That's excellent news! Since I recently received an orchid in full bloom I'm wondering how or if I will be able to get it to bloom again next year? What's your secret?I have an orchid that did not winter well in my very cold bedroom! I lost the last bloom earlier this spring and prayed it would come back and today I have the first bloom with about 20 more buds, many of which are ready to burst open! That makes me very happy!
Wonderful News. for the record I can't think of a better "Thumb Thearpy" Happy SoapingNot for the first time, but again today my Occupational Therapist told me that making soap is very good therapy for my thumb and hand and that I should be doing it more.
Today I was able to turn the key in the ignition in a normal fashion, holding the key between my thumb & fingers, turn it the right to start the engine and not feel pain. Of course there is pressure and it's not yet totally comfortable, but it's the first time since my surgery I have accomplished starting my car normally.
Today I was able to clean off my soaping worktable without adapting my thumb and my hand in order to get it done. I has able to get it tidy without wearing out my hand to the extent that I had to go lay down and wear an ice pack. I am really happy about this progress!
And I am supposed to make more soap! How's that for therapy orders?
Such beautiful pictures "Snowy Owl" is my favorite.Cuteness alert!!!! I somehow felt the urge to watch out for a new avatar photo, and browsed Commons for cute owl photos. Awwwww!! Sooo beautiful animals – sometimes attentive and curious (construed as stuck-up or sapient, by our human mimic standards). Sometimes tired, sometimes playful, sometimes diligent, sometimes attentive, sometimes lazy. They look clumsy, but they fly elegantly and inaudibly, and are unbeaten in their head rotation skills! Notoriously nocturnal. A true spirit animal.
I'll leave my second-favourite findings here for general amusement:
Source of my previous avatar: File:Athene cuniculariaa.jpg - Wikipedia