A whole month has passed since my last update, and the only thing new around these parts is this plant - this single, lonely houseplant. 

J and I went to Home Depot about a month ago for the sole purpose of finding some plants for the house. Plants as in plural. We found a bunch and somehow walked away from the register having spent $193. That total included firewood and a couple other small knick-knacks for the house, but the bulk of the purchase was devoted to plants, and planters, and soil, and other things I didn't even know you needed in order to properly care for the plants. 

So we get home, start setting everything in their supposedly proper places, and it just doesn't feel... right. After three trips back to Home Depot, almost everything was returned (and credited back to the account), except for the planter shown in that first photo and the firewood/knick-knacks. Oh, and that actual plant? It's one I came across at Wal-Mart last week that happened to look 10 times better than all the larger plants I had ever seen at Home Depot. It also only cost $13 and even had a nice little white bud in the center. 

This one for sure feels like it belongs. It might not stay in that corner, but I've already repotted it, so I'm definitely not taking it back. Let us pray I keep it alive.

In other news, there is no other news. February has been a slow one. Valentine's Day was spent at work and then lounging on the couch in the evening. I wasn't feeling well, so our dinner reservations hopefully went to some other deserving couple. 

I know most everyone is already anticipating spring, but I'll be content with a few more weeks of "let's burn a fire tonight" weather.