Some of you are probably sleeping in if you waited for the new year to roll around. I’ve never done that. Guess I’m a stick in the mud. Went to bed around 9:30 as usual.
Charlie has hardly been coughing at all. And because of the holidays he hasn’t been to an acupuncture appointment in two weeks.
So I ordered another cool mist humidifier that has a farther range. I will put that in the living room/dining room area.
The other will stay, mercifully, in the bedroom. I say mercifully because it’s kind of heavy with the water in it and my back is still giving me problems.
It’s a pain to have to move out a piece of furniture to get to an outlet twice a day. I have to do this because there really aren’t enough electrical outlets in this apartment.
One of the residents, a man who has lived here for 16 years, had his place rewired due to this.
Move furniture, plug it in. Evening: move furniture, pull it out and take to bedroom and repeat. Next day do the same.
I know that moist air is supposed to keep your skin from drying out too much in winter, and I already have dry skin. Also it makes the plants happy.
Sorry this photo is kind of dark. It’s evening in this one. Took it last night.
I just adore that lamp. Gives a soft glow where you don’t need a whole lot of light. And all for $12.49!
Speaking of plants, I was thinking how I so enjoy watching new leaves sprout on my house plants. What’s so interesting is how each one of them is different in how they open or unfurl and become a full leaf.
You’re probably thinking: Lord, the woman has no life. She watches plant leaves unfurl.
I’ve always been interested in how things work and develop. I guess I also find it fascinating because it’s a part of nature and I love anything nature related.
House plants are how I make it through the cold dreary winter without outdoor blooms.
My neighbor was over last week and was particularly interested in the above plant. It almost doesn’t look real but I assure you that it is.
It is an Alocasia, also known as the African mask plant.
I’ve never had one before, but I have one in the graphic in my blog header so I thought when I came across it at Southwoods that I should have one in my home as well.
This light that appears on the wall in the morning drives Ivy crazy. She wants to get to it and paw it so bad but obviously she can’t reach it.
I watched the third episode of Vera last night. She is really growing on me. I like that she is abrupt and a bit tactless. I guess because I’m kind of that way too.
I like how she says exactly what she’s thinking and heaven forbid anyone get their feelings hurt. Because Vera doesn’t care.
She walks around in her dowdy clothes proud as a peacock. The woman is not at all subtle or feminine.
Vera has, I guess you could say, charmed me as an independent, fearless woman who will get to the truth no matter who she has to run over to get there.