I have two feral cats at the SPCA, being neutered and getting a rabies shot! They'll be back tomorrow. The whole neighborhood will be relieved. They're solid black, but I'm ot superstitious. They're God's creatures, so I'll feed them outside only.
Someone gave me a wax amaryllis before Christmas. It came with food, so I think it was a sympathy gift after my dad died, not a Christmas present. It blooms very soon. There is absolutely no work involved, no feeding or watering. It doesn't need a vase or a pot, since the bulb is wrapped with red wax. You just place it in indirect light and rotate occasionally, so that it grows upright.
I looked it up. The blooms only last about 3 weeks, to which I can now testify. It is absolutely beautiful. I have one last bloom that started yesterday after all the others fell off. The sad part is that it will never bloom again. The bulbs will last a few more years without blooming. That is the sad part.
If you want to give an expensive but beautiful gift to someone that will have a short life, get a wax amaryllis.
We had a great Father's Day on the patio. I ordered pizza and made Kool-Aid and iced tea and cut up a watermelon. All my dad's great grandkids were here and 2 of 3 of his grandchildren. He's been missing them, and they've missed each other. The kids climbed the tree next to the patio, and rode the trike around us. The favorite toys of the little ones were a brick and some loose slate from the patio. Typical. My dad is almost 92 and he was happy. That's what counts.
Who knew that we'd be heroes, helping our country and making life better for our fellow man by staying at home with our feet propped up, reading a book or watching old movies. (I've been practicing my whole life for this moment.)
My subdivision is sponsoring a bear hunt this weekend to break the boredom. All houses that can be seen from the street are putting a bear or a picture of a bear in the window. Some are placing the bears in trees. Others are setting them on the mailboxes. Most of us have deep yards or are downhill from the road, so we have to be creative how we place our favorite bears. People ride around or walk with the kids and try to spot the bears. We have a neighborhood e-mail chain, so people are posting the locations of the bears or telling the rest of us where they spotted one.
Even us old folks with no kids are getting into it?
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