This is the beautiful plant my mother-in-law brought to me on Mother's Day. How very optimistic of her!
This is what remains of the hibiscus that my mother brought to me on Mother's Day 2004.
It's not that I wanted to let the plant die, I am just not very good at the whole water the flowers deal. It is a running joke that plants do not survive in our home. To my credit, my children are still alive and well fed and watered!! Right now it is raining so today is a good day for the new plant!
On a lighter note I am reading a book called Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant. It was recommended by someone from The Well Trained Mind and I am really enjoying it. Finding an uninterrupted block of time to read it, well, that's another story! Honestly, how long can one sit in the bathroom and read before the rest of the family becomes hip to the game?
Have you gotten the chance to read lately? What are you reading? I am always on the lookout for a good book review!