I have never been successful at keeping a journal. I have tried on and off for most of my life but always seem to give up after a few entries. I started this blog as a more fun way to journal, but I never quite got into the journaling side of it. So here is my attempt at a weekly journal entry!

The majority of the week at work was consumed by inventorying. It was the task of me and my only lab coworker to document every item in the entire lab and the giant hoard in the basement. Thousands of test tubes, hundreds of hard to pronounce chemicals and one #10 stink skunk later, we were finally finished and close to hysterics. I continue to laugh every time I think of the #10 stink skunk. 

Just one of many strange things found in the hoard!

I once again got dragged along on a business meeting. This time just me and the boss. I surprised myself by not being an awkward weirdo and actually saying a few things of interest. 

Friday morning I was greeted by giant flood at work. The lab above ours sprung a leak and came through the hole in the ceiling. Spending an hour mopping the floor was a nice break from the inventory monotony. 

The 95 degree heat makes it hard to enjoy the outdoors. A bike ride was out of the question this week.

The squash borers have arrived in my veggie garden. So far I have been winning the war against them.

Saturday we hit the clearance plant jackpot at Lowes and came home with these bad boys.

All in all, not a bad week.

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  1. When I first started blogging I used it as more of a journal than anything else… but somewhere along the line I got out of that. I'd like to get back to it, somewhat. It's hard finding a balance of what is worth posting about and will interest readers. I know my readers come for the cats and the baked goods! But when I post about other things, people seem less interested…

  2. Glad to see you give another go to journaling. It is a great way to document your life and process the happenings. So i wondered what the “things of interest” were that you discussed with your boss?
    And what is the deal with leaky water everywhere! ?

  3. Thanks so much for your comment, it means a lot!
    That inventory job sounds interesting – if the coworker you had to do it with was nice I guess it was quite a laugh!

    Have a fantastic day,

  4. Oh man, doing inventory is the pits, especially when you only have one helper. I hope the job went by quickly, it sounds like you guys had a lot to do! And good luck with the journaling, I'm pretty much same way – do a few pages and then that's it!

  5. Discounted plants for the win! I am so glad that we don't do inventory at the lab here, saying that, if we did maybe someone would order all the stuff we never seem to have yet need. For now we just store the chemicals that appear to be from the 1980's and are all in German!

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