Friday, May 13, 2011


Something strange is happening to my plants. They have an unusual condition where they're growing taller and fuller - and even blooming. With a little research, I have figured out that they are "thriving," which is much different than the condition of "dying" that I had previously seen with almost all of my plants.
 The other day my mom called and asked if I wouldn't mind giving her back her African violet flower pot when she visits. I said, "Sure, but what am I going to do with the plant?"

She laughed and asked, "You mean it's still alive?!"

Even my own mother, who has cheered me on to do a number of near-impossible things in life, still can't believe that I could keep a simple house plant alive. Truthfully, neither can I.

I'm not sure what I did to overcome my plant-killer instincts, but I'm posting the pictures as proof before the plants change their mind.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

I’m not sure how I got so lucky, but I have the most wonderful mother. With the way that we chat together and laugh together, I have to remind myself sometimes that she is the same person who used to tell me to stand up straight (which I do!) and not just my lifelong friend (which she is!). I also think that I somehow hit the “mother” lottery because my mother-in-law is also one of the kindest and most thoughtful people I know, and we hit it off on day one. I feel fortunate to have no idea what people are talking about when they tell mother-in-law jokes. Big hugs today to these two amazing ladies in my life. Happy Mother’s Day!