neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

real life Friday

It got up to nearly 70 degrees today.  Mom took a mental health day comp day for working the previous Sunday, and we went to Longwood Gardens.  There were more tulips and daffodils in the conservatories, and they'd swapped out the forsythia down the middle of the Main Conservatory for yellow butterfly bush, but things had not changed too drastically from two weeks ago.

Mom and I switched off on using the scooter.  I'd just gotten one, just about the last they had left at the time, and we took turns with it.  Mom ended up riding a good bit more than I did, I think.  After all, I'm supposed to be getting exercise for my ankle, and I've had very little of that these past couple of months.  My ankle is stiff now, but not bad.

Mom said it had done her a lot of good to get out and get fresh air and see all that greenery and all those flowers.  I think it was the first time she'd had a good day in a very long time.  It was pretty crowded for a day in February, as many other people seemed to have the idea to get out on a nice day.

The thing I really wanted to see outside was whether the witch hazel was blooming, and the trees were.  They've got yellows, reds and oranges.

We did a little shopping after, then headed back towards home to call for several pizzas.  It was pizza and video night for the church book club, which means that you don't have to have read a book, and you get food.  Even Dad came.  The movie was "Pay It Forward." Many improbable things happened in the movie and I was not very happy with the ending.  The idea of helping people and telling them to pay it forward was a cool one, though.  Perhaps I'll read the book, and see if or how it differs from the movie.  Maybe it won't be so melodramatic.

It was a good day for me, too.  It was nice to see the book group people and extra people there for pizza at church.  It was really nice to go to Longwood Gardens on a nice day, and have someone to share it with.  It's much better than going by yourself.

Tags: flowers, garden

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