In 2002 we ran away from Illinois where we were born and raised, and started a new life in SW Florida. This blog is about me (an eccentric old artist), ROM (my Real Old Man), Isabella (our neurotic Standard Poodle) and Emmy (our crazy snake killing Jack Russell Terrier). Oh- and the neighborhood old people. Life is good in Florida!

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Friday, January 10, 2014

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow...

We warmed back up to normal SW Florida temps today, thank ya jezzuz! Still cloudy and gloomy, but a warm 74 degrees. Now if you northerners would just keep your weather up there where it belongs... 

I spent the morning cleaning up the lanai, vacuuming up all the plant debris that the strong winds blew off the larger plants I had to leave out during the cold spell. And got all the Xmas cacti moved back outside. When I got everything moved outside Isabella was the first one to charge out the door. 



As Issy headed to the front of the lanai to look for any golf carts driving by that she could chastise, Emmy immediately started hunting for geckos to harass. 




After lunging at several geckos as they scurried up the screen, once they had escaped and Emmy had managed to knock several Xmas cacti flowers off the plants she headed in Isabella's direction. 


Not wanting to be part of any murders and dismemberment of poor little geckos, Isabella immediately puts distance between her and our resident serial killer. 


After moving the Xmas cacti back outside I realized the color of the gold plants had gotten deeper while they were inside in dim light. Usually the gold buds look gold until they bloom, but then are hard to differentiate from the white plants. I had no idea the amount of sunlight they got influenced color of the blooms once they were open. 


I know these recent blog posts are boring as hell. They're even boring to write, so I can just imagine how boring they are to read. I guess I'm blogging trying to hang on to some semblance of normalcy and routine. Hang with me, someday I'll get my funny back. I will get there, or at least that's what I keep telling myself. 

11 comments:

  1. I'm hanging with you whether or not you ever get your funny back! (but i'm sure you will)
    I love reading about animals, they're so funny & entertaining.
    I don't know if you read other blogs, but if you do, you may enjoy this one. I've known Naomi for almost 10 years, she lives in Hollywood & has a beautiful cactus garden- she blogs about it often.
    I'm very glad to see you are taking care of you... and ROM is, too.
    Love you, dear ROH

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  2. Oh, duh! Her blog link would help, wouldn't it?
    http://sitteninthehills64.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for the link! I will visit her blog this weekend

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  3. Thank you, Jane. I appreciate your support in spite of my lack of wit lately. xoxo

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  4. Like Jane said, I'm also hanging with you whether you're witty or not! I've always loved looking at the pictures of your beautiful plants and of course your cute doggies! So glad the weather getting better . . .

    ~Linda

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  5. Well, aren't you a sweetheart! Thank you, Linda xoxo

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  6. Is there some secret I'm not in on? I read your blog religiously and realize something has happened to upset you, but have no idea what. I don't do the twitter so maybe you talked about it there? Anyways, hope you and your rom are okay.
    Betty

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    1. I'm sorry, Betty. I didn't mean to seem secretive, and tend to forget that everyone isn't on Twitter. My son died suddenly and unexpectedly just before Christmas. I'm having a hard time dealing with it.

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    2. I'm really sorry please forgive me for being so damn nosey. I had no idea and now I feel like a complete asswipe. So sorry for you're loss, Roh.
      Betty

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    3. It's okay, Betty. I know you were just curious and meant no harm. xoxo

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  7. ROH, I loved this post too and didn't know of your loss, I am deeply sorry and having a hard time of it is just to be expected. Please take care, I feel so helpless that I can do nothing for such a lovely friend that has brightened my life so often.
    For some reason I can never log into wordpress for this site, I am sure it is something stupid I am missing but this is Tuz. I'll just continue to post anon and then sign. xo ROH, Love and support, Tuz

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