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Just little things

Sunday, February 27, 2011

It has just started raining again. I am so glad we got all that outdoor work done yesterday.

This morning, I noticed buds on the weeping willow tree! I love seeing the spring things popping up:


A few days ago, I was watching the birds outside my kitchen..and noticed green tips on my perennial daisies...yesterday I went to get a photo:

Then I saw what is REALLY going on with the daisies!! I had left the "dead" foliage for the many little birds that frequent the yard all winter..sure didn't expect this:


One other interesting..to me...surprise yesterday was that I spent the whole day pulling my pants up! My tummy is why I wear that size..and yesterday, without my tummy, my pants would have surely just slid right off!!! emoticon LOL No pic of that one!!

  
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2CATS2LOVE1 2/28/2011 6:53PM

    emoticoncan't wait for those loose pants too! emoticonLove those plants too! Spring is in the air.

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LOVINGMYSELF101 2/28/2011 10:35AM

    Plants are so amazing. We had an ice storm, so destructive, so breathtakingly beautiful. The trees were broken, we didn't think they would ever recover, but they did. Amazing!

Glad to hear about your pants! Isn't that a great feeling? Can't wait till I have that 'problem', LOL!

(((HUGS))) -Rose

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JOYCEATH50 2/27/2011 8:45PM

    Nice pics. Thanks for visiting my blog. It's always nice to spend time with family. My daughter and granddaughters and mother live a couple of hours away so I don't get to see them like I would. I hope your day was wonderful! I love aquariums! The one at the Indpls zoo is really great. We need to go this summer. I haven't been there in a long time either. Now that I am starting to feel better I am going to get out more. Love Joyce

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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/27/2011 5:16PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon on the pants! Some of mine are so baggy if it wasn't for the elastic waists, I'd have to send them packing. emoticon

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NTSOHLTHNT 2/27/2011 4:21PM

    Thanks for sharing. Although winter is my favorite season, because I can't stand the heat, I so love the renewal springtime brings.
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CELEST 2/27/2011 3:22PM

    Aw Asta you were one photo short... emoticon I love spring too. It is such a rejuvenating month. All the dormant things come alive and reward us for our patience.

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LOVE2WALK1 2/27/2011 2:17PM

    Loose pants....one of my fav things!!!!! Congrats on your changing body. You are blooming just like those daisies!

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Sunshine and outdoor work (and workout!)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Last Thursday night, we had a whopper of a storm come through. Today, Saturday...it is just beautiful outside, and calling for outside activites. SO...storm clean up, yard work and firewood are the order of the day.

My first job was cleaning the clogged culvert...it was blocked by some good size sticks and lots of leaves:


This is the other side of the driveway...the water that had gotten through/across had really flowed hard through here:


The now open culvert:


And the results of some of my raking and cleaning efforts (large pile is what came out of the drainage ditch)


Then on to help with the wood cutting. An old dead tree lost a large limb during the storm. DH decided to cut that up and another dead tree nearby. Here is what we started with.




And then the results of our efforts:







Following all that, I tackled a stick pickup in the yard:

and then added even more:


THEN...I decided to clean up the flower beds in the garden...this is the mess I began with. I forgot to take an "after" photo! By then DH, DS and DGS had all joined me. We left the garden together to go plant a rose bush for my daughter-in-law.

All in all, I spent hours outside with lots of bending and stretching, raking and lifting logs...all of which is good exercise! Yea!!!

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LOVE2WALK1 2/27/2011 2:22PM

    yay for exercise that has such great results!

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BOOKWERME 2/27/2011 10:52AM

    Celeste', when we first moved out here, some of the farm had been bulldozed (including all the perimeter fencing!!) to prepare for the auction...everything else was overgrown with about ten yrs of neglect. The house was in such rough shape that one contractor told Bruce, the best thing you could do is light a match to it. We didn't agree, obviously! It may not have been the best economic choice, but it was a great place to raise a family.

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CELEST 2/27/2011 10:41AM

    That is satisfying work (by my standards anyway). I love outdoors and any work that comes with it and you sure had a good dose of that and got it done.
I love the pictures and I LOVE your home.
Your pictures remind me of when my folks bought their first small holding. It was full of dead black wattles which we had to take down, cut up and roots had to be removed to create camps for the horses. We tumbled into bed most nights exhausted beyond measure....but it was a good way to raise kids and keep em busy.

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LOVINGMYSELF101 2/26/2011 11:39PM

    That is a lot of work! Your house looks similar, the area and yard, culvert, how the road is, to many many of the areas down here in Shell Knob! So beautiful! Hope you don't feel too sore!

