Category Archives: anticipation
When I was taking Molly out for her first morning outing this morning, this sight greeted us. If you look closely, you can see it is now growing WAY UP in the tree on the far side of the actual plant in the brick planter.
A little closer view now where you can see the glorious color.
There were big, fat bumble bees enjoying it this morning. (I don’t mind them because they need a reason to sting you, unlike the red wasps who hate everyone, but tend to dive bomb me whenever I’m not paying close enough attention. There is a lovely fragrance, too. Not overpowering, just NICE.
This blooms every year regardless of surrounding circumstance, reliably. Sometimes it is not quite so lush and fragrant, but it reminds us that nice weather is on the way, and the hope that things will get better soon!
The $1 million-winning tickets were sold in Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York (2) and South Carolina, but the main prize is still up.
The odds of winning the POWERBALL jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338.
Next drawing is Wednesday – $750 million …
Our son is coming home today for a visit! He’s been in Chiang Mai, Thailand, this time, for over three years.
Thankfully, he’s a really good communicator, so most of the time we can ignore the fact that he’s across the world from us. We have a secure chat program he set up so we can either message each other or ‘talk’ real time. (He let me know he’s at the DFW airport now waiting for his flight that will bring him here.)
His flight has been really awful – not a lot of plane changes but the whole flight from his place to our airport will have taken 28 hours! Needless to say, he wants to come straight home and hit the bed for several hours before sharing some beef stew with us tonight. Just knowing he’s up in what is now the guest room will have me smiling all day long. :0)
He will stay about three weeks – celebrating his birthday AND Christmas with us!
I ordered a new calligraphy set about two weeks ago. It’s to the point where I’m dreaming about it now – full of ideas of what I’d like to do once they arrive. I did get the notification yesterday that my set had finally shipped. So now I wait…