Daily Prompt: Shelf

Today’s one-word prompt: shelf  was the motivation that I needed to assemble my mini-indoor green house that I purchased on the spur of the moment on Monday. It was reduced by 50% and at $34.99 it seemed like a good investment and a way to start seedlings indoors instead of buying them at the local market.

This will be a gren house in a few minutes.

This will be a green house in a few minutes.

After bringing it home I put it on a shelf in the garage to avoid clutter in the cabin. After all who needs more clutter? Then again what is the point of getting a greenhouse if I am not going to assemble and use it?

It only took about ten minutes to assemble the parts and it is much sturdier than I expected. The most difficult part is putting the plastic cover on because it needs to be snug and you have to be careful not to tear or damage it.

The seeds, soil, bedding trays and pots are on the shelves waiting the arrival of spring on the 19th, two days earlier than normal.  Then, I can start my seedlings and begin the countdown to summer.

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Daily Prompt: The Zone

While sitting in my cubicle with limited challenging tasks to occupy my mind and keep me busy I often put on my headphones and ease into my private zone in my cubicle. This allows me to drown out the senseless chatter happening in the world surrounding my space. I enter a zone where I can escape the continuous sound of broken English as colleagues and students discuss homework, attendance or quiz scores.

Alone in my zone, without office distractions and rare interruptions, I plan my summer vacation, apply for jobs, read blogs, make comments of the latest news on the CBC, listen to music, surf the Internet for entertainment and think about life outside my cubicle.  Some days I take a stab at the daily prompt at the Daily Post. Writing this makes me realize how lucky I am to have a job where I can relax in my own little zone and do whatever I want and be paid to do this. Most days move by quickly and my zone time comes to an end and I mark another day off the calendar before leaving my cubicle.