March 25, 2014
Good morning. Goodness, did I have a nice sleep! For some reason, last night sleep just would not come, and I did a bit of tossing and turning. Finally around 3 a.m., I got the bottle of Melatonin, took one and went back to bed. And slept. I'd have kept on sleeping a bit longer but Pogo was wanting his breakfast.
My little Pogo must have picked up a little cold, or maybe the cold weather just isn't agreeing with him because his appetite is off lately. Last night, I made him hamburger and rice. After one sniff, he walked away from it. Other than a sketchy appetite, he is still quite perky and enjoys barking at most anything he thinks might have moved or made a sound.
I guess today I'll pay some bills, and weed my way through the huge stack of catalogues and magazines that came in the mail while I was away. I've been avoiding that large stack of magazines, pamphlets and junk mail, but I think it's finally time to do away with it.
Our winter storm watch starts later today for this evening and tomorrow. The snow that has moved into Washington D.C, and New York is working its way here and should arrived by this evening. Tomorrow is supposed to be snowy and windy with hazardous travel. The wind is supposed to have gusts up to about 50 miles per hour causing blizzard conditions.
While the eastern half of the country is dealing with this latest bout of cold wintry weather, the north western part of our country is battling mudslides and too much rain. A lot of people have died, and there are more than a hundred people missing, but the continuing rain is making it very difficult for rescuers to find and save these people.
It doesn't look as though Spring has made a very good first impression so far this year. We keep saying "I hope this is the last Winter storm of the season" but so far hope isn't working. I was going to be trimming back my butterfly bushes this week, but now I'll hold off for another week or two.
Meanwhile, I have some more photos to share with you. This first one is a tree that I saw in Florida. I was so impressed with the shape of it.
Next is a shot of my Desert Rose plant. This poor thing has tried so hard to die gracefully, while I keep trying to nurse it back to health. Now it has some new shoots on it, so there is hope that it may bloom again too.
And lastly here's a shot of the beautiful sunflower that one of dwarf Helen's customers (at work) gave to her for her birthday recently. Isn't this just gorgeous?
Now it's time to get dressed, pay the bills, and attack that stack of magazines and junk mail. Oh joy, oh joy. So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay warm and have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Edna B.