I'll take any amount of fresh greenery in early February!
As a refresher, this is what the plant looked like last October:
Maybe there are different types of mums - the purple one that we also bought was completely dead. Which is OK, as I have that pot earmarked for a bougainvillea just as soon as they show up in our local garden centers.
I was also trimming the dead stuff off the plants in the front yard, but kept puncturing my fingers with thorns on a fern, so I made a quick trip to Home Depot, where I came home with garden gloves and a new, sharper pair of clippers, plus some more clay pots for my succulents:
I felt like a gardener when I brought in my goodies. A gardener who doesn't like dirt and the bugs who live in it, but a gardener nonetheless.
Poor Paco has been sick for about a week and a half now - big time tummy troubles. He's been vomiting a lot, and not eating...even when we offered him some chicken and rice, he very half-heartedly picked at it. I took him to the vet on Monday; they ran blood work and everything came back fine, which meant no organs were failing or anything major like that, and he was given an injection of an anti-nausea medicine along with an antibiotic. I've been giving him pills of the same meds since then, but he's still not doing great - this was after being on the medicine for 48 hours:
Sleeping, and shaking, next to me on the couch. And then he'll suddenly sit up and *blorp* - barf with no warning. Fun times for all of us, let me tell you.
I may call the vet again today if he's not showing any more improvement, although I don't know what they would do at this point.
I've been having so much fun knitting little mitered squares out of my leftover sock yarn! Naturally, I couldn't resist beginning to join them together - according to the pattern, I was supposed to knit the first row of squares individually and then begin joining them when I had the desired width for the throw/blanket. Well guess what? You don't always have to follow the pattern; this is where my "knitting is supposed to be fun" motto comes into play. First I had this:
Holy cow, I was actually able to pick up stitches AND knit these together!
And then, a few days later, I had this:
It's coming together! I have no idea when I'll get bored, and I know this most likely will be a project years in the works simply because I'm using leftover yarn instead of yarn that I purchased specifically for this throw, but for now, it's a fun distraction - I can start and finish a square in a short amount of time and have the satisfaction of completing something, even though the project as a whole is still a work in progress.
It's Superbowl weekend! Which means nothing to me, except for the commercials. But if you have a stake in it, I hope your team wins.
Have a great weekend!