Thursday, September 13, 2012
Mums and stuff
Aren't these beautiful? I bought the two mums for $1.98 each about six weeks ago... as I had been taught, choosing those which had just enough blooms to tell the color but mostly in the bud stage. So they have had a long life.
When it started getting hot again, I repotted them into this flowerpot I already owned. They have been the centerpiece on our dining table ever since.
I have a collection of teacups with a chrysanthemum theme, too. They have been fairly easy to find while thrifting over the years.
This recent buffet display shows a few of them in an otherwise theme of the color lavender. Since I don't have a mantel in this house, the buffet top is where I change pretty things once in awhile.
Here is what the full zinnia bouquet looked like. I just put fresh zinnias in the Ball jar this morning but I have not had time to take a picture. The recent rains have refreshed my zinnia flowers!
Isn't it just astounding what beauty one can get from a $2.00 seed package and a lot of patience? Whenever I plant zinnias, I think of my father all these years later. :)
Regarding the family drama:
Thank you for the kind comments about our having to break from that relationship. It was a difficult decision because my husband is the person's legal financial guardian and now he has requested papers to change that immediately. He does have a professional already assisting so the change should be easy.
He has warned the individual and other family members this day would come if circumstances did not change. Instead, they have become so much worse that this family member was not invited to the wedding due to concerns they would make an unwanted scene.
So what changed it this time? There came a day when we realized the emotional poison the other person is bringing to our family is far greater than the grace to handle it. Even though hubby knew the decision may make him persona non grata in his family. Yes, the person involved knew hubby had just come through surgery and was in pain during this last meltdown.
The Scripture that we discussed (and gave us peace) was how even God withdrew grace and handed over people to their own "reprobate mind" after a season of grace. It is in the end the decision of the person who chooses to continue their behavior that causes the decision... not the one who has to make it.
He says he feels like an enormous weight has lifted from his shoulders.
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 11:09 AM