Roses, Always Roses


My youngest brother is such a thoughtful soul. He called me up from Tulsa, OK at exactly 12am yesterday just to greet me a happy birthday. We talked for almost an hour. Yes we could stay talking that long about anything under the sun but it is always about our family mostly. The funny thing is, he is such a funny guy too. Laughter is not far behind when we are on the phone so many miles from each other.

He filled my phone with 59 birthday greetings, can you believe? We laughed and I asked him, “did you count?” It is one unforgettable birthday, turning 59, that is!

And yes, he sent me this lovely photo of the roses growing in their garden. How nice!

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About arlene

It's been some years since I started this blog. Supposedly, it was only to share my plight as a cancer patient and survivor but over the years it has somehow evolved into something personal about my life and my family. So really glad to have met you all wonderful people out there. Someone commented once that he liked the title of this blog, Dreams and Escapes. Dream on, there are more things in life than we really think. Be happy, you only live once. Sometimes you also need an escape from the vicissitudes of life and this blog helps me cope. Welcome. Feel free to leave your comments, I do welcome them.

6 responses to “Roses, Always Roses”

  1. Jeanmiracle says :

    Happy happy birthday Auntie!
    …and He will give the desires of your heart. 🙂
    I’m so proud of you! 💕👍🎂💙💚💜

    • arlene says :

      Ay ang galing, naka access ka! Thanks. Sana subscribe ka dun sa main blog ko. Dreams and Escapes. gusto ko yang mga hearts na yan, just don’t know how to do it 😦

  2. Adrenaline Romance says :

    Great flowers! I have a question though. We planted a few flowers in our new home, but they seem to have withered. From the looks of it, they look as if they’re trying to survive. My mother-in-law said that this is normal as newly planted flowers usually wither and die before the new blossoms emerge. Is she right?

    Here are the things you might need to know:

    1. I’m not sure what’s the name of the plant, but they are small. They have yellow cores and small red petals. They resemble very small sunflowers.
    2. We placed them in plastic pots.
    3. We planted them in commercial garden soil.

    Any info or help is very much appreciated.

    • arlene says :

      did you replant them to new pots? Sometimes, plants need to be acclimatized before they’ll give you wonderful blooms, meaning you have to put them in partial shade first before you remove them from their original pot. I can’t imagine what those flowers are, maybe it is better if you take some pics? It’s not really normal to have newly planted blooms wither and die before you have even enjoyed them.

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