Monday, March 4, 2013

Miscellaneous Monday

The first Monday in March, oh, do I even bother to ask, "where has the time gone?"  I think not, I'll just jump right in to MM because I do have some "unbelievable" stuff to share.
Interesting plant............
This is what is called the ZiZi plant, short for 
 Zamioculcas Zamiifolia. ~aren't we glad they shorted it to something easy to pronounce~  It is a slow growing, low light tropical plant.  "They" say that it is impossible to kill.  I do not have the greenest thumb but I have definitely grown some beautiful house plants over the years.  I had one of our local florist get this for me because I had heard so much about them and wanted to try my hand with it and it's a great conversation piece for sure. We shall see how it does.

Doggie boots.......
If you've been reading my blog very long, then you recognize this as Tater.  Tater belongs to my brother and family in Des Moines.  Tater is a Golden Doodle and has no idea he's a dog.  And soon after they moved to Des Moines from Sarasota (I know, can you get much further from Florida weather than Des Moines) Tater was introduced to doggie boots.  He loves them and it helps when he comes back in the house to not make such a mess.  He had a chance to "strut his stuff" in them this past week.

Tulips, tulips and more tulips......
  This is the Reily Memorial Methodist Church in Collinston, La.  Collinston is a small community of 287 dear folks and this church serves as it's #1 landmark. It's about 8-10 miles from where we live and for the past several years the members have planted about 1000 tulip bulbs that burst forth in early spring.  It is a sight to see and is a spot used by many for photos during that time.  We drove over last week to take it all in and were certainly not disappointed.  It is perfectly gorgeous!  It's a shame that tulips don't have a longer life of blooms. 

Never seen such......
  Meet Roxanne Elizabeth, yes, that's right folks!  When we pulled up to the above mentioned church, there was a lady there taking pictures of her pet squirrel in the tulips.  As I got closer to her I could hardly believe my eyes.  I had never seen such in my life.  Roxanne was rescued by the lady from a dog's mouth when she was about a day old.  She is now 17 days old.  The owner has made her some dresses and she goes everywhere her owner goes.  She has a little "pet purse" she keeps her in.  I told the lady that this was the very creature that nearly caused me to have an early death when it got in through our fireplace vents and went scurrying through our house.  Have mercy, I cannot imagine holding one in my hand or having one as a pet.  But, it is very obvious that Roxanne and her owner have a very special relationship.  Oh, by the way, Rosanne's nickname is
"Foxy Roxy." 

Ponder these.......
*A successful person, is the average person focused.
*Ordinary people think merely of spending time, great
people think of using it.
  *Failure is never as scary as regret.
*The bigger the challenge, the greater the opportunity. 

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. I know all about ZiZi! I have had one for over a year and it's cannot kill it. It's my kind of houseplant. You can practically ignore. Love the tulips and ya gotta love Foxy Roxy. That is incredible..only in La.

  2. I know all about ZiZi! I have had one for over a year and it's cannot kill it. It's my kind of houseplant. You can practically ignore. Love the tulips and ya gotta love Foxy Roxy. That is incredible..only in La.

  3. Good morning! Well, your right! Lots of interesting things today to share. I might have to look into that ZiZi plant, as I have KILLED every house plant I have ever had, haha. Tulips are gorgeous! Enjoy your day!

  4. I've never heard of the ZiZi plant. Sounds like my kind of houseplant. ;-)

    Those tulips are gorgeous!

    I am totally freaked out at the entire idea of a pet squirrel. Ewwwwwwww!

  5. Definitely a bunch of interesting things today. Absolutely love the little squirrel in her tiny dress! That is just creativity at its best. Happy Monday! xoxo

  6. I grow all kinds of houseplants, but I've never heard of a ZiZi interesting! Let us know how it goes! Oh...I love me some tulips and those are breathtaking! I am cracking up about that pet squirrel. What a cute little thing! That is definitely a new one on me! Have a Happy Monday, Lea!

  7. That is one interesting house plant, I hope you post as it develops.
    Those tulips were amazing, what a great idea that was to plant around that little white church, that I loved!
    The pet squirrel....well I don' see one in my future. We had a bird fly in our house Saturday evening and I was freaked out about that!

    Have a blessed week, I love starting my Monday's with you!


  8. I love the tulips, but that squirrel is too too much : ) Have a great Monday!

  9. Maybe a ZiZi plant is what I need--sounds like it was named after my initials:) I have no indoor plants because I tend to forget they need water. The squirrel would be cute in ceramic, but I'm getting the heebyjeebies thinking about that woman actually holding and dressing and carrying around that critter. Ew.

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  11. I've never heard of a ZiZi plant before. I don't have a much a green thumb either. The tulips are gorgeous! Not sure how I feel about a pet squirrel, in a dress. Blessings!

  12. Oh, I'll bet that plant wouldn't last a month with me! I'm terrible at plants.

    That squirrel is cute, but I'd be afraid it would turn on me one day! Trusting would aren't I?


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