So, here's the thing... Lately, I've been really missing my Grandma. This happens to me now and then. I just start missing her for no apparent reason. It comes over me like a wave. It's kind of weird. Right now, it's my paternal grandmother I'm missing. One time, it was my maternal grandmother....it hit me so hard as I was driving down the road. I felt like I'd been punched in the gut, and I just wanted to bawl my eyes out. I had to call Mom to talk about it. I don't get why that happens. And then it goes away as inexplicably as it came.
I'd show you a photo, but that was before the day of digital photos. I'd have to go dig one up, scan it, and...well, I just don't have the energy for it. Sorry!
Grandma has been gone for, oh...15 years or more now. She crocheted a lot. She had bad arthritis, but she crocheted anyway. It kept her busy. I totally understand that.
She always loved African Violets. She always had several such plants around her house, mostly in the living room, where she sat and crocheted. I always liked them for their fuzzy leaves. The other day when I was at the grocery store, I saw a whole table full of African Violets...I thought it was odd, because I was missing her so much anyway. So, I had to get one. I got a cute pot for it, too, and repotted it. It makes me happy, sitting on my fireplace hearth.
We'll see how long I can keep it alive. I'm a black thumb. I either water plants to death, or I dry them out. I can't seem to figure out the happy medium. We'll see how I do with this. It's the only plant in my entire house! It makes me smile to look at it. At least for now, as it lives. I even bought plant food for it. That's a first for me. Now, if I can just remember to USE it!
In a couple of days, I'll be revealing my April challenge block with Lynn. We joined up with Caroll and Em for this one, so I'll be linking to their blogs, too, so you can see what they did. You won't want to miss it. I know the other gals came up with some cool stuff. I can't wait to show you what I did. I gave you a sneak preview here. Remember?
Well, I've got to go. I am so crabby with this awful weather we've had this spring. It's so cloudy and rainy I can't get a decent Internet connection to save my life (we have satellite Internet). It's quite annoying. I keep wondering when it will actually be warm! At least my little African Violet gives me a little spring happiness in my house. Hope you're in a better mood than I!
Until next time,
P.S. I've been updating my weight loss. Click on the Health tab if you want to see how it's going.