Thursday, 23 July 2015

Crappy day turned good

Yesterday was a crappy day.  Actually it was the end of Tuesday that was the crappy part and then it carried over to yesterday.  I was very upset and emotional and by the evening I didn't know quite what to do with myself.  I didn't blog most of the day, or do any housework or much of anything really.  Didn't even watch TV or read.  Anyway, but by the evening I was not in a good state. 

Hubby did his very best as he always does and to help cheer me up he made a gooseberry fool for dessert.  It was delicious, stewed gooseberries, custard and whipped cream all mixed together.  The perfect combination of sweet and sharp.  Although it was a lovely thing for him to have done and it did make me feel better, I was still rather emotional.

Then after dinner, as he does, hubby went out to do a garden patrol.  He likes to take a look and see what has grown or been eaten or flowered.  All of a sudden he came rushing in and said "you have to come and see this, you have to come and see this!!!".  He was practically bouncing up and down he was so excited!

So out we went to the garden and we stood by one of the yucca pots and he said "look".  I was thinking yes, what, I don't see anything.

Then hubby pointed out this.


And this.


And then this.


I know that you are probably wondering what the excitement was.  Well, a few weeks ago now we split our yucca plant in two.  One part has been doing well, as you can see (left).


The other though was looking pretty darn sick and rather dead (right).  I said to leave it though and see what happened.  And look, this is what has happened!!  I know it isn't exciting to most people, but it was to us, and more importantly it was just the lift that I needed.

So thank you hubby and thank you yucca gods for looking after our plants so well!  It looks as though both yuccas are going to make it!  Yay!!!!


Oh, and hubby wants you to see his hostas as well and how well they are flowering!


The crappy stuff had still happened, but I have a strong belief that there is always a silver lining in every cloud, even if it is a tiny little scrap of silver, and yesterday I found that there were three little silver scraps to make the crappy less crappy!

Amy

51 comments:

  1. Amy, I'm so sorry you've been having such a difficult time, I do hope things improve for you soon. I well understand the joy of seeing a stump sprouting new shoots, it's exactly the sort of thing I get excited about too. I hope it's a good weekend for you both, look after yourself. CJ xx

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  2. The triumph of hope over adversity. Plants are amazing and I'm stupidly pleased by the smallest triumph. That yucca will be fine - well done. Hang in there. Sam x

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  3. All the crappy stuff is there just to remind us how good the good times are xx

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  4. It's great that your husband tried to cheer you up when you're feeling down. and great that he found the yucca plant starting to recover. The hosta flowers are looking good. I just noticed ours flowering yesterday. My husband loves hostas so we have quite a few varieties about the garden.

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  5. Gardens bring a lot of joy, glad you got the 'lift' you needed x

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  6. As the owner of a very large (indoor) yucca, I quite understand your excitement. Ours had been split into two pots, but has now been reunited in one much larger pot, and is thriving - we had it in our last house, so it must be 10 years old. Our hostas are flowering too - but I have to admit I prefer them without flowers!!
    You are right, sometimes it just takes a little thing to lift your spirits - and I hope there will be many more to brighten your days ahead.
    Anne xx

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  7. Glad there was a silver lining, gardens always seem to have something positive to offer. Take care x

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  8. (I already wrote this but I'd cleared my cache and cookies last night and had to sign back in so, if this is a duplicate, feel free to delete it!)

    Sorry for the crappy stuff you're dealing with, Amy. Hopefully, as the saying goes, this too will pass - hopefully sooner rather than later. Yay for the yuccas! :o)

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  9. Sorry you've been having a rough time, Amy. I hope things start looking up for you very soon. Xxx

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  10. Oh Amy feeling bad for you and sending hugs to cheer you up but it sounds as though hubby and new yuccas shoots really helped!
    Hope today is better!
    God bless.

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  11. So exciting to see the yucca shoots, maybe it was all that hot weather that got it going again. It sounds like you need a holiday, have a bit of a break, even if it's just an afternoon. x

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  12. I hope things are improving for you. Your hostas are lovely, unlike mine which seem to attract unwanted attention from the slugs!!

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  13. Keep looking for the good stuff, it's all around us, even when the crappy stuff seems overwhelming. Thinking of you and sending best wishes.

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  14. Sorry you are having such a tough time at the moment, bu yay for silver linings.
    Clare x

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  15. Brilliant news and the hostas are looking good too, no sight of slug damage, that mulch must be keeping them at bay.

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  16. Wonderful how such gifts from nature can make even the worst day so much better. I'm sorry things have been 'off', I know how that can feel, and it is so difficult to settle to anything, be it blogging, sewing, reading etc. Three cheers for the yukkas - such a triumph when it all works out in the garden. xx

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  17. Sorry you were feeling upset, but how nice your hb is cheering you up! Your discovery of the re growing plant is exciting, I have had garden moments like that too so I do understand! Hope things are getting better and you have a happy rest of the week.
    Helen xox

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  18. Sorry you had a crappy day, glad you were able to find some happiness in your garden. Hope today is a good day for you :)

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  19. There IS always a silver lining. Through the tough times, I remind myself to find happiness in the little things. Those shoots would have been my little things and would have made my heart race too. I'd have been bounding back indoors to grab someone to show them too. You have a little something to look forward to in watching those shoots grow, and they will remind you of a crappy day turned good xx

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  20. Bad days but great news for you and yucca.
    Hope you feel better!
    Miss xx

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  21. hugs to you I love the wonderment in the garden-always a happy place for me too. and what an awesome hubby to make you dessert he deserves an extra hug just for that

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  22. Good old yucca plant for bringing you good news at the end of your awful day and full marks to your hubby for providing comfort food just when you need it. Hope things improve soon Amy, take carexx

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  23. Souds like your husband is such a great guy! Glad the yucca is showing such promise.

