Saturday, January 22, 2011

Come Saturday Morn...

After a night of dancing Saturday mornings are always a bit slow, love dancing, though to be honest my knees and back are not quite as fond of it as the rest of me is.
 We "hitched" up the wagon and headed into town this morning, Mac was in need of a haircut, and I needed fresh veggies, so I shopped while he had a trimming.  Quite a bit of a trimming as it turned out because the shop's computer said he hadn't been in for nearly 14 weeks, now he likes his hair a bit long---keeps his ears warm--but it was definitely time for a trim.
In addition to my veggies I decided the house needed a bit of color so I picked up an African Violet (editor's note, Morning Minion just pointed out that this is actually a Primula and she's right, perhaps it will last longer than an African Violet).  I never have much luck with them, I probably overwater them, but I love their color and they were among my Mom's favorite flowers so from time to time I give them a go.
My so-called Christmas Cactus is finally blooming.  The one at the top of this page is a cutting from the original plant and manages to bloom nicely around Christmas.  The original plant blooms any time from Thanksgiving to St. Patrick's Day, this year choosing to bloom for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

I've been keeping one of my resolutions to exercise more and have been using my Leslie Sansome Walk the Walk DVD.  I already walk 2 miles a day with Mac but this DVD has me do a mile a bit more aerobically.  I really enjoy it, she works me out enough without wearing me out so I do it 3 or 4 times a week.  The DVD also has a 2 mile walk so after I've worked with the first one for a while I'll move on to the 2 mile.

Looking forward to the football games tomorrow, I'm pulling for Green Bay and the Jets, hope that's not the kiss of death.


  1. Janet, I do beleive the plant pictured is a primrose [primula.] African violets can be fussy creatures, but if you find the right soil/water/light combinations they are long-lived.
    I've been admiring your Christmas cactus--mine got confused this year--just now in bloom--one of them--the other, from the same parent plant is sitting and sulking.

  2. You're right it is a Primula, don't know what I was thinking, hope my cat doesn't eat it.

  3. I am like you I like to have colour in the house all year, your choices are great.


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