Charlie and I finally found a house! I have all the paperwork in a pretty binder so if I don’t like it after 90 days I can return it for a full refund, right? We have been homeowners for a full week, and a kitchen and three bedrooms have received a new coat of paint (mustard yellow and dirty brown don’t belong in my home). Between house hunting, vacation planning, and other errands and life situations, I have been crazy busy (and tired), but I hope to get back to blogging soon!


Beatrice is looking OK, right? I have her sitting right outside the front door, which means she gets more shade than sun. Sometimes I move her to the yard, praying the maintenance guys don’t need to mow the lawn that day.

I’m patiently waiting for the rest of the buds to bloom more beautiful colors. Maybe Beatrice needs more sun and less shade … hmmmmm. I may worry about her, but seeing her when I come home makes me smile.



I spotted my favorite color of Lantanas during a quick stroll in the greenhouse, and I decided to finally bite the bullet and buy the pretty flowers. A pretty blue ombre-ish ceramic pot had caught my eye for a weeks, and I thought the pot would be perfect for the Lantanas. Much thanks to my co-workers who gave me so much advice to keep Beatrice alive and transplanted the flowers from three smaller pots to the big one.

Fingers crossed I can help Beatrice continue to bloom during the summer since I don’t have much of a green thumb. The beautiful colors and small blooms are just too pretty, and I think Beatrice looks fabulous sitting outside my front door, where she receives sun, shade, and sprinkles when it rains. My hope is Beatrice will bloom a little more and fuller. I hope my black thumb doesn’t kill her immediately. Wish me luck!


I miss writing. I have been so busy with work at the flower shop that I haven’t had a good chance to sit down and write. Hopefully when the month ends, I will have more time on my hands to concentrate on my book. So for now, I’m leaving with you a few of my favorite memes about writers.