Our week started off with a bang as Abigail decided to have her hair cut for Locks of Love. We have never cut her hair -- only trimmed it an inch or two twice a year -- so this was a big decision! She has been deliberating for months, but once her mind was made up, she could hardly wait to get it done, so we headed out Monday afternoon for her big event.
I finally did something I have long meant to do...followed all of the instructions for forcing a potted amaryllis to go dormant and then bringing it "back to life" again. It is blooming now -- a brilliant orange-red four-bloomer with a shimmery, sparkly sheen that I couldn't get to show up in a picture. We are thoroughly enjoying its beauty.