On a more cheery note, I happened in here (here being the room where my computer is...vs the one the whole family uses...and where my houseplants...for the most part....endure...err, I mean live!)...and to my surprise and pleasure, some of the African Violets are in bloom:
Now, isn't that nice. I can't take any credit, however, because I am a neglectful houseplant person. I keep meaning to cut them down to just the African Violets and Orchids because they best seem to appreciate my...lack...of attention. I'm thinking maybe that's the secret to African Violets...ignore them...and look what you get!