I decided to head to Southwoods Nursery to walk around the house plant section. It is 26 degrees outside.
Yesterday was not much better.
I had to go to the vet’s office to pick up the Vetmedin medication for Charlie. The Chewy’s automatic refill order isn’t here yet.
I’m very careful to make sure there is an overlap so I never run out of medication for him. But there has been a problem with getting that particular prescription of late.
This usually happens toward the end of the year, around October through December.
Taking Charlie To Run Errands:
I took him with me, then regretted it because it was so cold. He was shaking until the car got good and warmed up.
It’s hard leaving him when I see those big brown eyes wide with fear as I head to the door to leave. But then I probably should have left him home where it was warmer. Though his main vet’s office is probably less than 5 miles away.
Charlie just hates to be left behind though. He loves to ride in the car. My sweet boy sits in his dog bed in the passenger seat and is happy to be going anywhere with me.
Trip To Southwood Nursery:
Then I brought him home and drove to Southwood Nursery.
It is where I love to go when it’s really cold out. A nice winter day is a perfect time to stroll up and down the house plant aisles.
I love to walk among the plants. When I left I felt considerably calmer. Even though I wasn’t in the least bit stressed going in, coming out I felt light and happy. I think it’s just from being around so much greenery.
There was a new employee, a young man, in the house plants section. We got to talking about the various plants after he asked me if I was finding everything.
I could probably walk around that place with a blindfold on, I’m so accustomed to being there.
Talking About House Plants:
It was good to talk to someone who loves plants as much as I do. We got into the nitty-gritty about taking care of them and exposures and humidity levels. He knew his stuff.
I’m going to try a small pot of English Ivy again. Only one time have I had any luck with it. For some reason the leaves quickly start curling up, turning brown and falling off. I probably overwater it. That seems to be my tendency.
But I do love how the leaves look trailing down the pot and dangling in the air.
I have an area of English Ivy I planted outside last year by the alley fence and it does well there. It was inside and not doing well.
So I took it outside and planted it in the narrow strip of dirt under my fence to see if I could save it. And it is thriving outdoors.
I am on Season 3 of “Line Of Duty.” and truly love this TV show. I’m so glad they carry the three main characters, Steve Arnott, Kate Fleming and Adrian Dunbar through each season. And just change up the other characters for a different storyline.
Acorn TV for me is a winner. I’m so grateful to whoever mentioned it to me. I’d actually never heard of it before. And I now love the British “copper” shows.
Ivy’s Nightime Activity:
I find it amusing that every morning when I get up I find Ivy’s toys from her plastic toy box strewn across the apartment.
She eats her breakfast, a teaspoon of wet cat food, and then typically takes a nap.
Ivy sleeps much of the day. And then she’s awake for the nighttime hours when she can be up by herself. Doing heaven knows what!