Good morning Folks ~ Hope you all are doing well. Thank you for bday wishes. I had a lovely bday celebration, in spite of missing my DH, had a good cry late in the day, letting off stress/pressure before bed.
Yesterday morning I woke up with a stuffed right sinus and a sore throat. This morning I sound like a bullfrog. I emailed my brother-in-law to let him know how I was feeling and that I didn’t feel like moving stuff out and away from bedroom’s west wall so that we could do the paneling. That’s what we were planning for this weekend, plus doing my taxes.
This is an unplanned rest from ‘doing’. I’ve been a little stressed about my job situation, even though I believe God is working all things out. Somewhat stressed about pressure cleaning and painting although I have had fun so far. I’m just trying to get it all done ‘now’ if you know what I mean, before summer heat and humidity settle in. I just need to ‘stop’ and ‘rest’ so here I am.
Sunday I went to a Home Show with friends. It was ‘free’, it was also for the ‘wealthy’. I did get a short ‘chair massage’, which felt good, then had a try out with a TENS unit, and that was ok. I remember that from when we went through therapy after our car accident. It would be nice to have one of those, but not for $149. YIKES! I got a ‘free’ pkt of coreopsis flower seeds from the city. It is our state wildflower if I’m not mistaken. The show was interesting, but the people were there to sell their wares and they tried and were pleasant.
It was nice to get back home to my little place. Before the Home Show I had gone to HD for yet another paint sample for the cottage. I had taken my little container of 3 mixed samples together, and the computer read the paint to make the new sample. It’s a hair ‘off’, but not enough to worry about. I’ll go with it. I also got some bday plants from friends while there. A small Meyer Lemon tree, and a small Key Lime (Mexican) tree, coleus, and stonecrop too. Yesterday morning I repotted the two little trees, didn’t feel like doing anymore.
The great thing about coleus is that cuttings root real easy in water, so I plan to take cuttings from all of these, and that will also make them bush out more.
This is the Stonecrop ~ a succulent ground cover that spreads easily. I love the color and it has little yellow flowers. The white NG impatiens my friends gave me a few weeks back. I still need to repot them.
I believe this is ‘Angel Face’. Love the color and the scent.
The next photos are of the same ‘Granada’ bud just a different angle.
‘Meyer Lemon’ flowers. Did you know that a Meyer Lemon is a cross between a lemon and Mandarin oranges. You can read about them here.
‘Confederate Jasmine’ is a bloom I wait for every spring. I love the scent of these frilly little blooms. I have had these a little over a year now and they are doing great.
Arbor posts painted. More to do here. Will share later.
This is the wonderful bday cake from my friends Nanci & John. They came into the shop carrying this with candles lit and singing ‘Happy Birthday’. The cake is Tres Leches with a strawberry and a peach filling, decorated with fresh fruit on top. It was delicious. Aren’t those star candle cute?
Well, I think that is it from Plum Cottage. I’m going to eat some breakfast then go get horizontal again. I did not sleep all that well last night even though I took Nyquil. This too shall pass.
Enjoy each day.
Don't let your mind bully your body into believing
it must carry the burden of its worries.
Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.
1Pe 5:7 KJV
(I came home from work one day when DH was ill, and he said right away,
“The verse for the day is ~ Cast all your cares on Him.”
Even in sickness he was encouraging me in my faith.)