Anyway, back to the blooms. Not the best pictures, because I held the camera at flower level instead of getting down there myself. These are what you might call blind shots.
The red ones showed up first, with the lambs ears:
Then the multicoloured ones showed up.
The camera seems to prefer the Toad Abode over the tulips.
And now, the lies of omission. Before I went in for my recent surgery, I was given a lot of advice and/or warnings. Some was true. Some was unnecessarily harsh. ".... is going to be incredibly painful". "You've never felt pain like the pain you'll feel when..." Most, while I'm sure came with good intensions, did more harm than good because it made me dread the things I'd have to do anyway. Even worse - a lot of it wasn't true for me. You know what I wasn't told? I wasn't told that my stomach would stick out like I'm 6 months pregnant for so long. Sure, I did read that "there may be some swelling in the tummy" but not this much for this long. I'm actually really lucky that I lost as much fluid as I did after the surgery, because if I hadn't, I suspect that I'd be walking around in maternity pants... kind of ironic, considering the surgery that I had.
So, today I took the bull by the horns and brought a stability ball in to replace my desk chair. I sat on that thing for three hours before giving up and going back to my usual chair. I wasn't sure why I was feeling so shaky (I was sitting the whole time, after all) so I looked it up online. Apparently, you're supposed to start using stability for a half hour at a time and work up from there. Oops.