Monday, February 2, 2015

Pretty Amaryllis

Life goes on and we're hanging in there.

Jim saw a doctor about his shoulder and it turns out it's bursitis...I'd like to mention that his shoulder has troubled him for years and only now when it got to be very painful did he see a doctor. A shot of cortisone has eased his pain and the doc said this could be all he needed.   If you have unexplained pain...have it checked out

Sonsearae and I joined a CSA and once a week we get a box of produce.  Jim and I can pick it up when we go to Stuart to the Green Market on Sunday's.  It works out well for us, I get to have fresh produce and we get to walk the boardwalk along the river and marina.  We sit and watch the boats and get fresh air too!

My experiment with the Amaryllis is working good.  This one put out four blossoms and was beautiful.  The flowers have all passed.

The red one is equally beautiful but for some reason the stalk only grew a couple inches. We're still enjoying this one and I'm waiting for the third bud to open.

Our recent cold spell has passed.  Daily temperatures were roughly in the 60's and at night dipped into the 40's.  Of course Jim was cold but we both love the heated mattress pad!  Sleeping under the duvet helps too.  We've used just the quilts the last couple nights because the nightly lows were only in the 60's.

Today the temperature has risen to 78 so far and our predicted low is 49...may have to put the duvet back on the bed!

Did you see the Super Bowl?  The game was very good!  We had a cookout and dinner with Sonsearae and Chris.  Jim grilled chicken a vegan burgers.  Sonsearae made twice baked potatoes (using broccoli and scallions from our produce box).  We ate indoors because the wind was chilly, especially when the clouds covered the sun.

We watched the first half with them on their big TV and at halftime came home and watched the second half.  I know Chris watched the whole game but I'm pretty sure Sonsearae went to bed.  They both had to work today and she has to get up at 0430 for her commute