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  24. Nature is a wonderful thing, when life if crappy it can pick you up and make everything feel a little better. Big hugs to you xx

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  25. Hello, I know how you feel. We are usually in Molyvos at this time of year, but have had to stop going due to Hubby's MS. Then he forgot to press buy on my one of my Birthday pressies (thankfully the one he did do was fab!) and instead of taking me out for lunch, he is having a sleep as he's having a bad few days. BUT I am happy that i received so many lovely cards. I think sometimes we forget to see the little things in the "bad" and we need a little shove to see them. Hope the bad gets smaller and the good gets bigger. xxx

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  26. Sorry you had a lousy day. It's really hard to kill a cactus, as they can survive and thrive in the worst conditions imaginable.

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  27. I'm sorry you had such a rough day, Amy. I hope today is much better. But I'm very glad you found some silver linings; your hubby sounds very sweet. Congrats on the yucca plant starting to grow again! I'm a terrible gardener with a black thumb and tend to kill things.

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  28. Aw, Amy. I'm so sorry you had such a day! I think we all have days like that at times. and how sweet of your hubby to make you a delicious desert and try to cheer you up. Yay for the yucca! We used to live in New Mexico and have one and they just got to big. I hope today is better for you and you know I always love it when you pop in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  29. I'm glad you could find a silver lining. Sometimes that is ALL that holds us together through the rough times.

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  30. Yes, sometimes all it takes are the little things to lift our spirits up once again. I think the yucca plant coming back was a sign just for you...a sign of renewal and rebirth. Have a beautiful day!

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  31. There is something about a garden that feeds our soul, glad yours helped you. Sending warm thoughts your way, know how the bad stuff can linger.

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  32. When I have days like that I often reach a point where I consider them beyond redemption, and know the only thing that is going to make it better is to go to bed and hope for better things in the morning. I'm glad you were able to recover before you got to that point. It's one of the many gifts a garden has to give. :-)

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  33. I'm so glad you found something to cheer you up. Hope you're feeling like your lovely old self.again. Take care and I hope your weekend is lovely and restful. X

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  34. I would never try to split a yucca! Man, you are brave, Amy!
    Looks like it worked! Good for you...
    Tell a hubby his Hostas look great! Geesh....men,eh? Hahaha!
    Take it easy....tomorrow is Friday!
    We have Miss V for the day♥️
    Cottage tomorrow....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  35. So glad you turned that frown upside down and found some joy in your day! God bless that hubby for playing a nice part in it too. Chin up soldier and keep looking for the beauty and joy!! Hugs my Friend. xoxo

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  36. Silver linings indeed...gooseberry fool (gooseberries are my fave) and a sprouting yucca. Husband's hostas are extremely impressive, no slug damage whatsoever. Top marks to that man. Hope your crap has gone and you are feeling better. x

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  37. Bless your heart looking at the good even during a difficult day. I am here if you need anything, I hope you know that.
    Hugs and hope today was much better.
    Meredith

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  38. Sorry to hear you had a bad day and nice that hubby made a desert to cheer you up. Hope you have a great weekend. Joan at www.aviewtothefells.com

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  39. Hope your week gets better, sometimes you just have to go with the crappy parts and then really enjoy the good parts of life when they happen. Happy weekending hopefully for you.

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  40. Hang in there Amy and sometimes it's the tiny things that help you get through each day. Your plants are all doing well, so that is your plus. Take care.

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  41. That is awesome! I'm the same way, I get excited about things like that :-) It's a sign... those little plants defy so many odds and they show us we are strong enough to do so too! Hope you are feeling better!!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  42. Sometimes the little things can lift our spirits. Sorry for the hard stuff.

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  43. The yucca sprouts are a good reason to be excited, and I like your collection of hostas. I hope you have a better day tomorrow.

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  44. New shoots are definitely something to get excited about Amy. It is what keeps me going sometimes too. I hope things are getting better. Take care xxx

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  45. Sorry to hear you had a crappy day but glad you found a silver lining. Lovely hostas by the way!

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  46. Hey Amy,
    Those silver linings crop up in the most unusual of places, don't they? Take care of yourself Amy,
    Leanne xx

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  47. I'm sorry things are so bad for you at the moment but you're right - there are always little things to be happy about if we look hard enough. You should look through your happy jar when things are really tough - maybe it will help. take care x

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  48. A husband that understands the power of desert is nothing to be sneezed at :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  49. Hopefully the good times will soon outweigh the difficult times. Hang on in there. X

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