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the baby bib

Thursday, March 25, 2010

If I have done this correctly, here is a picture of my grandson..six months old, modeling a bib I made using old sweatshirt fabric. As you can see by the carrots all over his face, he NEEDS full coverage with a bib!

Ok..that didn't work. Try this:

There are several other pictures here as well...but you will see several of THE bib.

BTW.. original bib was purchased, I copied the shape. Used elastic and a button instead of a snap arrangement like the original. My first effort was toweling with an applied edging, with a button and loop closure.

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CELEST 3/28/2010 9:09AM

    Lovely bib, which I noticed AFTER those incredible blue eyes. Gorgeous baby...really! I will know if my grand baby is a a girl or boy in the next 3 weeks. They can tell from as early as 12 weeks now. We are sitting at 8 weeks.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 3/26/2010 7:22PM

    Nice pictures. He is getting so big. I like your bib pattern too. He sure is a cutie.

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BOOKWERME 3/25/2010 11:04PM

    You would need to click the link in the blog...then click "view album" to see the prints.

The pic with him in the suit is Andrew at 11 weeks, modeling his first suit and shoes. He is now six months old...wish I had the pic of him standing similarly with his can really see the difference in his height...and he SO wants to stand on his own.

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CLAVINOVA 3/25/2010 10:49PM

    I don't see the bib you made or the carrots all over his face but he looks very cute in his suit! Have a great day with your family.

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Learning to post pics on blogs

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Some of my SP friends have posted beautiful photos on their blogs.

I have been involved in several discussions about flowers blooming and the progression of signs of spring.

I took a few photos with my cell phone to share with someone who says they don't get many daffodils in their area. Today, the hyacinth opened their first blooms. So..I shall attempt to share.

Well, there are the hyacinth. (Remember, this was taken with my cell phone! Not great quality)

This is a view across my front yard, looking out towards the cow field.

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HONEYDRIPPER 3/24/2010 10:27AM

    Thanks for the peek at spring!

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NORWEGIANDITZ 3/24/2010 12:02AM

    WOW! Those are beautiful. We don't have any flowers coming up yet here, but I can't wait!

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RASCALSMOMMA 3/23/2010 10:49PM

    Good Job Asta! Now we can see YOUR backyard!! Hugs Laurie

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What a off to a rough start!

Friday, March 12, 2010

I was surprised, this evening, to discover that I had stayed within my calorie range for the day...despite some stress eating early on. (I probably am slightly over cal. range..but close enough not to worry about it).

This morning, I had a chiropractor appointment...near my work, fifty minutes from home. Since the weather was foul, I left early. I got to the end of the driveway.

No power steering! I actually thought my engine had stalled, so shut off and restarted and pulled out onto the road, but quickly realized the steering was the problem! I had a difficult time getting turned around.

OK..switch vans. BUT, first I couldn't find the correct keys. Then, the van had a nearly flat tire. DH said it was a slow leak...just needs air. Ok.

BUT, the compressor is all disconnected. I had to find the correct connections, get it running and then go out in the downpour to put air in the tire.

Tick, tick, tick...I am now running LATE and the rain is coming down heavily. I call to let Dr's office know I will be late.

I eventually got things back on track. The Dr's 10 am app't didn't arrive on time, so they took me. The recent X-ray revealed NO problems with bones and joints etc...and my last adjustment had been effective. All good news.

I seemed to be "hungry" (just wanted to eat) all day at work, but I bring my lunch and had ONLY that to enjoy...good thing for if there had been other stuff available..I would have ENJOYED getting into trouble!

I had a sensible dinner (contemplated pizza all the way home!) and now have recorded nearly everything. GOOD JOB and good ending to the day. (and the rain even stopped..though more is on the way!)

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NORWEGIANDITZ 3/13/2010 10:09PM

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KVANCLEAVE 3/13/2010 9:42PM

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BOOKWERME 3/13/2010 7:44PM

    Easy to eat right when you don't have access to any temptations! LOL

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SANDYZEE 3/13/2010 6:52PM

    That is a good accomplishment, eating right after that stress.

Way to go!!

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BOOKWERME 3/13/2010 3:12PM

    Once upon a time...quite a while back, I had ballooned up to around 250 lbs..but I gradually got much of that back off. I linger at about the weight I am now..up a few, down a few..but not getting them OFF. I have needed to lose 25-30 lbs for most of my married life. As I keep refining my knowledge and trying to put it into practice, I am hopeful I will finally manage to get it off permanently.

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CELEST 3/13/2010 12:58AM

    What a day, esp when it started out with your PLANNING to leave early. I've had days like that too....very frustrating. But well done for sticking close as to your plan. One day we will reach our goals and still have to watch ourselves, but not have such a close plan. Your photo's however don't show you as having tons of weight left. Lucky you...or lucky planning, but soon I'll be there too, where my photo's don't show me as having plenty of weight left to go.

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BOOKWERME 3/12/2010 9:19PM

    THANKS for the compliment. I am relieved that I didn't get into dietary trouble!!

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MARENAMOO 3/12/2010 9:18PM

    It can be so hard to not let life get us so stressed out. Little things can just throw off our stride - you did a good job planning with your available food. Bringing your lunch and snack really helped you to stay on track which I am sure was difficult. You should be proud of your day!

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Walking in the woods today

Thursday, March 11, 2010

This is a picture taken with my ancient cell phone. It shows the trail between my son's house and my own here on the farm. I walked up there with the dogs today. My friend Lori posts so many lovely pictures of her walking trail..and Carol posts pictures of clouds and flowers and mountains. Thought I would share a piece of my world.

