The Joys of Having Foliage in Your Home

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I am quite sure not that many people have the patience, time, or the love, for keeping plants in the home. Since I have time on my hands, and I do love greenery, I have a number of plants inside my home. Now, these plants are not just inside my house for the mere beautification of the place. These are there for my enjoyment, as well as for fresh air.

Yes, plants do bring me a lot of pleasure when I see them around my house, and the clean air is just a bonus. You can see plants in my bathroom, beside my chaise lounge, in the corner of a room beside the couch and even in my bedroom. My plants are everywhere.

Of course, having plants in your home is no walk in the park. There is a good reason why a lot of people opt to have plastic and fake plants inside their homes instead of real ones. The reason? Maintenance. In order for you to keep your plants looking as good as the day you first brought them into your home, you need to maintain these to keep them green, lush and healthy. In order for you to do that, there are a number of important things that you need to do every week and every day.

For starters, you need to water your plants daily. This can be very messy if you do not watch what you are doing since over watering your plants will only create mud and muddy water, which can dirty up your floor. Your plant can only drink so much, so be careful about how much water you give it daily. Just put in enough to dampen the soil it is in and you are good to go.

Another thing you need to remember is to give these plants sunlight. Now, this is the tricky part and one of the main reasons people do not love having greenery in their homes. If you do not have a large enough window where the sun streams through daily, then you will definitely need to lug each plant outdoor for a few hours a few times every week to give it its dose of sunlight. It could be an additional beauty in If you do have a window (or windows, for that matter) that let the sunlight in, then by all means, simply line up your plants in front of this window to soak up the sun.

While this may seem rather labor intensive, you will thank me for this suggestion. Plants will liven your place up, give you fresh air, and make you feel refreshed just by the sight of them.

How Did I Live Without Online Shopping in the Past?

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This question keeps popping up every time I receive my delivered items at home. What did I ever do without online shopping? How did I ever survive without having the convenience of buying stuff online?

Okay, I admit, at my age (I am a retiree), you might think that this is an exaggeration – that those who cannot survive without these technological wonders (smartphones, tablets, GPS in cars, and the like) are those who were born into a world where these already existed. I was born way before any of these gadgets were even conceptualized, and have survived not having cable TV, the internet, or even FM radio when I was young. So, you might ask, why am I saying that I won’t survive nowadays without online shopping and home delivery?

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Is a Childless Life Boring? I Think Not.

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When I first got married, people could not stop badgering me about having babies and hearing the pitter-patter of little feet around the house. When years went by and we did not get a visit from the stork, we went to a doctor to ask why. We found out that I could not conceive, that my uterus was abnormally shaped, making it virtually impossible for me to have kids.

Last month, I retired from work. People started asking me what I would do with all my free time. I simply smiled, and laughed inwardly at how close-minded some people can be. I love my friends, and am thankful for their concern, but I do know what to do with the free time I have, and I have been looking forward to retirement to be able to do all of these things whenever I want.

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Convenience of Buying Quality Living Room Furniture Online

sofaMy husband has been at my neck to buy a new sofa for our living room, and I admit, I have been dragging my heels about it. Who would want to go to a store selling living room furniture, choose a sofa, lug the heavy piece of furniture home, and drag it into the living room on their own? Sure, we can have it delivered, you say, but this usually comes at an extra cost. The umpteenth time my husband “reminded” me about this, I was on my computer. I then decided to check websites for the kind of sofa we should get.

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Time on My Hands After My Retirement? Not Really.

housePeople sometimes believe that when you retire, you have time on your hands and you don’t have much to do. I don’t know about other retirees, but for me, that is so far from the truth. I have quite a lot of things to do to occupy my time.

What do I do with the time that I used to spend on work? A lot, actually. I have quite a few hobbies, and these include “window shopping” online. I have also taken to redecorating and renovating the rooms of our home. I feel that most of what we have is outdated, and we are in need of a major redo of our home. That is why I have started selling some of the old stuff that we have (and throwing some of them away as well) to make room for the new, and better items that I have bought for the house.

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Growing Old and the Conveniences of the Internet

internetMy kids have moved out, I am retired, and these days, if you do not have any of the gadgets that people say help make life easier, you won’t get much done. Gone are the times when shopping simply meant going to the store in a car, and choosing from the merchandise that you see there, and taking these home with you (after paying for it, of course). Gone also are the times when you did not know everything, and was not expected to know everything.

Now, everything is on the internet. All you need to live a comfortable, informed life is a computer and an internet connection.

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