Bigger Bloom

I want to do some re-potting on my lanai, but I keep getting back to my place too late. Instead of doing any gardening, I just want to eat something a rest a little before sleep.

Yesterday, I at least went out and admired my plants. The hibiscus was particularly admirable because it was blooming. The flowers are eventually supposed to be eleven inches across, but the catalog says that the bigger the plant is, the bigger the flowers are. The flower yesterday was certainly bigger than any it’s had so far…

So orangey...
So orangey…

I can’t wait to see the really big flowers…

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4 Responses to Bigger Bloom

  1. Lauren says:

    Wow! So they’re like goldfish – they grow to fit their environment.

    What do you do with the spent flowers? Can they just go back into the dirt or is that kinda cannibalistic?

  2. Debbie says:

    How exciting! It’s just beautiful! You should press it! Then you can enjoy again!

  3. Carol says:


    Your hibiscus IS truly amazing, but what caused me to open your blog this morning is hearing on NPR on my way in to school that today is, blow me down, once again International Talk Like a Pirate Day. I’ve such fond memories of your humble annual acknowledgements of this and am sad that apparently nobody at my current school has a CLUE about it. So, sadly, this scallywag must close smartly with a yo ho ho and – even more sadly – a bottle of … water.

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Bite Bump

I have a bite on the underside of my arm near my armpit. When I first noticed it, it was a big angry red bump surrounded by a larger red circle of hot skin. Now, it’s just a big angry red bump, but it still sort of hurts/itches.

When I get stuff like this, I’m so torn about going to the doctor. When I do go, I explain how this has never happened to me and it’s weird and I’m worried. Then the doctor shrugs and says it’s nothing. Then I feel stupid.

I’ll just let this bump go and hope for the best. Hopefully a bunch of baby spiders won’t hatch out of it.

I won’t show a picture of the bump, because that’s kind of yuck, but here’s the arm the bump is under:

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Charmed Laundry

Whenever I unloaded my washing machine, I could hear something metal sliding around at the bottom. I finally got it out:

The penny is for scale.
The penny is for scale.

It’s some sort of metal talisman. Is it a laundry totem? By removing it, have I doomed my laundry to only evil outcomes?

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Calm Cat

I had a good day of grading yesterday. I wasted so little time. I was good! Yay, Brad!

When I got home, I watched a little TV to relax before bed. Gus relaxed with me.

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Foam Rolling

I am still seeing a personal trainer. It’s really helped me stay active. I love just the fact that I have appointments to keep, and someone telling me to keep moving, but she is also very knowledgeable.

Along with my exercise, she has been telling me I need to keep stretching so my back won’t hurt as much. The simple assignment she’s given me is to put a roller under my back and to roll back and forth on it.

It’s easy to do, but hard to remember. I keep it out in front of my TV, but even so, it doesn’t always work out. I often remember while I’m eating or right before I’m going somewhere. Shoot. I hope it gets better.

Its the blue thing.
It’s the blue thing.
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