Planning for the Unexpected

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This week was kicked off by a sensational Super Bowl game, which I know not from watching it but from reading all the excited posts about the game the very next day on Facebook.

Because I am not a sport’s fanatic, I didn’t stay up to watch the game, but it was very entertaining and inspiring seeing all the comments on Monday morning from friends’ posts, which spurred my interest for sure.

Fortunately, we had recorded the game before going to bed on Super Bowl Sunday.

I have to admit, my motivation for recording the game was to see what Lady Gaga would do for her performance, but Steve also wanted to view the game the next day after work.

Due to all the hoopla on Facebook, we both were anxious to see the final seconds in particular as soon as Steve got home from work Monday evening.

As we were viewing it, however, an unexpected prompt appeared right before the last 3 minutes on our TV recording system indicating we ran out of recording time.

ACK! How did that happen?

The game went into over time and I guess that is why. You can’t imagine how disappointed we were.

What a bummer.

That rule of “what can go wrong, will go wrong” occurred in that moment, and I’m sure we will never record something without considering the over time factor ever again.

I decided to start this blog post with the fact we experienced an after-game excitement, but then a bit of let down, but no matter, the whole event was fun regardless, and we moved on, learned from it, and said well, better planning next time.

This year, I believe, will be filled with excitement at Container Crazy CT because I am offering more new workshops. And lots of “planning” is involved.

My workshops have already begun for 2017 and many plans are underway for more and new ones – from ordering plants, posting updates, letting everyone know what is coming up, and more. There are many steps involved, you can’t imagine. And in the gardening world, factors like climate, plant availability, changes in season – are out of our control, but we do our best to look ahead and consider the unexpected’s.

My workshop offerings start off with this weekend’s, for our second annual “Flower Arranging Workshop” – and all seats sold out. I’m thankful the big snowstorm coming Thursday is before Saturday when we will have a great day learning about floral design and succulents in floral arrangements. But we do plan ahead and have snow plows always ready and a backup date “if” it a big storm was to occur on our schedule dates.

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The next workshop up is my “Botanical Living Wall Art” workshop, which I’m even more excited about and have all planned out – Hopefully no surprises will occur at the last 3 minutes – but we adjust – as we always have, which is often the case in the gardening world. This a new workshop with a living plant and custom made canvas board. The creativity will be happening in this event because there are many opportunities to do so.

Following the March “Botanical Living Wall Art” workshop – being offered two times, one session in Broad Brook and the other in South Windsor, we will have a building “Terrarium Bowls“, and of course, my annual “Container Gardening Workshop” is being held in May again on several dates in Broad Brook, Vernon, and South Windsor.

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To learn more about all of them – and to plan ahead, please visit:

www.WorkshopsCT.com

Be sure to stop by so you don’t run into overtime and miss the excitement or opportunity to be part of it – like Steve and I did with the game. Seats are limited in some sessions so pre-registering early is recommended.

Hope to see you there,

Cathy Testa
860-977-9743 (texts are welcome)
containercathy@gmail.com

Container Crazy CT’s blog is all about combining nature with art, plants, and workshops.

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6 thoughts on “Planning for the Unexpected

  1. Just love reading your posts ! Thank you so much ! I am so thrilled and can’t wait for the living wall art one in March ! All the best with your workshop this weekend ! I am sorry I can’t make it – but I sooooooooo know it will be terrific as they ALL are !

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    • Thanks DT! I am so happy you enjoy my posts and you were missed this weekend at the workshop but I know I will see you in March at the Botanical Living Wall Art workshop – so excited for that too.

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  2. Ok, so it is now March 23rd after doing the Wall art & Kokedama ball class at Container Crazy Cathy T and coming home from a great visit at Container Crazy CT – Cathy’s new workshop and biz establishment in S. Windsor, CT. As I expected, Cathy’s new show room was picture perfect! I was met with a smile, given a tour of her plants, gifts, accessories along with the wonderful display of books that the other business owner has and true to form, walked away with a few more plant items to enhance my home and heart! A must stop in and see if you are in the area and it’s only only going to get better for sure ! She has the healthiest plants, a nice variety and some really adorable Easter gifts if you are in the market for the upcoming holiday ! Can’t wait for the rest of the Spring/Summer/Fall creations and work shops she will have to offer !

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    • Thank you so much DT for stopping in and sharing the word about my plants and plant gifts. The Easter theme is on in the store now and I’m also excited to be doing demo’s on the microgreens there. Our Terrariums Workshop is UP NEXT! Yahoo! Cathy T.

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