(((HUGS)) -Rose

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BOOKWERME 2/26/2011 9:24PM

    Then we had a dose of grandchildren..first the one from next door on one side..then the two from up the hill on the other side. THEN I sat still too long..got involved in a National Geographic movie...and I think everything stiffened into place. LOL Oh dear...I definitely am getting older! emoticon

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RASCALSMOMMA 2/26/2011 7:10PM

    way to go on ambition and fitness minutes!! Good job Asta. HUGS Laurie

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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/26/2011 5:17PM

    Wow, lots of fresh air, sunshine and work. Makes for a great day emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Daffodil day

Monday, February 21, 2011

February 20th


the tulips are coming up!



First visible buds on the daffodils..pic taken early morning.



And then that afternoon:


  
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CASJ57 2/22/2011 10:37AM

    Happy day! emoticon

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HODGESLOVE 2/22/2011 1:59AM

  I love this time of year when everything is blooming...
All that beauty takes away my winter blues... emoticon

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BOOKWERME 2/21/2011 9:03PM

    OK by me, Laurie! emoticon emoticon

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RASCALSMOMMA 2/21/2011 9:02PM

    LETS Flood the world with Spring!! HUGS,,

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BOOKWERME 2/21/2011 6:49PM

    I admit, I was pretty surprised to see buds..and REALLY surprised when they opened the same day! emoticon I am eager for spring and summer flowers!!!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/21/2011 6:48PM

    Wow, mine are up but not open yet emoticon thanks for sharing their beauty.

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CELEST 2/21/2011 4:14PM

    Daffodils are such perky happy flowers....I love them!


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FELIXC 2/21/2011 4:08PM

    Yay! Looks like Spring has sprung!

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Could it be....IT IS!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Wish I had a digital scale...today it appears that I am firmly down 2.5 lbs...am only "counting" two since my scale is not digital. BUT, I am delighted and perhaps will finally get this flab moving off me. So for today, YEA ME! emoticon

  
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NTSOHLTHNT 2/23/2011 6:51PM

    Yeah for you!!! That's fantastic news!!!
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HODGESLOVE 2/22/2011 2:01AM

  I am so proud of you.....
You are looking good Asta..
I am so glad that we are on this journey together.
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CINA-MINI 2/21/2011 4:01PM

    That is GREAT news!
Yay for you!!!!

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2CATS2LOVE1 2/21/2011 3:47PM

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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/21/2011 2:25PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Yes, it is working!

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BOOKWERME 2/21/2011 2:19PM

    LOL..Laurie...I will definitely have to be DETERMINED if I ever want to be FIRM! emoticon

Thank you all for your encouragement. The hardest stuff is yet ahead.

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LOVE2WALK1 2/21/2011 1:50PM

    My incredible friend.....it's working, it's working!!!!!!!!

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BBGYRL4 2/21/2011 1:25PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonThat's awesome Asta, keep it up!!

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GAMOMMY3 2/21/2011 1:20PM

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MARIE4950 2/21/2011 11:27AM

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WENNI1972 2/21/2011 10:53AM

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RASCALSMOMMA 2/21/2011 9:36AM

    HUGS! and Remember the other measures of your life are just as important. Number one how you FEEL. Your comments say that you are doing emoticon in that regard. Same with your friendship! You WILL get there Asta. Be "Firm and determined!" MANY---hang on.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CELEST 2/21/2011 9:25AM

    emoticon emoticon....and you did do it! emoticon

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KRMFREEONE 2/21/2011 9:17AM

    Yea you! emoticon

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Sudden Knowledge

Sunday, February 20, 2011





Received this in an email...don't know author. Sure is cute!

Since it is so hard to read, here is the text:

At last I know why I've got fat hips!
When taking a shower I often use the rest of my shampoo to lather myself.
Well, yesterday, I read what was written on the bottle:
"For extra volume and body"! WHAT A SHOCK

No wonder it is so difficult to keep my weight under control.
As from now I will use dish-washing liquid for showering - it
claims: "Dissolves fat that is otherwise difficult to remove"!

Maybe you have a similar problem?

  
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MARIE4950 2/21/2011 11:27AM

    WELL NO WONDER !!!! I have always bought the full volume shampoo and conditioners. hump!


Nice One!!
Have a great day. emoticon

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CELEST 2/21/2011 5:01AM

    And to think the diet companies have made millions and thats all it is! Hurrumph, could have saved myself a small fortune just changing my shampoo emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/21/2011 1:25AM

    Boy, do I ever emoticon

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RASCALSMOMMA 2/20/2011 9:08PM

    Congrats Asta! You may have hit on something!!! HUGS! Laurie

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GAMOMMY3 2/20/2011 8:45PM

    Ah ha!!! I knew there had to be a solution! emoticon

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TIGGER2908 2/20/2011 8:35PM

    Hilarious! Thanks for making my day.

Karen emoticon

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