Hello, friends! Hope you are all having a great week. I wish I could write more often but... I lead such a boring life. Especially lately. It is so hard to think of something to write about.
Yesterday I took Joe to get his second Covid-19 shot. I was not allowed into the hospital, so I sat in the car in the parking lot and read a new book that I bought. I got a quarter of the way through it. It is a fast read, so I know I will finish it soon and then do a post on that.
Last night Joe started to feel sick and he has been in bed most of today. I have been giving him chicken soup and easy to eat things. Tonight I felt like having Chinese food and so called out. I got soup for him, but he wanted to eat chicken and vegetables, so that was good. Yesterday and earlier today he had no appetite at all. Right after dinner he went to bed again. That is probably the best place for him at this point. He was told he might feel badly for two to five days but that was just his body fighting off the shot and this was a good thing.
The only other thing I've been doing is laundry and cleaning the house. And sleeping. Lots of sleeping. I told you it's boring.
So today I thought I would show you the amaryllis I got for Christmas. I planted it the beginning of the year and it has just last week stopped blooming.
In just two days after planting it, it looked like this. So exciting.
It got bigger.
The bud was still tightly closed, though.
A few days later it started to open. The flower looked like it was a pretty light pink.
But the more it opened, the darker the flower looked.
The next day it began to open more. This was the flower on the morning of February 1st.
And here it is in the afternoon.
The next morning it was fully open. How pretty! You can just see a second bud behind it.
Here's a better picture of the flower and the bud.
A few days later there were two flowers.
Two flowers and another bud.
The third bud got bigger and bigger. And a fourth little bud appeared.
And now the third bud started opening up.
And there were four flowers now.
I know amaryllis plants usually have four flowers. Imagine my surprise when another two buds appeared as the first flowers were dying off.
The flowers were so gorgeous with their dark red petals and the white star pattern.
It was so nice seeing flowers blooming in the middle of winter. Especially with all of the snow we have been having. In just about a month I will be able to go outside and plant some beautiful flowers in the yard. But this was nice.