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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Randomly on a Wednesday afternoon

Today was spent cleaning the house in preparation for this weekend's book club meeting. I polished the wood furniture in our dining room and living room, dusted, and cleaned and mopped the kitchen and main bathroom. All the while, George and Ginger were quite bored. They spent the afternoon napping.



Here's a piece of good news: I finally got my African Violets to bloom! I bought them a year and a half ago on a discount rack at Walmart. I was beginning to think they would never have flowers again, but after adding fertilizer spikes they're coming around.



They live on a table in our office, in front of the windows. This spot gets really good light and is perfect for plants. I'm sipping a well-deserved glass of wine in here right now, with Marco hanging out on his perch. He likes soaking up the sunshine from this westward facing window, too.


Marco also likes to perch on the back of my blanket-covered computer chair and "help" me blog.

10 comments:

  1. As you are getting the place clean for the book club meeting perhaps a future book club choice could be "Housekeeping" by Marilynne Robinson (1980). It actually is a very good novel.

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  2. Those African violets are further proof of what a patient person you are. (I can't tell you how many pots of them I've thrown out over the years.) No wonder you can write such a cheerful and upbeat blog!

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    1. Thank you for the nice response! :)

      There's a whole other plant that still refuses to bloom. I'm about to hit it with a big dose of fertilizer and hope for the best. I never knew AV were so sulky--my mom has always grown nice ones. Some people just seem to have a touch with them!

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  3. I like the smell of furniture polish! The one I use occasionally is beeswax, and I buy it at the Christmas market from a man who sells all sorts of bee-related products (yes, honey, too).
    Don't forget to show us what you've come up with for themed food for the bookclub meeting!

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    1. I will! And I'll review the book, too!

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  4. You have your own parrot - that is so cool!

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    1. That's Marco T. Barlow. The "T" stands for "Trouble". Lol.

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  5. We used to have Budgies when I was small (our gardener used to give them to us), and my mother let them fly around indoors. Unfortunately the cat used to catch them; I've often wondered if my mother didn't let them fly around knowing that the cat was around.

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  6. How nice to have your own bird:)

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