Monday, May 4, 2009


These are Bob's violets. They were in a basket of plants that he got when he had his colon surgery 2 years ago. It has bloomed pretty continually. It quit for a while and I repotted it into a larger pot and now it is off and running again. It sits on my kitchen window sill in front of the sink so when I am doing dishes its what I get to look at. Love it. I don't touch it, I kill violets quickly - Bob tends it.

The doctor had good and bad news this morning. One he grounded me for 2 more weeks from the horses or doing anything too strenuous. He is most worried about my shoulder when the seat belt crossed. It is not anything permanent but is black and blue. The headache is attacking this evening too.

I did go out and pet the horses and talk to them a bit this afternoon. I was hoping to ride this weekend. Oh well. I would rather be well than go against the doctor. Rosie wanted me to brush her some more today so I did for a little.

A terrific Tuesday to you all.


  1. I'm glad you are doing better, sort of...still are sore and you have that nagging headache though. I love Violets too and I can't take care of them either...for some reason I kill them and they are so pretty!

  2. So sorry to read all you have gone through over the past days/weeks ... just take it easy and pamper yourself a bit and you'll heal properly! That violet is so gorgeous! Most people kill their violets by overwatering them ... I use to do that but I finally learned to just let them go completely dry for a little bit and don't spray water on the leaves -- they hate that! God bless you and I hope you have a good week!

  3. Just take it slow and you'l be ok but YES do what the doctor says. I remember Grandma's violets. She could grow flowers for twigs.

  4. What a beautiful photo! You should frame and enter it.

    I love violets. They are one of my favorites, but they are a bit tempermental. It takes just the right amount of light and water to make them happy. Sounds like Bob has the secret to success.

  5. Maybe his secret is not watering them too much. What ever it works.

  6. Dad does a tiny handful of water every morning. He's shown me and he's very proud of the violet.