Another perfect spring day. Finally planted the three coral bell plants that had been surviving in black plastic pots for over six months. Poor things were so root bound. Hopefully they will survive being transplanted in the ground. Tomorrow I’ll plant the dwarf euphorbia.
Two of my online purchases arrived in the mail today. The Byzantine icon is just beautiful, but I was not pleased how it was shipped. It arrived in a thin cardboard envelope with no bubble wrap or packaging around it to protect it. And I had paid for First Class Mail and it was shipped, fraudulently I might add, by the cheaper and slower Media Mail. Not very professional or ethical.
The Bohemian garnet pin is lovelier in person. I’m thinking of getting a replacement stone to repair it rather than harvesting the garnets from it.
I also received an order from Sundance Catalog. Two blouses. Of course the funny thing is that even prior to the pandemic, my life did not require a huge wardrobe. I’m not going into an office any more. My social life is limited. And now with sheltering in place there is nowhere to go! But I saw this Sundance Facebook ad for a 50% off sale on everything in their sale section. So I took a peek. And this blouse was just perfect. Years ago I had a burgundy velvet burnout blouse from Sundance in a different style and I finally got rid of it just last year because I had worn it out! Now here was its replacement.
On the sourcing front, I went out of my comfort zone and bid on a lot of two 14kt gold rings and a pendant and won! (Paid $165 which includes shipping and tax.)
The best piece is the amethyst and diamond ring while the carved lapis elephant has the least value (median sold price is $45). No idea what my potential profit could be as I rarely deal in gold and diamonds but I’ll have plenty of time to research them once they arrive.
The day ended bittersweetly with a Zoom meeting with nine of us gathering to celebrate a friend who is moving soon across the country. In normal times we would have gathered over food and had a wonderful party. Sometimes a virtual hug just doesn’t cut it.