Good morning dear Friends ~ I hope you are having a good start to 2014. I’ve been working outside, repotting plants, mowing, using the electric trimmer, using my new pole pruner, enjoying being out in God’s beautiful creation. Yesterday it was very warm and humid and I was ‘sweating’, this morning it is in low 60’s and feels like it’s in the high 50’s, which feels WONDERFUL!!! It’s supposed to be cool all this week, and I sure hope so. Last winter I didn’t have to use the heater even once because it was so mild, so the heater stayed up in the attic.
My dear brother in law called New Year’s day and said he could be here tomorrow to do the plumbing if that would work for me. The next free day he would have would be the end of the month. For me that was a no brainer, most definitely tomorrow, even though it means losing a day of work. So, please pray that the plumbing work will go smoothly and that all will be well by the end of the day. Sponge baths are not fun, and neither is washing dishes outside, but I am thankful I am able to do that with water from the hose connection at the front of the house. It really is amazing how much we use water at just the turn of a faucet, or a flush of the toilet, to shower and wash dishes with, to wash laundry, to be able to wash hands, etc. I will be thankful to have water in the house once again. I am thankful for my BIL’s willingness and ability to do this for me.
Yesterday I received a long narrow box in the mail from Heirloom Roses. Inside was a baby ‘Rose de Rescht’, from one of my blogging friends. What a sweet gift. She had emailed me asking for my snail mail addy saying she wanted to send me something because of my love of flowers. This rose is a real beauty, in color and scent. It is an antique variety from the mid 1800’s, and very fragrant. I watered it immediately as that’s what the paper inside said to do, then I repotted it into a larger pot, until it gets bigger then I’ll repot it into a 15 gal. pot. I am really excited about this rose and look forward to watching it grow and bloom. I’ll keep you posted.
Here is a photo of it from yesterday after watering it, before repotting.
Thank you Deb.
Today I am thankful for a friend of mine who is giving me the pleasure of using her shower for a nice hot shower to wash my hair before I head off to work. What a treat that is going to be!
Have a great weekend and count your blessings ~ FlowerLady