January Flowers

January is the month to purchase flowers at Kroger’s. They had roses for $10 a dozen. I ordered the color I liked through Click List. They were gorgeous! There is no certainty these days that roses will open in a lovely fashion, or wilt and bend over, or stay frozen in the pose of the bud. These opened gradually and in a remarkable fashion. Especially at $10 a dozen! I also splurged and ordered a bunch of tulips. They did not have the small bunch I ordered, so they queried the proposal that I mighty want to accept the larger bunch in its place. Well, certainly! Especially since they only charged me the smaller bunch price.

The wonderful thing about tulips, once they are cut – they are the only cut flower that continues to grow after being cut. (I think I learned that from a weatherman on TV.) So I made arrangements of the two flowers.

Four days later the arrangements looked rangy. The tulips had grown, as Tim Hedricks told us. So I cut the tulips back and changed the water, letting them bloom on!

Aren’t they sweet? Too bad they have no fragrance!

I liked them so much I bought the two flowers again this week, although in different colors! They are especially soothing as we tear up the house, take down photos and favorite things off the walls getting ready to show this house. We have lived here about 15 years. Last time we moved we had lived there 30 years. Raised two kiddos there. So this is not as emotional as leaving where the babies grew up. We do have some wonderful memories here, though. As I went out to walk Lucky last night I remembered the Peter, Paul and Mary song that started, “This house goes on sale every Wednesday morning And taken off the market in the afternoon.” Written by Tom Jones. Now Taylor, if you read that, it’s just a song! You know we intend to move!

I counted in the bedroom. Bob had about 20 nail holes to patch. And my favorite deep purple wall will need painting according to realtor advice. The realtor wants to meet in about 4 weeks and show the house March 1. Seems too early to me, but we are adamant about a clause that gives us two weeks to move out AFTER we close on the new one.

Glad we did not wait until we were any older to do this! Every evening we are weary and making lists of what else needs to be done. Quite a pandemic distraction!

5 Comments

  1. Thank you for keeping flowers around the house during the gray winter months. They have been a delight amidst all the work we’re doing

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    1. Thank you for doing all the heavy work! I love you!

      On Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 6:18 AM Treasures in Plain Sight wrote:

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  2. I love the beautiful flowers, Molly. I need to check out the flowers a the grocery store the next time that I go shopping. A long time ago a friend convinced me that there is nothing wrong in buying flowers for yourself, even if you are a guy. I read with interest all of the work that you and Robert have been doing as you prepare to move. It kind of makes me think that I should start paring down my possessions now rather than wait until I am thinking of moving. I go back and forth about whether or not I want to stay in the Washington DC area, given that I am no longer working.

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  3. I’m sitting here preparing to make my Kroger Pickup list. Hmmm cut flowers sound wonderful. Still have my candy cane poinsettia from my sister for my Dec bday. Losing leaves but blooms still are gorgeous!

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