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    TGIF | Lightening.

    It’s been a heavy week. (this really wasn’t the TGIF! opening I thought I’d be writing back on Monday) I’ve run out of fingers to count the tragic and downright crazy awful news stories that have filled my newsfeed since last Friday. and I’m sure more than a handful of y’all have experienced personal news that has knocked you for a loop (at best). geez, even I – the eternal optimist – wrote “? not feeling it” next to Tuesday’s entry about Hope.  and of course things got worse. Wednesday’s pantry runs helped a ton. as did Thursday’s spring weather. and then I woke up this morning to the news…

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    Amaryllis Watch 2019 | Week Six.

    When I snagged that frozen pond photo for yesterday’s post, I noticed that last year’s amaryllis were way ahead of this year’s. Week six last year I had two stalks well above their copper stakes and one just about there. This year, I have one stalk barely above the stake … and the other two bulbs lagging behind. sigh. I’m wondering if I’ll see any blooms this month?! Also, I noticed that my Looking Back post for December was on January 5 – y’all it’s January 8 and I don’t have plans to even make the collage until this weekend. sigh. Nevertheless – 2019 feels like it’s off to a…

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    Amaryllis Watch 2019.

    Amaryllis Watch 2019 is now in week 3 and there is finally something to see besides a pretty pot and moss … indeed, all three bulbs have sprouted! I’m sure the abundant sunshine – seems like forever since we’ve had TWO days of blue skies in a row! – has helped. It’s most definitely improved my state of mind 🙂 My goal is to have blooms toward the end of January and I think we’re on track. Same as always, I love waterlogue-ing these photos … and this week, it’s all about those two birds. Meanwhile, can you believe Christmas is only a week away?!? Happy Tuesday!! * my mom…