The hydrangeas are blooming all over town. I haven't seen any "blue" ones though, they all seem to be white. (Ours is still in the ground and it is still in "brown stick" status. Yes I know that means it's dead, but it looks all Ikebana in the garden, so it's still there.) We bought a blooming jasmine to replace the dead stick we bought, only to find out that they can't survive outside for the winter so we can't put it in the ground.
It looks like we are buying that property. Both spouse and I are very excited about it. We are using all of our means to acquire it, and even though the property will have a positive cash flow, I'm going to go into extreme spendthrift mode, I just know it. I get nervous when the savings fall below a certain level.
A long time ago, I chose bankruptcy to eliminate all the debt I had accumulated in college. What were the credit card companies thinking? In the end, they "gave" me over 50,000 dollars in credit for a student working as a busboy in a hotel - part time. I lay the blame squarely on them. (It feels better to blame them than cop to being irresponsible.) It was the easiest thing to do, fill out a few papers, make sad eyes at the judge and POOF! No more creditors.
But then, you must live within your means for 10 years as that's how long the black mark follows you around. And so I did, and continue to do so. I have credit cards now, but I never let them carry a balance. Ever.
How did I get from flowers to here? I have no point. Really. Enjoy the day.