Hello World. Kinda, sorta that is. Spring is sprung here in central CA. My spanish hyacinths and heucheras are out-doing themselves this year, and the salvias in the new plantings are starting to bloom. Also, there's a new ornamental vitex shrub called Blue Puffball. I planted two of them, but when the weather started warming and all the other plants were putting on new leaves, these two looked like dead sticks still, so I worried that they'd died over the winter, but yay! they didn't. I'm excited to see them bloom.
Hm... Hope that picture posts. It's not in my draft. Well, if it doesn't and you're interested, you'll just have to google it.
So, life happened.... or ended, as the case may be. My mother's dementia journey came to an end, and it was a traumatic end to sit and watch. And then there was a flurry of details and arrangements to make and pictures to go through and stuff, and relatives, and by the time the service was over, I was shell-shocked. And now I'm having a health issue that's taking up a lot of my time and energy. I'd hoped to get back to writing on April 1, but the health stuff has taken that off the table. So I don't know. I'll poke around a bit as my energy allows, but mainly I'm just chilling out and trying to recover from all the stress of the last 4 years. I thought I handled everything pretty well but when I look back at all I went through, I don't wonder that the health is raising its ugly head now. So now I'm playing a lot of games on my kindle and lots of jigsaw puzzles, where I don't have to think.
Anyway, enough on that. My next post will have good news -- I have a sale to announce.