Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Do Flowers Make You Smile?

This week has been somewhat boring. My hand is healing but I'm not to use it yet and I'm sick of computer games. I downloaded a few books, but I can't just read all day. No needlework of any kind yet and though I keep thinking of starting a jigsaw puzzle, I just haven't done it. By the way please excuse any typos, I'm doing this one handed.

Today it's raining. Actually, it's pouring and all day it's looked like evening. OK, I'm being crabby, but there are so many things I want to do but need both hands. I absolutely swore I would follow doctor's orders and not rush things.

But when I walk into the dining room, I can't help but smile and here's the reason.
Aren't these beautiful? They arrived Thursday soon after I got home from the hospital from
the Lapdogs and their Mom.
 They are still just as beautiful and smell so good.
Then there is my Christmas Cactus, which is outdoing itself this year.
 Just look at all those blooms and there are plenty of buds just waiting to open up.
 Even my old girl, now 39 years old is sending out some buds and blooms. The plant itself isn't very attractive any more. It's branches are spread out and have become thick and woody like a small tree, but it's still flowering a little.
 And look at what's blooming in this hanging plant.

A Portie flower.

9 comments:

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

I love flower and my Christmas cactus is blooming like never before. Must be something in the air

Mitch and Molly said...

Flowers can always brighten your day and make you smile! We are sending you lots of healing vibes, Miss Sue!

Marjie said...

How wonderful of the Lapdogs and their mom to send you flowers. And it's also very nice that your Christmas cacti are doing their best to cheer you up! Hope your recovery continues along nicely.

rottrover said...

Love flowers - and the thoughtfulness of a sender! I especially like that Portie Flower!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Flowers are these. All worth a smile
Lily & Edward

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Flowers make us smile, too. Just keep thinking that the disability is only temporary.

Nichole Burke said...

So glad we could send a little color and smile your way! :) The Christmas Cactus looks beautiful!

Casey said...

Those are indeed beeYOUtiful!

SissySees said...

I too love flowers. I get really cranky when men say they won't send flowers because they are a waste of money; gifts should be about the recipient... Anyway, flowers are especially special to me because they are tied to so many wonderful people who are no longer around. My grandmother, my Nannie, my Nana, a favorite uncle, my mother, aunts... all loved flowers and shared their passion with me. The uncle was a florist and assured I NEVER wanted for fresh flowers, even though he was in another town. He snt fresh flowers for every single event in my life, including big "community" things like Honor Society induction, etc. Nana believed deeply in the language of flowers, and so I still cringe when I see a yellow rose, because she believed they brought death.

We're sending you patient and healing vibes! Gretchen says she'd love to come keep your lap warm and keep you company.