My first bouquet of roses for the year. Well to be honest these beauties are from last week after I cleaned out all of my Christmas stuff. I mean I took down our tree and all that right after the New Year and then I gave our house a really good thorough cleaning as I did before Christmas. And I felt that my cleaning wasn’t complete until I got a fresh bouquet of roses. I always struggle with the “after holidays naked home blues”. I wrote in my last post that I’ve been saving little things for January like the marble candle and the new flower vase .. small things like that. And as the Valentine’s Day approaches all I can think of is to fill our house with roses <3
I don’t have green thumbs but I have a couple of tricks that I’ve learned along the way. And the newest trick that I’ve learned is that I mix 2 table spoons of sugar and 2 table spoons of apple cider vinegar with fresh water. It should keep the flowers alive longer. Actually first I use the little “flower food” bag that comes with the roses but after a couple of days when I change the water and cut the stems, I do this little mix.
Like I said I got these roses last week and they are still alive. A couple of them died right away but rest of them are still going strong. I changed the water again today and made a new mix of that “flower power sauce”. Let’s see if they make it to the weekend.
Last but not least for the longest time I did yoga today. It’s been forever since I’ve done it. I had a few moments of desperation during my yoga when I realized how stiff I’ve gotten! My neck and shoulders are pretty much chronically in pain. So I have this little 20min neck and shoulder yoga video that I do here and there. But it’s mostly sitting and stretching. Now I did a good 50min strength yoga and I feel so good and light as a feather afterwards. I love the feeling when blood starts running throughout the body and tomorrow I’m pretty sure that I can feel muscles that I didn’t know that existed. I definitely should start doing yoga more often again. I used to be so good and do it weekly. Now I just have to be patient and start carefully though.
Enjoy your evening!