With no time for Yoga I am trying to concentrate on my breathing.
Short shallow breaths have made me feel anxious...
closing my eyes and focusing on my breath offers some relief.
Fortunately we live close to each other so I can be at Mom's in minutes
it's a pleasant walk and one that allows me to clear my head a bit.
I've been waking earlier than usual and feeling like I haven't really had a restorative sleep.
Spending more time talking on the phone with my sister keeping her in the loop.
I'll be spending most of my day with Mother keeping watch.
She has colour in her face and has been able to keep food down
so I am guardedly optimistic that she is on the mend.
I made lunch at 2 o'clock after I had tended to Mother and walked back home.
Part of me wanted to have something comforting like a grilled cheese sandwich
but my inner voice said don't go down that road...
bread has not passed these lips in many weeks.
The little fry pan is one of the newer additions to The Humble Bungalow kitchen.
Chartreuse green in sturdy cast iron.
I think of this dish as a hot salad...
I think it was Lisa from a mid life of privilege who suggested hot salads
Add a free range egg for the protein portion of the meal.
Protein has been instrumental in my improved eating regime.
Colourful vegetables elevate my mood and excite my taste buds.
Aren't these cheery cherry tomatoes?
Roses can take me to a happy place...
I am nothing if not passionate about growing roses.
the glorious fragrant climbing Royal Sunset
the name of this rose escapes me at the moment
a hardy climber and a reliable repeat bloomer
There are many more roses growing in our soil
tended lovingly by The Hostess.
"Hostess Rose Tips"
If you want to grow roses you must be willing to put in the time.
Dead head spent blooms
when you cut a rose make certain that you cut above the 5 leaves on the stem
feed them a handful of epsom salts once a month during flowering and water well
water during the day to avoid getting black spot
prune hard in March
buy roses that are fragrant and preferably from a reputable grower like David Austin
opt for repeat bloomers
choose an array of colours
don't be afraid of cutting some and bringing them indoors to enjoy
and always bring a bouquet with you when visiting friends
sharing your passion with others just feels right.
Kenneth Cole Reaction
cheap sandals from Macy's
for easy walking
and I will close and be off to see Mother.
Hope you enjoyed the brief foray on The Humble Bungalow roses...
Thank you wonderful readers for your kind, thoughtful and supportive comments
they have really been helping me put on my brave face and go forward with what I need to do.
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Keep Calm and Carry On
is the mantra of the moment.