots have enough drainage holes in them.

Drainage holes allow excess water to seep out of pots after watering, ensuring that water does not pool at the base. The holes help to protect sensitive roots from rotting and acquiring fungus and bacteria.

There are plenty of things to learn in setting up your first garden.
As you grow your first set of plants, help it reach its full potential by keeping up with the garden routine.

 

Unique Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Your Wife

Valentine’s Day is the time for couples to get together and celebrate their love for each other. Most partners see each other nearly every day but, Valentine’s Day gives people the excuse to show their affections more.

Here are three unique gift suggestions to show how you appreciate your wife on this special occasion.

Body Shaper

Most of the time, people think giving undergarments to their wives is unimportant, but the truth is it spices up the relationships, and women find the gesture thoughtful and sexy, too.

Besides the aesthetic appeal body shapers provide to women, such as slimming the midsection and lifting the buttock, it also helps in improving the posture.

Body shapers can contribute to a healthier body image and lifestyle, which in turn can supplement your long-term slimming goals.

Body shapers are available at www.lover-beauty.com.

Waist Trainer

Some personal stuff like undergarments is not a common gift item for the wives. Try giving her a waist trainer on Valentine’s Day.

The waist trainer is suitable for all body types and fit for women who are in weight loss, running, daily gym activity, and yoga. It is also fit for women who have just given birth or recovering from a medical procedure. What is best is you can wear it in going to the office, and at weddings.

A waist trainer wholesale wrap around your waist burns extra calories and slims down the midsection during workouts. You won’t feel like wearing one as you tackle household chores.

Sportswear

More women now are into fitness and exercise. If your wife is fit to engage in workouts, you can give her an exercise starter set. The gift set may include the following: fitness gear from wholesale sportswear, a pair of trainer shoes, a yoga mat, dumbbells, skipping rope, etc.

This type of sportswear provides comfort because the textile is soft, quick-drying, and skin-friendly. It gives the style that you look for without compromising your movement.

Pick a stylish fitness outfit to motivate your wife to start her exercise regimen. Make her feel extra special. Remember that a happy wife is a happy life.