Thursday, April 7, 2011

Craving Green

There is something about green I just crave these days.

Yes, I know why. Most of you could probably do with a good dose of green in your yard, instead of the scrubby brown of post-winter.

Well, one does what one must. And so off I go to the store and today bring you more flowers-in-the-house!

Can you guess what this is?

I know and it still puzzles me! And I'll share by the end of the post!

I wanted to thank all of you for such lovely comments, kind and encouraging words and good wishes for Gyppy and me. It's been a rough couple of weeks -- I've been laid up with a virus or sinus infection or cold -- I'm not sure of its official name. I just know I wasn't on the computer for rather awhile.

I know I've much to catch up on with all of you and look tremendously forward to it.

After my last post, I successfully gave Gyp his "gatorade" solo. It wasn't flawless. As I shared with some of you when responding to comments, the first poke didn't go so well. Well, it went in fine -- and came out about a half inch later, squirting his fluids all over his golden fur. The second poke was more successful and he was very quiet and tolerant during the procedure. I gave him a treat when he was done.

And I had a Girl Scout cookie. (I needed a glass of wine, but it was the middle of the day on Sunday!)

In the time since the last post, another friend very suddenly and unexpectedly died. Sally lit up the world of everyone who knew her. So the sadness continues.

But it is accompanied by hope. Things are greening up outside.

I've seen my dwarf irises come up, the first flowers in my yard, and sharp pointed leaves have popped through the mulch promising a bumper crop of daffodils, hyacinths and tulips.

Birds are brightening up and I'm seeing more robins and even some golden finches at the feeder. I find them lovely. The Gyp finds them tantalizing.

As I lay sprawling on the couch or in bed over the past couple of days, I was able to devour a simply marvelous mystery, which you can read about at Chopsticks and String. And, to very nearly finish another terrific book I'll tell you about in another week or so.

So you see, things really are looking up. Believe me, I try not to let them keep me down too long.

Thanks so much for your support and good wishes.

It makes me feel as happy as I do when I look at my pot of tulips.

(And you can bet that I will be planting these in the garden after the bloom is gone!)


Joanne Huffman said...

Glad things are looking up. Word has it the spring will hit Michigan this week-end.

Retired English Teacher said...

I'm glad you are doing better. I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend.

The tulip pictures were really pretty. I love the green and white.

Becca said...

I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend..these things just hit home so hard.

The tulips look so lovely, and are definitely a sign of great hope for all of us!

Sugar Bear said...

So sorry you are going through a rough spot! Hope you get well soon and are able to enjoy more beautiful flowers as they begin to bloom.

~*~Patty S said...

so very sorry for the loss of your can be so hard

hope the sun shines and the flowers bloom for you very soon

feel better and enjoy those scrumptious tulips!

I must say it again Gypsy is very lucky to live in such a loving family

you all take care!

Mae Travels said...

I hope that spring comes in every possible sense!

Barb said...

That is a lovely white parrot tulip. So sorry about the loss of your friend, but so glad you're feeling better. Surely warmer weather is not far off for you.

beth said...

i'm craving green, too....even broccoli looks good to me right now...

come on spring....give me some green grass already !

my verification word though is i'll take the beach, too :)

Annie said...

What heartache, Jeanie. So much good and not so good mixed together. I know it must be very emotionally draining. I vote for wine anytime of the day at times like this. Give the Gyp a little pet for me.

Tamara said...

Hi Jeanie, As I scrolled through your post I was in awe of the beautiful flowers, the colours and the textures. Then I felt like I was missing half the picture and read on. I do hope you are personally on the mend and that the sun shines soon for your spirit. My heart aches for Gyps and you both - and I pray that you can find ways to enjoy the moments you have. We all need to lear that skill! Take care, and enjoy those flowers!

Anonymous said...

your spirit amazes me, no matter the circumstances, you seem to be able to find and share the beauty ♥

Arti said...


I can't imagine the loss you must have been feeling ... and sure hope that as Easter is around the conner, it can bring along the tiding of hope. Your beautiful flowers are can sure lift the spirit. Thank you for sharing. We've finally crawled out of the deep snow and it's bright and sunny today. But as you said, everywhere is brown and dusty. No greens yet,,, so it's good to see all the blooms on your posts.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I am sending you my love today and wishes for a fabulously wonderful week. I lost a dear friend a year ago and I still cannot take her phone number off of my cell contacts ~ (just too painfully raw still) so I send you blessings.
Your tulips are amazing ~ I am loving the blooms of the season and your white tulips are oh so pretty.

Linda said...

Those are beautiful flowers! I love the green color! Glad you and Gyp are better. I lost two friends this month as well.... so sad...

shoreacres said...

Those flowers are absolutely gorgeous - and I hope you're smiling as bright as the sun by this time. I mentioned on your current post that I've been entertaining my mom and aunt, so I've been a little slow getting around and didn't realize you'd been feeling badly again.

You need some Spring, my friend. Nice showers, gentle sun, lots of flowers. And extra good things for Gypsy!

Ruth said...

I adore the tulips too. I'm just so sorry about so many friends dying, how awful. And that loitering illness. You must be so happy with the greening up outside.

Rosa said...

Oh how beautiful! I love that spring-time green too! So refreshing!

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