Yeah, I think this winter is finally getting to me.
Oh, I know all the tricks. Light up the house like a landing strip at O'Hare, keep track of how sunset is a little later every day, make sure to exercise, blahblahblah.
Frankly, by the time February rolls around, I'm scrounging around in the bottom of my bag of tricks, looking for ways to make the winter endurable until Spring sashays in.
So when Walmart had a clearance sale on houseplants last week, well ...
I bought a Schefflera. Then I bought a Ponytail Palm. Then, I went back last night and bought a Marginata Palm. I have no idea if I even spelled any of that correctly, I'm just going by what was printed on the little tags, but AT LEAST I HAVE GREEN STUFF TO LOOK AT.
It is a comfort on mornings like this one, when I wake to discover that - surprise! - we got a couple of inches of unexpected snow last night, and I had to shovel, AND the plow guy had not bothered to come through by the time I had to leave for work, meaning I had to muscle the car up onto the main road to even get to the office, and
Hang in there, pretty green plants. It's you and me until the Spring.