Fall is here. I am sad , where did Summer go ? I was looking the other way when it passed, I think . Hoping for at least a month more of decent weather. I feel guilty even saying that after seeing the terrible images from the Bahamas. No matter what our weather is ; it’s so much better than what those people have been through with Dorian . I see places I have been in Freeport and Nassau and I am horrified. Many people there are extremely poor when you go away from the tourist areas ; those people could not leave ( no money and no place to go ) and now they have lost what little they had , plus have been endangered. Most people don’t see much of that side of the Bahamas but seeing it affected me. There were no safe places for those people to go and their houses are not sturdy .
We keep watching the news as I am worried about any of you in Florida and everywhere else Dorian might go ; I have family possibly affected in Orlando and Jacksonville Beach .
Not a lot to write about for me lately . Life has been slow and mostly uneventful. Minus Frank scoping out my journal :-( I am obsessed with my plants and getting them in before cold weather. I had the bright idea of counting them and there are well over 200. That made me feel like a true Plant Hoarder. :-( I need to check or repot each one before I bring them in. I have made a pretty good start on that . Now I have to think about where they need to go in the sunroom for light requirements and how to leave aisles so I can water . Also room to have a stool to reach plants on high shelves.This is going to take some tricky arranging ..
warning : skip this part if plants bore you :-) This plan is mostly for me anyway:,The plants that require the most light are my hibiscus ( what is the plural of that ?) , Jasmines, cape honeysuckle , Gloriosa Lilies, gardenias , the Ioxora , Milkweeds , plumerias, Hoyas, crown of thorns , fig trees, Jackfruit , Heavenly Bamboo , Mandeveillas, Bougainveillas , Clethras, Diplandeias, cannas, Banana trees, citrus trees, Peruvian daffodils , Herbs, the water plants ( horsetail , Rush, and Papyrus ) and Elephant Ears. Begonias, Rex Begonias, Geraniums, Caladiums, Ferns , philodendrons, Pothos , and Ivies tolerate filtered light . Cacti , euphorbia, and succulents require bright light but less water. Then there are the Amaryllis which go dormant for awhile so I can fit them in wherever. My African violets , creeping figs and Fittonias are in the house. There are three sad orchids that I put under grow lights. Those are definitely not my favorite plants and they are hanging on to survival by a thread. Poor things. Ok, that’s my plan. I better stick to it .
When this plant revival is over I will be moving on to Fall cleaning ( Combined with Spring cleaning and declutter that I never finished. ) I have things to get rid of , some furniture to paint , rooms to rearrange . I have an antique china cabinet I want to make into a craft cabinet and I am hoping to catalog my books. That should totally fill my Winter :-); somehow fitting Christmas in there somewhere . October is my Dad and Frank’s birthdays.
Josh is having back problems and had to go to Prompt Care today. I was surprised they put him on steroids . They gave him Flexaril too . He ate supper and was out like a light. He may have to have an MRI . Thank goodness he has good insurance now.
Blake has been pretty uncommunicative recently ; he and April moved into a house ; and he has been very preoccupied with that . It’s a much bigger space so that will make them both happier. We miss him terribly but he is off living his life and has had no complaints lately . He calls when anything goes wrong :-)
Currently I am not happy with my cousin. She had a 9 year old Chihuahua named, Chester , who adored her . However he had started peeing in the house. He ruined a thousand dollar area rug of hers ( who spends that much on a stupid rug?) so she had him put to sleep . WTH ? I am so angry with her I hung up on her. Poor Chester. If I had known she was going to do that , I would have taken him . There were many alternatives besides killing him. I may not talk to her again for quite awhile. I have strong feelings about people who do things like that to their pets. She knows that too and that’s why she did not tell me before she did it . If he had been sick , I would have understood but a month ago she took him to the vet and the vet said he was perfectly healthy for his age and nine is not old for that breed. She was the one who didn’t want to be bothered taking care of him anymore . That is not a good reason to kill your pet . She thinks I treat mine too much like children and I think she should never have a dog again. I did tell her that before I hung up. I am still furious with her. I imagine I will be for a long time :-( It’s kind of ruined our relationship and I am sad about that .
I need to go to bed. I can tell I am getting crabby :-) Its not been a great day but I have high hopes for tomorrow . Sweet Dreams and everyone be safe !
Some pictures of my plants :
Last updated September 04, 2019