Don’t you wish that when you woke up this morning you’d have found out that this whole Corona Virus thing was one big elaborate April Fools prank? I’d have been furious but relieved at the same time. But, alas, it is not a prank and we have to move along through this mad, crazy, scary world and just try to keep our sanity and our health intact.

What I have been watching are the amazing acts of kindness most people are exhibiting. And creativity! If social media hadn’t just fallen into the pit of ugliness during our current political climate, it has now risen like a phoenix to do what it was supposed to be about all along…a way for people to come together, to rekindle friendships and to meet new people. Stories are being read, music is being shared, games are being played, and praise for those risking their lives are being written about. It’s heartwarming and hopeful.

A little birthday arrangement I delivered on Friday. Flowers are from B-Side Farms.

Honestly, I don’t really have much to say about flowers today. After a busy March, April is looking quiet. I guess it’s the perfect time to get some projects done. So here’s my to do list. Maybe if I write them down I’ll actually get them done.

1. I was able to organize the new studio cabinets and drawers. Now I just need to get a weekend that is dry so I can empty the shed and reorganize. I also have to figure out how to store all the mossy sticks I’ve been collecting. Right now they are standing upright in buckets but that just collects water. I don’t care that they get wet I just don’t want them sitting in it. Any space saving ideas on how to store them?

2. I did just buy an adapter for my tripod that will allow me to hook up my phone. I’m gonna try a few videos! Hoping that will be something I can post for you to watch. My first attempt wasn’t great, but I’m going to keep practicing. Hopefully I’ll feel confident enough to post something soon.

3. I have a feeling that I’ll have to cancel my Mother’s Day Pop Up Shop since that would be just a week after we are taken off the sheltering in place requirements. So I’ll have to come up with a way to offer “safe” deliveries. Keep tuned for that!

4. Planting. I was to do some planting for both outdoor and indoor…hoping those will be for some shows later this year. Fingers crossed that the events still happen. I’ve been placing orders on line so that I’m not walking around the nurseries.

As always the brain is whirling on other possibilities. The main thing is to figure out what I can do that still moves projects forward instead of just procrastinating via planning or “planastinating” as I’m now dubbing it. Trust me Webster’s will be adding it to the dictionary in the near future!

So what are you doing to keep sane during this trying time? House projects? Games? Puzzles? Reading? I would love to hear from you.

Until next time, keep safe and be kind.

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May your day be filled with love, happiness, and flowers!

Welcome! Needing to find a new career path that was fulfilling and supported my creative side, I started Marmalade Sky Floral Design. My love for floral design started late in life and was quite by accident. Thinking a floral class would help with tablescapes that I love to create, I fell in love with the art and the people in the industry. I was taking interior design courses, but switched my focus after my first semester in the floral program. Now, I have started my own company, albeit part time, hoping to grow it into a full time career, all while working from my home. I have a deep love for my family & friends, tea parties, travel and of course flowers.

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