Neighbors

My next door neighbors have a fabulous yard, replete with many flowering plants. Unlike me, the black thumbed. Oh, I can grow aloe and ivy… easy, hard to kill stuff. They, however, must know the secret.

I have the same plants that flourish on their lot but perish (with extreme prejudice) on mine. It’s crazy.

But I get to appreciate their efforts as they grow onto my postage stamp sized piece of real estate.

I can’t grow hibiscus, but theirs is robust… and trying to come visit. Hope he makes it.

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Likewise the bougainvillea is going gangbusters where mine never really got off the ground.

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I fully expect to see the part of their plants on my side of the fence attacked by all manner of insects and mold.

23 Years

Mike and I have been married for 23 years… yesterday. He surprised me by coming home last night with two boxes of chocolate, two cards, a dozen roses and three dinners from Flannigan’s. What can I say? The man knows I love my food.  Their ribs are delish!

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He read my earlier post and felt… bad? Sorry for me? He’s such a sweetheart and I’m so grateful for him.

But I got happy in the same shorts I got sad in, darlin’. Not your fault at all. I love you for many reasons, including caring for me and my feelings. But listen, you can bring me ribs any time!!🙂

Love you, always.

So This Happened.

I went in for a yearly physical (they used to call it ‘well woman’) couple weeks ago. The Nurse Practitioner who usually saw me had been sacked so the Actual Doctor and I met.

Hate when that happens. The NP and I had carved out our 10 minute-at-a-time friendship over years. We laughed, we cried. She was fast and honest and not afraid to listen or call me out on silly bullshit. And isn’t that what everyone needs?

Continue reading “So This Happened.”

PomPoms

Just meaningless, meandering photographs from around the yard.

First, a dandelion pompom or two, because even weeds can be pretty:

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Daisy the Undeterred, going anywhere she wants… even under grass!

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The last bougainvillea picture this year, promise.

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(I had my fingers crossed.)

A young visitor:

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…and bad picture of a nasty spider. But look at those legs!

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Hope everyone (you’re not here, but I wish it for you anyway) has a blessed Easter!