Friday, June 19, 2009

Orchids

The kids have always been smart enough not to give me live plants. When they did it was lilac bushes, and they and their father did the planting. Other times it was a bouquet or a corsage. (Or dandelions)They are going to die anyway. I just don't have a green thumb. And after all these years of training, my son and his girl bring me an orchid. A plant. An orchid plant. The prettiest thing I have seen in forever, except for my daffies. So I read the care instructions and they certainly sounded simple enough. I'm to put 3 ice cubes on the soil once a week. (My new Saturday chore.) It likes a bright room, but not direct sun. Okay, I can do that. And then the house should never go above 85 degrees, nor below 40 degrees, and I can do that! My house is pretty chilly in the winter, but seldom lower than 50/55, and thought that would be way too cold for an orchid. And so this orchid became a member of my household on Mother's day, and it is still as beautiful as the day they brought it. Prettier, because the two buds that were on it opened up and now it is full of blooms. Isn't it just gorgeous?!!


I am so tickled to have such a pretty thing that seems to like me.

(Picture a paragraph here) Well, I guess I won't be here long tonight. New pills for my knee are making me dizzy and sleepy. That will not do for daytime. And not only that, blogger won't let me use my <> key. When I press it, the cursor just goes away. I always have some problem with blogger. I'm wondering if I changed the template things might be better. We'll see.

(Paragraph here) Tomorrow I have to go shopping. Sounds like a good thing doesn't it. Well, I can't tell you the last time I bought clothing for myself. I have what I need, and over half of it isn't even washed out yet for pete sakes. But the 23rd and 24th are the opening night Gala's for the Stampede Art Show, and I just have to have something nice. Two somethings nice. With my knee hurting, it is going to be even more torturous to shop than usual. Sigh ... The price of fame! HA!

(Paragra .... wait a minute ....) Let me see if it will let me edit the html ... It worked! Aren't I a smartie! .... Going to say G'nite now, and with a little luck, I'll have something to say again tomorrow night. ~J~