Well I am still alive. And here it is the first day of May! If I survive this year it seems it will be a miracle. My sinus problems started going away ~ thank You Lord! Then my hubby brought in some tiny bugs on his clothes (from blowing leaves and other stuff around in the yard) and I got all kinds of bites on me because he laid down on the bed with his dirty clothes on!!!! I think it might have been chiggars (or chiggers) . I react BADLY to them. Always have since I was a very young child. Main reason I never would roll and tumble in the yard as a child. They make great welts and expand into a rash AND ITCH LIKE HELL. Please excuse my language, but they really do and if I scratch it turns into a bigger rash (has to do with my weird allergies!!). Any way after having to strip the bed, vacumn the bed and surrounding areas REAL GOOD and do some spraying, I stopped acquiring more bites. But I have been doped up on Benadryl for almost a week now and things are finally getting better.
So this morning I strolled out in the yard to check out my new rose bush ~ a Don Juan climbing rose. The single bud on it has finally opened. It is so pretty and velvety looking.
I almost missed the bloom. I think mixed with the other rose (with small baby pink blooms) on the other side of the arbor it make an interesting coverage. The other one has buds on it, so you will see them soon.
Don bought me some multicolored Lantana (6 plants) and I am going to set them out on either side of the front steps. They will make a good moderately sized bushes for those steep steps. My grandmother Nelson had a Lantana on one side of her back door steps and I aways was facinated by the multi colored blooms. This is as close as I have found to my Grandmothers plant. I think the pink in hers was lighter than this is but I haven't found any that exact color. I will keep looking though. It comes back every sping and really doesn't take any work to keep them pretty. A good old fashioned flower. Here is mine still in the package.
I hope all of you have a great week and just maybe I can get back to working on my crafts again. I had several projects started for Mothers Day, but had to go to bed instead.
May God bless each of you.