Our weather is warming up some..first daffodils bloomed today. Grass is beginning to show green. We aren't done with winter yet, but the deep freezes appear to be over in our area, for which I am very grateful.

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CELEST 3/12/2010 2:39PM

    Wow how lovely is that and on your own doorstep....lucky you. You are going into spring and we are coming up for autumn....I'm grateful cos its been sooo hot.

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BOOKWERME 3/11/2010 6:06PM

    Me, too.

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NORWEGIANDITZ 3/11/2010 6:02PM

    That picture makes me want spring even more!!! emoticon

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I just don't understand.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I spent 50 minutes bending, stretching and walking today...picking up the trash left behind by neighbors and others as they pass our roadfront. emoticon The area I cleaned up is not that long...maybe the length of an average house lot on a corner. I didn't count the bottles but I got 44 beer cans! There was plastic, paper, aluminum, glass...broken (hazardous to our animals and children!) and whole bottles, styrofoam, barbed wire, reg. wire, cups, plates, plastic bags, one halloween goody bag and two golf balls (!?!)

I just DON'T understand why anyone feels free to toss so much stuff out their car windows...ANYWHERE! emoticon

I can certainly think of more pleasant exercise.

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KVANCLEAVE 3/13/2010 9:47PM

    We went driving down some logging roads today looking for some good photo ops and were amazed by all the garbage up there in the middle of nowhere. It has always been one of my pet peeves, and I can't wait for the new system to see this jewel of a planet as it should be. The way Jehovah planned it.

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WANT2BHEALTHY60 3/4/2010 1:24PM

    If you think Tennessee is bad, you should come to Ecuador. There are no dog leash laws, and there are many alcoholics, and neighborhood stores which sell candy, ice cream, chips, which all get deposited on the streets. I, too look forward to Jehovah´s teaching us all cleanliness habits.
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BOOKWERME 1/29/2010 3:56PM

    God intended man to live in a roadside trash...and it will come in due time. Isaiah 55:11. REvelation 11:18 (at the end) speaks of God bringing to ruin those ruining the earth. HE is watching!

It will indeed be wonderful when all mankind lives in peace and the earth is restored to the paradise condition it was intended to be.

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POUNDSTOGO3 1/29/2010 3:39PM

    Just checking up on Spark friends when I noticed your blog. We live on a main highway and keep the ditch mowed. People are such pigs and love to throw their cans, bottles, and whatever. Bikers love to ride the ditch and tear up the lawn and driveway. Wouldn't this be a wonderful world if people followed the Golden Rule?

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/25/2010 2:05AM

    People are slobs. You wonder if their homes look as bad. Dh worked for the City for 27 1/2 years cleaning up peoples garbage. It was in a sense job security, kept him running the street sweeper that long.

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BOOKWERME 1/24/2010 2:19PM

    We used to have a neighbor who chose to dump on a tiny turn off along a narrow road. I drove by there daily and deplored the mess. Even a dead pig had been dumped at one time. One day as I was heading home, saw my neighbor there with his hands on a huge garbage if he were about to lift it. I stopped and said (I am amazed at my audacity!) "You AREN'T dumping that there are you?" He claimed "oh looking for cans". I told him I was glad to hear that since someone was making a HUGE mess there and it needed to be stopped! He agreed (yea, right!) I stopped by there later and found cans all over the place so I KNOW he was lying. The dumping there did slow down..and eventually I notified the county since the clean up crews were on the main roads nearby. They really got it cleaned up. Today the little turn out is gone, part of someones front yard. But, the dumping has not stopped, just moved and spread out further...we were observing how much mess there is all along the main road...whole truck-loads of mess, including shingles and furniture. Grrrr!

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CELEST 1/24/2010 9:28AM

    Well then its a global scourge. I walk everywhere now and I regularly see how cars must have pulled up and just dumped their cigarette butts on the side of the pavement. People are dirty in general. Most annoying to say the least. Image how irritated Jehovah must be to see people messing up his home this way?

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NORWEGIANDITZ 1/23/2010 11:10PM

    I totally agree. About a mile up the road from where I live, there is tons of trash spilled out all over. It's sad, because there's a lot of wildlife that lives around there. Raccoons, deer, etc. :( People just don't have respect.

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BOOKWERME 1/23/2010 10:41PM addresses or names...and one Rx bottle but empty and with label so washed/faded it was illegible. Good idea though. We get MOSTLY beer cans and beer bottles...and an occasional whisky bottle.

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BEVPRESLEY 1/23/2010 10:39PM

    I agree wholeheartedly. It is so sad people have no more respect for their environment than to trash it up like that. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to twitch your nose and have it all reappear in the trunk of their cars. If you find anything with an address or identification on it, call the authorities. If you find prescription bottles, call the EPA and report it. Discarding medications is a big no no to them.

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RASCALSMOMMA 1/23/2010 6:47PM

    No Kidding Asta! On my daily walk to Blackhawk I have to pass the Sentry store. On the sidewalk was DOG POOP! Several. I wondered how long it'd have to sit there. Finally Wednesday Id had enough. I was coming home and it was still there (of course) and I went into Sentry, got a produce bag , and went to work. GRRRR. And people were looking at me cleaning it up but that was the extent. NO one offered to help, or claimed responsibility! I know exactly how you feel! Hugs to you though for doing what was good in Jehovah's eyes! Laurie

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AMBUDMAN 1/23/2010 6:31PM

    I wonder the same thing all the time. emoticon

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