The past weekend sucked. It was not just another day in paradise. It was cold, windy and dreary. In addition to the crappy weather, the pollen level has skyrocketed. If you have allergies, the land of flora is not a good place to be in early spring (yes, I know most of you are deep into winter but in Florida it's early spring) . First thing every morning, I have to wipe off the thick coat of greenish yellow pollen that accumulates on the lanai table. I get through the day with Benadryl, Zyrtec, an inhaler, eye drops and saline nose spray. I've felt like crap the past few weeks, and know I have a several more weeks of it to endure. I fantasize about sticking dynamite up my sinuses and annihilating the damn things. They're giving me excruciating cluster headaches on the left side of my face and it feels like Jodi Arias is stabbing me in the face, that bitch! To make the weekend even more miserable ROM had a cold and Isabella was intent on chewing her feet off (yes, she has allergies in the spring, too). The vet told me to give her Benadryl which helps but makes her sleepy. She and I fought over the couch all weekend-
See her rusty red feet stuck up in the air? Her saliva discolors her coat where she licks and chews. Thank gawd my allergies don't make me lick and chew on myself. I'm not limber enough to get my feet high enough to lick them for hours on end. There was a time I was able to put my feet behind my head, but that was long time ago and another story ;)
But there was one bright spot this weekend. When I went out to clean the table, I was surprised to see an orchid sitting there. When I asked ROM who it was from he said he noticed a splash of color down on the bottom shelf of the potting bench- where I set dead plants until I need their pot. I had sat that orchid down there a couple of years ago. It hadn't bloomed for several years and it's foliage was browning and dying. I forgot all about it. Anyway, ROM dug it out from behind the empty pots and sat it on the lanai table.
Look at the old girl! She had one last bloom in her. Or maybe she's rejuvenated and will start blooming a couple times of year like she used to do religiously.
Just goes to show you can't count we old gals out as long as there is some life left in us. We just might rally and surprise you ;)