Tuesday, June 6, 2017
My wife's cousin Jeannie liked growing violets. She did so with some years of success and some years they just wouldn't grow well. I have the same experiences with them and for now while I am at the new house, I will try to maintain the ones that I can. Jeannie had been in a hospice for the past four days and she passed away last evening. Her struggles through blood clots and the removal of them was such an offense to her body. Her choice to go to the hospice was her decision to stop her pain. Her daughter did spend time with her the last two days after almost 28 days of hospitalization and hospice. Our memories of Jeannie will be the ones we have of an energetic, people-loving woman who loved dogs.
I don't think I will ever get a large collection of violets again, but nothing stops me from picking up a cheap violet once in a while in memory of all those people that grew them. We both enjoy this window area for the plants to be displayed in the light.
We are resting today with a few loose ends still to do concerning my wife's cousin's death. I am resting today instead of mowing my back yard. The hot temperatures do give me a good excuse not to do the job. I need to water tomato plants and new hosta plants as they are suffering in the heat. My neighbor is saying it is time to water the yards but I will have to think about that. I have never watered a lawn in my life. I guess if it looks too yellow compared to all the neighbor's other yards I might have to consider it.
Thank you all for staying loyal to my blog. I wish everyone to be well today.